Sunday, November 4, 2012

Positively Pooped.

This week concluded my first official week of training. 

I am pooped. 
And the race is still 131 days away... 

Started a countdown clock for myself. This whole adventure certainly is a challenge. I'm certain to feel like giving up along the way, but don't worry, I won't let that happen! I'm trying to stay positive and focused on doing what I need to in order to have a successful day. But it is so hard to feel so slow/behind everyone else. Luckily we all have to start somewhere. And this is where I'm starting. Speed will come with experience. I'm clearly no athletic prodigy. I'm not going to astound or amaze anyone with my performance in March, but I am going to be ecstatic to see all the weeks pay off! I'm putting the miles in the bank now. It is hard and sometimes it sucks, but I need to remember every day that I'm sweating now so that I can shine on race day in March! 


Clinic this week kicked my patootie. I'm still not sure how I feel about how everything went, but there isn't a lot I can do about it over the weekend. So I spent Friday trying to rid myself of the frazzles by watching Hart of Dixie while making a tutu for the Tap-N-Run 4k! 

Oh yeah, and I did that while wearing these attractive footie pajamas! No, it is not cold enough to warrant this apparel, but sometime the comfort of cozy is the only thing that soothes my nerves. 


Saturday morning I woke in a much better mood.
  And ready to see what this early voting thing is all about. 

Yes I wore this hot {pink} little number to the polls. 

Maybe I shouldn't have... but I wanted to document my first time ever voting in person. The line wasn't fun, but it still felt more official than my WA mail ballot. However, now that I have had the in person experience, I'm not sure I'll ever do it again. The ease of voting from home trumps official-dom every time. 

And then remember that Tap-N-Run tutu I made? 
Yep I strutted that thing all over St. Petersburg! 

Had to rep the blog on my race bib! 

Best Team ever - Real Ladies Drink Beer! 

The event was a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity for me to get to know people better. 


The festivities lasted a bit longer than I expected last night... leading to a brutal wake-up this morning. I met up with the USF Triathlon Team to have a friendly time-trial race against the cycling team. Again, another opportunity to stay positive. The group was fun, but I knew from the start I was going to be the slowest. I don't know why this upsets and embarrasses me so much. I wouldn't look down on someone else if they had finished last. I guess I worry that people will judge either my fitness level or my drive. I just need to keep showing up and doing my best. And then do it over and over and over again. That is the only way to get better and faster - to gain experience. 

So that is what I have been up to. I am exhausted and still have a lot of reading, printing, writing and other prep work to do for the week ahead. I can't believe it is already November! 

{Or should I say Movember?!}

The weather hasn't been informed yet - it is still sunny and in the 80's! 
I'm not complaining, just shocked is all. 

Hope everyone is having a happy Sunday Funday, remembered to roll back their clocks and is ready to have a productive Monday ~ I know I am!! 

xoxo Sweat&Sparkle 

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