2. I had some pizzazz back today but it took me forever to get going. I almost always get out in the morning to exercise when it is my choice but today I found lots to do first. Truthfully it was rather cold out and I was also waiting for it to warm up. By the time I got to the lake it was close to 2 and the beach was more crowded than when I am usually there. It took a lot of nerve for me to put on my wetsuit and enter the water. I felt foolish in a wetsuit and cap and goggles like I am some super swimmer when it is the complete opposite. First I wasn't positive I would be able to get it on. When I got it half way I thought that was it but I managed to finish the job. I headed for the water as all the kids around stared at me and who was to blame them? Brrr. The water was cold and the wet suit wasn't just for my confidence. I swam back and forth a couple of times. Truthfully I could have gotten out after 5 minutes and felt I had done a good job. I forgot my watch so I don't know how long I swam but decided it was a fine amount and headed out. Some kid went, "Wow, have you been way out?" I told him no, I had been quite close by. Then I changed and got ready to ride my bike. I did swim, bike, run but I did not practice transitions. I took my time between things and as I just said, even changed. It took me a little bit of time to get into the "racing mode" but I did and enjoyed the whole ride. While not fantastic, my pace was better than it has been this year so I'll take it. Then I had a snack, went to the bathroom and changed my shoes to get ready to run. Even though I had given myself some time I still felt like my legs were very heavy. My first mile was quite slow but I picked up the pace a fair amount on the next two. The first "half" was farther than the second half so I don't know how accurate the pace was. I did think I was going farther than the real amount but it felt good to pick up the pace and give it a good try following the swim and the bike. I am still trying to decide if I am signing up for a tri the next weekend. Today made me think I probably will.
3. This weekend is getting closer and my attempt at a century. I am a bit worried about the weather as afternoon thunderstorms are predicted. Other than that the day sounds quite good. But will I do it? Time will tell.