Let's just say our run lasted 1.3 miles. The stroller was experiencing technical difficulties - seriously veering to the right... So then I said, 'Lets just unlock the wheel' - Well HOLY WOBBLES! That didn't last long, so we headed back to the house to try to straighten the front wheel. We all gave it a go; me, Heather and Stephen (who was on his way out to tee off), all with looks of confusion and exacerbation, determined - it was unfixable. I tried to pack it as best I could, and took it back to Target (they were awesome about taking it back - I had ZERO issue, and I was so happy about that!)
|She is Excited too!|
Assembly was pretty easy, aside for the whole front brake thing (I suck at brakes, even on a bicycle - I never understood the whole mechanism...(Yay! I wanna be a Triathlete!) So today, I decided to head out, 3-5 miles was the goal - a far cry from the 7-8 (Insanity & 2 days of swim training a week is pretty hard!) but I also got a late start, and remember I live in
So next weekend is another free Triathlon, I am going to do it this time. Time to just suck it up and jump in... It's not like I am going to wake up one day and be a super awesome triathlete, I am a realist... BUT you can't improve something if you never do it... So I am going to do it! You gotta start somewhere right? Why not make it at a free event? I think the one thing I am most nervous about (besides how do you dress for 3 events in one?) is the transition areas... let's face it - it won't be super crowded when I get there but if you are anything like me, you have this anxiety about anything new, the unknown is scary. I still feel the same way on first day of classes!
So here, it's never to late to try something new, my first Triathlon at 35 - talk about taking a leap out of my comfort zone!
I have also been busy, busy, busy working on gathering sponsors for an upcoming raffle for my Team in Training fundraising... I think you all will be pleased with some of the things I've been able to wrangle so far! I know I am (I kinda wish I could enter to win some of this stuff myself ;) but that wouldn't be right!)
I did want to mention that my brother was here last week with his family. I took a day off to spend at the beach with my niece (Charlotte) and nephew (Liam)... they are SO cute, and loved the water! I hadn't been to the beach since last summer when I was all preggers with Gabriella... I have to admit, being at the beach with kids is not as relaxing as without them...lol They definitely keep you on your toes but I loved every minute of it. Charlotte is fearless, and has the cutest little voice... Liam, well I must have 50 pictures of him doing the 'surfer' pose... George spent time building a sand castle, but Liamzilla took care of that quickly! All in all, it was a great time!