Sorry to keep talking about the triathlon,
but I’m pretty much in full-on panic mode now.
And after reading through the athlete guide last night,
it’s not even the swimming, biking, and running that has me semi paralyzed.
I am not a city girl.
Sometimes I wish I was one.
that chick who is walking down the street,
looking all hip,
wearing skinny jeans,
with the scarf wrapped just the right way around her neck (I can never master that one),
and carrying the world’s largest,
and coolest purse.
Or the one who looks like she just threw something together,
without even thinking about it,
and wears little boots in the summer,
but isn’t sweating at all.
But I’m not that girl.
I like bare feet.
I like cutting the grass.
And birds waking me up in the morning.
So last night,
as I was reading through that guide,
I discovered something else.
I am staying at a hotel with the other members of the Team in Training team.
So I won’t be alone.
When we walk into the subway.
At 4 a.m.
But the subway also scares the crap out of me.
and I have to take my bike on the subway too.
I pretty much suck with the bike.
I want to be one of those cool cyclist people too.
But I’m not.
So I will be the bumbling,
non-bike and subway savvy chick,
trying desperately not to fall down the subway stairs,
or get my tire stuck in the subway turnstile,
or my handlebars smashed in the subway doors.
Maybe that’s good.
Maybe the subway and bike anxiety will take my mind off of how f*cking scared I am to swim in the Hudson.
Or the fact that before big athletic events,
my stomach often gets the best of me,
pretty much putting me in this situation:
or this one…
And that’s always fun when you have a wetsuit on.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!!
All you need to do is click on the banner above to register a vote for me!
You can vote one time every 24 hours from every computer and cell phone! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! I really appreciate your support!
Check out and “like” the not-your-average-mom.com facebook page!
Follow me on Twitter @mom_not_average