I woke up at 6am this morning to amazing temperatures. WARM....no rain. If you check my update from last year....you see that the weather was the exact opposite. Arriving early meant I saw the start of the 10k and some TTPers fly past me.
One of the things I look forward to each year is seeing who the EPIC Canadians are as voted by the participants. These individuals mark the kilometers all over the route!!
As 9:30 neared, I could tell it was going to be a warm one. And I was right. There is a long hill for the first 2k...and even though I know it's coming...it still kicks my butt. I could hear people behind me asking when the down hill kicked in. LOL
As I neared 2.5k, a lady came up beside me and asked what time I wanted to finish, to which I replied "27 minutes." "Oh great" she said "I need a pace bunny!" Oh crap...that means I really do need to keep my pace going at this rate...crap...crap...crap. In the last 500 meters, I told her to just give 'er and finish strong! She did just that and came in just slightly under 27 minutes I believe. My garmin read 27.01 which I'm happy with given the heat and the long 2k uphill climb. (Chip timing has 27.02)
|Who doesn't love snow cones at the end of a HOT race! WINNER in my book!|
|My caps displayed on my 'relaxing pool' and my clothesline drying|
out my towels and wetsuit.
The swim could not have asked for better weather. The lake was perfect!! Again...only practice is going to make me more comfortable doing this type of activity but today I am glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did something new!!
This race is an excellent race!! The organizers do an excellent job starting on time, making sure there is anything a participant could want, and the medals rock! Two different medals for todays race....I'll take that!!!
|Love my new visor...it pays to know the race director sometimes. :-)|
Just remember....that you are all capable of accomplishing something new....just make up your mind to take that step and try. Oh...and never under estimate the power of believing in yourself...it will help you overcome your fears...and push you to do amazing things!!!!
Have you ever done something that you were terrified to do? How did you feel after?