The day came too quickly for me, and i didn't feel completely prepared for it, but on this morning I packed up my gear and my husband and away we went. To Airdrie, at stupid o'clock on a Saturday morning... how my husband deals with me I will never know. As we were loading the bike in the car we notice that the front tire is flat, and when I say flat I mean FLAT... no reviving this sucker! SO, the whole way to the location of the Tri I am worried that my bike won't pass the inspection because they don't have the stuff to fix flat tires and I will be hooped. I try and relax, but if you know me, that thought will just make you giggle.
We roll up, get the lay of the land and go and pick up my registration package. I then get my body markings with my number... in PERMANENT marker (yes, it took a week of scrubbing to get this crap off). I had to practically disrobe while there because I hadn't changed into my gear yet, but you do what you have to do. We go back to the SUV and get the bike out, and start standing in a long line that seemingly doesn't move. I abandon Derek to go and change and finish my energy drink and get my timing chip that I forgot to get from the registration table. Did I mention that I felt unprepared for this race? We finally got to the start of the line up and they fixed the flat, NO problem... I felt so much better and relaxed so much more when this happened - it is amazing how solving one little problem makes your day!
|The swim - 250m|
|Ready for the 10K bike|
|Done the 2.5K run - total time 58:05|