Its official, I’m in the Aqua Velo for Eagleman. This is a fancy word for people who will only be swimming and biking. Not only do I get to do one less sport, but I get to pay an additional $25 for it! Makes you want to not switch and just stop after the bike and hand in your chip, but I know it’s the right thing to do. I have to confess first – I have not been the most diligent little triathlete since injury struck. I have certainly still been working out, just my bikes have definitely not been as long or nearly as intense as they would’ve been if I was still committed to the full half ironman. I’ve been swimming 3 times a week, biking usually 3 times, and aquarunning twice a week. At the beginning I had this grand plan of riding like 5 times a week since I would have all this extra time from not running, but somehow it just hasn’t worked out. Ah well. It will still be fun to swim and ride knowing I don’t have to run afterwards. I’m just trying to think of the last time I actually rode that far… :)
This weekend will be fun. My entire family is heading into the Triangle and my 9 year old niece will be doing her first triathlon at the Swim for Smiles youth triathlon. This is a big volunteer event for our Triathlon Team. Last year, in our drought-ridden summer, was the one day that it absolutely poured so we're all hoping for better weather this year. It's great to watch all the kids compete.