Try Girl, Tri!

Dear Self,

Since you’re going to attempt a triathlon in a very short 6 weeks, you might want to keep track of your workouts. You know, to make sure you don’t make a fool of yourself.

Great idea! Hm, wonder how I might do that? Maybe a calendar?

Nah, you’re totally bound by your calendar at work. You don’t want your training to feel like work do ya?

Again, self. You’re spot on.  Ooh, my iPad has this cute notepad feature. I could track stuff there, jot down some ideas about what worked, what didn’t.

Um, do you remember what happened to your BlogHer notes? Those few tiny tidbits of gold you couldn’t wait to get home to digest? The ones your cute little 3 year old deleted?

Oh yeah. WTF? Why doesn’t that damn thing have a trash can that has to be emptied? Or does it? I don’t remember taking that bin to the curb.

Mad Woman, you know you’re weird, right?

What’s your point?

Back to the training notes. There is that annoying Nike site.

No. No. No.

So what you really need is a journal, right?

I do, but I also need to be held accountable. You know me, I’ll get lazy if no one is looking. But if I know someone is watching I’ll try harder.

So a blog, right?

A blog? What a genius idea! But hm, do I know how to do that? You know this mommy brain gets kinda fuzzy at times.

Mad Woman, did you notice where you were recording this conversation you’re having with yourself?


16 Responses to Try Girl, Tri!
  1. Pop
    August 16, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Wait…you’re attempting a tri? After having another child? You really ARE a man woman behind this blog.

    Good luck! I doubt I’d finish a triathlon alive. Or sober.

  2. John
    August 16, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Yes. Post here. Post often. I find it’s the easiest way to hold yourself accountable

    And, you are aware that you’re fully mad, right? Still, I’m excited for you. And not just because there’s a half-decent chance that you’ll post pictures of yourself in a bathing suit.
    John recently posted..Where I call myself a triathlete

  3. Mandy_Fish
    August 16, 2011 | 11:42 am

    I used to do triathlons! Hope you have fun training for yours! My favorite parts were the swimming and the biking. Hated the running. But someone I did it everyday. I can’t get my head around that now.
    Mandy_Fish recently posted..How to Suck at Meditating

  4. Coffeypot
    August 16, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    That’s okay. I wasn’t listening anyway.

  5. CDG
    August 16, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    You’re crazy, lady. But the Tri’s got nothing to do with that. Rock on. Keep us posted.
    CDG recently posted..How They Met

  6. Jessica
    August 16, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    You have a blog, Facebook, and Twitter that you can use to record your progress. Use them all.
    Jessica recently posted..VlogTalk: My Disaster Area

  7. Alison@Mama Wants This
    August 16, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    Well now that I know about this tri (you’re nuts and my hero), I’m going to bug you about your training.
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..Birthday Guest: Holidays and Half-Birthdays

  8. San Diego Momma
    August 16, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    I couldn’t hear what you were saying.
    I’m blinded with admiration that you’re doing a triathlon.
    San Diego Momma recently posted..PROMPTuesday Interlude

  9. Symdaddy
    August 17, 2011 | 2:01 am

    My last serious run was in 1986 … 14 miles with 20 kilos of kit and a rifle.

    So … whereas others may be singing your praises for attempting such an event shortly after dropping a screamer (the Adonis pup), I will be content to sit here and begin my sympathetic aches and pains just thinking about what you are going to do.

    Pass me some more of that chocolate cake and a beer while you’re on your feet!

  10. Megan (Best of Fates)
    August 17, 2011 | 6:01 am

    Ooh – as I don’t believe in physical activity for myself, I’m exciting to experience it vicariously through you!
    Megan (Best of Fates) recently posted..The 3 Surprises of Painting

  11. julie gardner
    August 17, 2011 | 7:20 am

    LOVE that you’re doing a triathlon.

    If it weren’t for the swimming part and the biking part, I’d do one, too.

    PLEASE keep us updated so we can vicariously experience your awesomeness.

    Hooray for getting back in the saddle. So to speak.
    julie gardner recently posted..Today call me wedded.

  12. MommaKiss
    August 17, 2011 | 11:23 am

    Ok, lemme vent. Will you please get your feed to be “full” in e-mail subscription? Sheesh!

    Tri? As in a TRI ATH A LON?? Go. you. I did that 60 mile walk and I’d do it again before a stinkin’ tri! oof.
    MommaKiss recently posted..Work. MK Style

  13. BLissed-Out Grandma
    August 17, 2011 | 11:52 am

    So when you said you were loving exercise, I guess you weren’t kidding. You go, girl. I’ll mostly be sitting at my computer, cheering you on.

  14. Sherri
    August 18, 2011 | 9:39 am

    What I love about you….right here.

    And to try a tri so soon after popping out The Dude? You rock.
    Sherri recently posted..Thirteen Things that Rock About Being 13

  15. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    August 19, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Good luck on the Tri! You are my hero! I can’t even run around the block!

  16. Mandyland
    August 31, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Time out. Wait. I thought I just read that you’re going to be doing a triathlon. That’s weird. I mean, it has to be metaphorical, right?

    Otherwise…Day-am, girl.

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