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Tri City Open! {3.9.13}

Chelsea’s Run 5K- 3/2/13

Things just keep getting weirder and weirder.  I don’t know who we think we are, but apparently our conscience does.  Recently Matt and I both decided that it would be a good idea to sign up for a Sprint Triathlon in May.  Yes, 2 months away.  Okie dokie!! Here we go!!  I just finished my first 5K (running for a great cause) at Chelsea’s Run down at Balboa Park, and next up are the Open Wod’s for the Crossfit Games.  Matt and I are committing to the next 5 Saturdays for competing in The Tri City Open.  This will be a great challenge for us, but we’re really excited to just get out there and do it.

There are about 3 weeks in between the last Open WOD and our Spring Sprint Triathlon.  We are in total training mode and it feels so good!  I’m not saying that we’re going to smash this Triathlon by any means, but I will say that we’re going to FINISH it no matter what it takes.

It’s actually a “Sprint Triathlon” not a full blown Tri.  So what’s that?

It’s a 400 meter swim, then a 10 mile bike ride, and then finished with a 5K run (3.2 miles).  Not bad.  Especially since the bike riding part is low terrain.  There aren’t any hills or treacherous climbs.  It’s around Mission Bay.  And since I just finished a 5K recently, I feel like it won’t be the worst thing- I’m just nervous about being wet from the swim and then biking 10 miles and running after that!  Whatever… if anything, it’ll be one hell of an experience.  Wouldn’t want anyone else as my partner either!!!

Matt and I have committed to each other and work really well as a team, fortunately :)  His strengths and my strengths are different so we use them to our advantage and each others’ advantages when in need.  I would be kidding if I said that I’m not nervous, as I have really no idea what to expect.  But, then again, what’s the worst that could happen?  We’re out there exercising our bodies and putting our fitness levels to the test.  How bad could it be?  Let’s do this!  I actually asked my Coach Eric Salcedo this question and he said simply, “The worst that could happen?  Die.”  Bahahaha!!  C’mon Eric.  If I die, it better be because a shark cruised into the bay and ate my ass.  If I’m gonna go down, it better be a good story.  For my kids’ sake anyway.

My motto for this year is to GO BIG.  I’m not going to have the energy and strength to do these types of things forever…so let’s go, before I (we) miss the opportunity.  Right?!  I mean…RIGHT?!

Well, I don’t have may pictures from Chelsea’s Run except for the one up top that was e-mailed to me.  But here are a few :)

The sea of 6K people coming out to show their love and support

Running with some of my BEST friends in one of the GREATEST runs I will ever participate in.

Let’s go! Signed up for a timed race. Finished in 31.08 :)

We all FINISHED! Such a great group of girls (and kiddos). Love you all!!

These girls are some of my BEST of friends I consider family and I’m looking forward to posting picts from my BBCF family as well.  Those girls (and guys) are just as huge of a part of my life journey.  Really lookin’ forward to seeing how we do at the Open!  Boombox Crossfit is one STRONG group of athletes.  I know we’re gonna crush it!  BBCF baby!!!  Let’s GO!


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