January 29, 2007

Tri Tag

I've been tagged by Robin! So, here goes...

1. Describe a memory from your first triathlon ever
I had swam my first lap ever probably 2 weeks before the Mt Lakes Sprint Tri. I was so naive about swimming and triathlon, I didn't know how scared I should have been about the 600 yard lake swim. Yikes!!! Luckily, about 400 of the 600 yards was shallow enough to walk/run, so I only had to swim, er doggy paddle, about 200 yards!

2. Describe a memory from your most recent triathlon
50 yards into the 1500 meter swim at the Music City Tri, my goggles started leaking water. I tried to adjust, over and over, with no luck. I was so frustrated, and I already was scared of the swim, and it made that 45 minutes in the lake the MOST miserable experience EVER!

3. What's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you in a tri?
See # 2. 5th slowest swim, not just in my age group, but EVERYbody.

4. What's the most thrilling thing that's happened to you in a tri?
Ok, I think this is probably belaboring the point of how miserable that swim was, but... The most thrilling thing that's happened is FINALLY crawling out of the lake at Music City Tri last year (06).

5. What is something you discovered about yourself by doing triathlons?
I never knew that I could be so stoked about busting my ass and pushing my body to extremes of exertion for 15 hours each week to work toward a goal 6 months away. I think I have always been afraid of giving everything I can, and that leaves me with regrets that I don't want. Triathlon is teaching me about exposure and transparency. Those in the know tell me that every flaw will be readily apparent over 140.6...

6. What is The Big Goal that you're working towards?
Oh you know the answer to this one.... KONA!!!

So now I'm supposed to tag 6. Let's hear from TJ, Michelle, Momo, Tripp, E-speed, and the Bluebirdbiker...

8 comments:

Brian said...

Hey how was that Music City Tri? My family lives in Nashville so thought about traveling up for that one. Could you email me a quick critique?

Cliff said...

TriJack,

Thanks for recommending Blue likes Jazz. I definitely will put it on reading list.

Laurie said...

I think I have always been afraid of giving everything I can, and that leaves me with regrets that I don't want.

I completely agree. If you don't do everything you can, you are always left with some room to say that you'd be better if only you worked harder. If you actually work as hard as you and don't do that well, you begin to seriously doubt yourself and your abilities. It is hard to let go and give everything you have for a cause.

TriJack said...

brian - more than happy to, but i couldn't find your email! mine's on my sidebar, hit me first and i'll tell you all about it...

Bike Chick said...

Hmmm. I don't think you should be embarassed about being 5th to last in the swim! I would think you would only be embarrased if you threw a Norman and gave up because of it.

But you are coming a long way on your swim! Pretty soon, you'll be 600? That's not even a warm up!

Tripp said...

Thanks for the tag. I enjoyed backtracking the game a little and finding some new interesting blogs that others had tagged. My responses are on my blog.

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