Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Triathlon 101

I may have mentioned that, due to a little bit of peer pressure, I'm planning on doing the Chisago Lakes Sprint Tri in July. The thought of doing a triathlon is a teensy bit terrifying for me, so when I saw that one of our local (and by local, I mean within an hour - that's what happens when you live in the boonies) hospitals was doing a Triathlon 101 class AND giving a discount to Chisago, I was all over it.

Last night was the class, and it definitely got me pumped up for the tri. Most of the information was stuff I already basically knew from reading blogs (thanks to all you smarty pants!), but it was reassuring to be in a room with other people who have no clue what they are doing. So now I am really looking forward to the triathlon and trying to figure out how I am going to get my butt in the pool. Must learn to swim NOW.

I also had a little happy surprise yesterday. While waiting for our taxes to get done, my hubby and I stopped into one of the big sports stores in the Twin Cities. I was thrilled to find my favorite Saucony shoes on sale for $50. That is so cheap! I picked those babies right up. I love the first run in the cushiony goodness of new shoes. My happiness was only somewhat dulled when I looked down and realized that the dress pants I was wearing had ripped and my entire ass was exposed for the world to see. Next stop: new pants.

17 comments:

onelittletrigirl said...

That is a great deal!

Tri 101 classes are great; my teams does them and I know that it really helped me for my first one! Just enjoy it :)

Jamoosh said...

Is there anything better (purchase wise) than find YOUR shoes for dirt cheap? I think not!

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
God, I really wish that I could swim better because I would be so tempted to jump on the Tri train like you!! It is nice to see you excited about it...you are going to do so good:)

Funny about the pants:)

April said...

I'm with Julie, if I was a stronger swimmer I would love to do a tri!
Awesome deal on your shoes!
LOL!! Maybe you'll find a great deal on new pants too!!!

Marlene said...

Awesome on the tri class and cheap shoes - double yay!

Sarah said...

Way to go on a great shoe deal! How the heck did you rip your pants?!?!?! :)

Running Through Life said...

You are certainly a go getter. Marathon in May, Tri in July, what next?

Sounds like fun.

Jeri said...

there is nothing better than finding "YOUR SHOES" on Sale. It's like runner's xmas, for sure. :D

I Run for Fun said...

Yay! Nothing like your favorite running shoes on sale!

You gutsy girl, for trying the tri...I am terrified of the swimming portion too! All the best...I am sure you will be a proper triathlete soon.

DRog said...

I'm bummed I couldnt join you for the class...I'm also in need of some Tri101!!! good for you doing the class and planning your training for the Tri get in that pool!! - D

Beth said...

Ooops, sorry about the pants. Nice score with the shoes, though. Congrats on your forray into tris. I bet you will love them!

RunMommyRun said...

OMG, that is too funny on your pants. :) Sorry to laugh at your expense!!

I wear Saucony too! Have for YEARS...love 'em!!!

Glad the class boosted your confidence--you triathlete you!!

Katie A. said...

Wow! A tri! I bow down to you! I don't think I will ever tackle one of those, and when I say ever, I really mean NEVER!
Yay for new shoes! Ugh - sorry about the pants!

ShutUpandRun said...

What a score on the shoes!! Good luck with the training.

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
I got my e-mail this morning....I am running Grandma's Half!!!! Woo hoo!! Let me know when you find out:)

Ali said...

peer pressure ... just say no.

lol ... ripped pants! Hilarious

Teamarcia said...

I so admire you for taking the plunge! One of these years I'll bite the bullet.