1:30pm

I’m not sure how many of you saw Colleen’s email today, but I was so touched. She called me a fantastic writer! How flattering! Too bad I can’t win a triathlon on paper. Anyway, I hope I’ve picked up a few new (newbie? New-newbie?) readers along the way (not too hard to do as my husband and Colleen have been my only followers thus far). I hope I can amuse and inspire you with my training recaps and stories, so come along for the ride (run and swim)!
 
This week will be a busy week for sure. I am in NYC as I write this (my view, like Colleen’s in Arizona, is pretty cool), however, I am only up and back for the day, so I do not have the opportunity to take a nice jaunt around Central Park or anywhere else in the city for that matter. Sadly, I will probably be logging miles on my treadmill in the basement tonight (herein knows as “the dungeon”) after I put the kiddos to bed. Then it’s up and off to Nashville, TN at 6am tomorrow.
 
I am looking forward to this weekend’s first group ride, although I am unsure what to do about a bike. As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a bike, much in the same way that Fred Flintstone “had a car.” It will get the job done, but imagine Fred out on the road, pedaling alongside a nice BMW 3 series. (Or anything with a motor for that matter). If I can squeeze in some time this week, I plan to venture to Action Wheels to “try out” (read: buy) a close out bike. If not, I will be joining the group w/ my current ride (sigh). Would love any suggestions here on what to purchase as a newbie who is unsure if this tri thing is a “bucket list” item or a new life long passion (and by passion please know I am not putting this on the same tier as my “passion” for wine, more on the level with my passion for staying fit, healthy and a good example for my kids).
 
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please post comments on my blog (this will make me look so cool and like an official blogger).

Stephanie

4 thoughts on “March 14, 2011

  1. I am so enjoying your blogs! I, too, am a newbie and feel very uncertain of just about everytbing! There are questions around every corner. Your last blog about swimming, however, did motivate me to call the instructor (yes, I need lessons) for help. I’m scheduled for Sunday and am anxious to get started. I was out looking for a bike today and can’t decide what I’m going to do about that either as I’m also curious whether this will be the beginning of something new….. (or not!) …so thanks for sharing your experiences (and wit) as I crawl through this new beginning!

  2. Stephanie, great blog! Can absolutely relate to the travel. Messes with the workouts.
    Don’t worry about the group rides. It will be fine.

  3. I’m really enjoying your blog, Colleen was right, you’re a great writer! Let us know how you make out on that new bike thing. As a single working mom, I’m very curious the options. ps. I’m also a “newbie” 🙂

  4. Hi Stephanie – Your blog is reall great!!! I don’t consider myself a seasoned triathlete yet and can still relate to many of your anxieties about training for and competing in triathlons. After you get a few triathlons under your belt, you’ll be able to really start to enjoy the anticipation of competing in an event. Keep up the good work, and don’t worry about what kind of bike you have, just jump on and ride!

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