Monday, June 11, 2007

going for it.

So maybe I've seriously dabbled in swimming since I was 7 or 8 years old. And okay, maybe I've always just needed a reason to push myself a little harder when I'm running. And perhaps, maybe, it's time I put my sweet ass bike that I got as a graduation present in 2004 to good use.

(And obviously I need more excuses to buy cute workout apparel. But really, that's not the point. Although it is so true.)

Maybe there's a reason why I've always left things until the last minute. My old tendency to bust out 20 page research papers the night before they'd be due. Printing up random stats on clients minutes before a staff meeting. Buying baby shower gifts an hour before the par-tay. Because leaving it to the last minute is pretty much how I roll.

Perhaps this can just go to show that for the next month, it's game on. It's not heaps of time, but that's never really stopped me before.

So, here goes nothing. July 15, Triathloning here I come.
Woot!

And PS- Now I will be held accountable. Because I've confessed to all of you on this here blog. And, wicked importantly, and so deserving of many many heaps of thanks- Egan, my Triathlon guru/mentor, THANK YOU for the encouragement and the push I needed.

28 comments:

jeorg said...

you can totally do it!!!!

ARM said...

You are so going to rock that mother! I have much admiration for people who do these types of things for I will probably never be able to - even if I lose all the weight I'm wanting to lose. Running hurts (even when I was thin I hated it) and I never got into competition swimming even though I've been swimming since I was 5 and I'm still a little afraid of my bike.

I see that there is a commonality between bloggers - the whole leaving things to the last minute stuff. Weird.

And Egan is wicked persuasive, isn't he? But definitely in a good way.

ruby said...

You're gonna be super amazing and kill it! Go you!

brandy said...

That egan. Not only does he leave nice comments, he pushes people to do triathalons. Is there anything he can't do? As for you my dear, good luck, you are going to be absolutely bloody brilliant and I can't wait to hear all the good stories that come from this!

e.b. said...

WOW! that is amazing - best of luck and keep us updated.

radioactive girl said...

You are going to do awesome! Three years ago, a few months after having my last baby I did myt first one, and am totally hooked now. My enthusiasm for them was contagious and now I have a bunch of neighbors that do them, and my husband too. My 9 year old daughter did a kids one last year and had an awesome time. You'll do awesome! And it will be so much fun!

brookem said...

jeorg- thank you for the vote of confidence my friend!

arm- i love that you said "rock that mother!" hahaha. thank you for that, on a monday morning no less. it's what i needed. oh and yah, procrastinating is just what i do. all of us i guess!

ruby- thank you dear!

brandy- yes, that egan is a wild one. he gets a gold star. and oh, im sure there will be stories. i already have seven bruises. never did i claim to be graceful.

eb- i sure will! thank you.

radioactive girl- oh how exciting that you do them too! we may need to discuss this further. thank you!

Trixie said...

YOU GO, GIRL!! :)

We are supporting you 110%!

egan said...

Awesome, by posting this you will keep yourself accountable. You're going to do great as most triathletes aren't the best swimmers. You've got plenty of time to train considering it's your first one. Sit back and enjoy it and strike up a conversation or two.

Arm, I can hear you. Brandy you're very kind.

brookem said...

trixie- thank you so much!

egan- merci again my friend! and look at this, now you can come to other people's blogs and get props. seriously you're too popular.

ARM said...

Ha! I've been telling him that for months! He's too modest.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

woohoo! I know yo can do it!

angel, jr. said...

We'll cheer you all the way!!!

undercover celebrity said...

Really?! And I thougth you were so sane up until now... :)

Well, I may not understand it, but I would like to offer you a hearty: Skrinker your way to the finish line!

Ally said...

I am so impressed! Triatholons have always scared me, so I look forward to reading about your training and prep. Good luck!

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

Wow! I'm impressed, first that you're doing this! And second that you posted it on your blog...you really have no choice not to do it now!

Good luck to you!

Lord Fondleberries said...

have a pissah time.

lord f

brookem said...

arm- he so is.

princess- thank you!

angel jr- woot! thanks!

undercover celeb- what good usage of the word! you impress me. thank you!

ally- thank you! hope your trip is going wonderfully.

jennifer- i know right? now you all know. shit.

lord f- im laughing at your comment, and thank you.

patches said...

That's like thirty-four whole days to train, piece of cake!

Ooow did somebody say cake?

Airam said...

Good luck!

Beth said...

Good luck! I'm seriously impressed!

brookem said...

patches- thanks for stopping by! and thanks for the encouragement. i want some cake now.

airam- thank you tons.

beth- ahh, thank you!

k.r.i.s.t.e.n. said...

amazing! good luck! maybe i could come out and root for you if it's local! :)

brookem said...

kristen- thank you! and yes, it's local! that would be SO COOL.

B said...

go for it girl! a great accomplishment to work towards

ChickyBabe said...

Egan can be such a motivator!

brookem said...

b- thank you! definitely something to keep me working.

chickybabe- i know it! if egan's having a bad day, he should just come to this post and see how much he's admired.

2xA+r0n said...

Sweet! Good luck and let's see some pics! :P