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Just Gotta Tri: I joined a triathlon team

February 10, 2011

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photo credit: Luna Chix

I originally started Just Gotta Tri as a blog to document not only my cooking and baking ventures but also my triathlon training.  However, I soon became daunted by the thought of actually training for and doing a triathlon.  I didn’t have the slightest clue what I was doing.  I barely know how to swim.  The only bikes we own are my parents 1980 road bikes.  As much as I wanted to do one, it just didn’t seem feasible.

At the beginning of 2011, I made some goals.  I got out my arts and crafts supplies and made a vision board {check out Fitnessista for some ideas if you’re interested!}  I really believe that writing out what you want and thinking positively about yourself working towards those goals is the key to actually achieving goals.  On my 2011 vision board, I wrote some fitness goals.

  • I will swim 3 x a week.
  • I will practice yoga at least twice a week.
  • I will complete a triathlon.

You get the idea.  I knew I needed to become serious about swimming right away.  My endurance in the pool is lacking.  I can’t swim 100 yards straight.  Despite knowing this, my stick-to-itness in the pool hasn’t been there. If I didn’t start getting more comfortable in the pool, a triathlon in 2011 was not going to happen.

Then came an opportunity.  I heard a Luna Chix team was starting in Minneapolis.  I got some more information, and I joined the team. I didn’t know any of the ladies, and I really don’t know the first thing about actually doing a triathlon.  However, this was an opportunity to not only ensure I attained but my goal but clobbered it.  Plus, I get to raise money for an awesome organization {Breast Cancer Fund} and promote a great company.

Last night, I met most of the ladies for the first time.  We did some spinning at a local LA Fitness class and then took care of some team business.  I left the meeting feeling re-energized and excited for what lies ahead.  It’s like God knew exactly what I needed at this point in my life.

I will be blogging about the experience both here and on the Luna Chix MPLS blog whenever the site goes live.  I’m so excited to share this experience with you all!

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