Saturday, November 29, 2014

Three Things To Tell - ONE BIG ONE

I love three things post as they are nice and concise. So here goes......

1. I did the annual turkey trot a week ago. It was so much warmer than the year before.  Warm, no but warmer.  I did okay - slow.  But apparently well enough to get 3 and out of quite a few too.  But I didn't hang around for prizes as they take forever. All racers finish first including the 10K and then it takes forever as they have lots of random prizes.  The prizes are great but I didn't have the time.  Monday I got an email from the race director offering to mail me my medal, which I actually didn't know I had won.  I was thrilled because I hate not getting a prize I have won!  



2. Bike goals - 
C. I stated that I wanted to ride at least once in November - check!
B. I wanted to ride past November 17 which was my last day of riding last year.  Check.
A. I wanted to ride at least once a week in November.  Check.
AA. I want to ride at least once in December. We'll see. I am hoping to ride tomorrow but I don't know.  
I am really hating giving up the bike this year.

3.  Last night I got an email which first caused me to laugh and then just be astounded.  I qualified for the USA Triathlon 2015 Age Group National Championships.  It was from the Pumpkinman when I won my age group.  There were very few of us soooo.  But I'm going to be proud.  First, I am out there doing it. Second, I haven't been doing tris long so hey!  Third, I had a really horrible triathlon experience this summer and I didn't quit that race or let that experience stop me from doing more this summer.  The championships are in Milwaukee and I can't see spending the money to come in last!  The odd thing is I qualified for the Olympic distance which I have never done.  But it's neat to be able to say I qualified for a national event.  

14 comments:

middleagedrunner said...

You should totally go to Nationals, that's so exciting! You are amazing 😃

Darlene said...

Wow! Congrats! It's awesome.

Amy Crawshaw said...

Wow - nationals! That is so cool - congratulations!!!

Giorgio said...

That's so Great, Andrea! Huge congrats!

Karen said...

Awesome! Congratulations on qualifying. :)

Teamarcia said...

Again, SO cool about Nationals. I am 70 minutes away. Apparently I lied about it being under an hour, but still very doable. I wouldn't miss it! I'd need your autograph!

Char said...

Yes, you should be proud of qualifying for the Nationals. That's a huge achievement! And whether you do it or not it doesn't really matter because just qualifying is huge.

Kate Geisen said...

Totally agree that it is super cool that you qualified whether or not you go...but I hope you go. :) And I don't think it matters at all how few were in your AG because YOU were out and racing in an age group where apparently relatively few people are doing it. That's pretty cool.

Fran said...

Congrats, that's awesome! I hope you will be able to go. And the fact that there might not have been much participants in your age group is because it's not for everyone. Not everyone can do it, but you can.

Very happy for you.

Johann said...

I think this is really awesome and it will motivate me for sure to take age groups more seriously. You deserve this and must go and be proud and enjoy the wonderful experience.

To answer your question about barefoot at school... It is very common here in South Africa (and Africa in general) for primary school children to attend school barefoot. It is just easy, cheap and comfortable. Walking around barefoot is something we all do as much as possible. The primary schools also do most sports barefoot.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Big congrats on qualifying for the USA Triathlon 2015 Age Group National Championships!

HalfCrazed Runner said...

Your acceptance to Nationals is very cool! That's exciting!

Mike Ransick said...

Very cool you qualified for Age Group Nationals! You should be proud for sure.

Liz said...

Wow, that's amazing! Well done!!