So, the madness has begun. I am looking for a pool. I don’t think the bathtub is a good place to train for a half iron. Or maybe it is….
There are three gyms with indoor pools (that I am aware of) in this sorry excuse of a town (sorry to anyone who is emotionally attached to Fay-Town). With a population of 198,061 I find this utterly ridiculous, mainly because there are maybe twice that many gyms in the town. Ok, well there are more because there are 13 gyms on the Army Post. But ONE of those gyms has a pool that is open and functioning. The other two pools in town are ok. One is in a gym that cost $58 a month and is about a half hour drive with no traffic from home. Oh it sure makes me miss my YMCA that was 3 min in RUSH HOUR away from my T-Town home. The third and final pool in town is at a YMCA and it is small but wet so I can’t complain. It is also a hike away. I am quickly realizing that the swim portion of my training is going to be the most challenging. I love swimming and consider it my second strong suit after running. The bike is my weakness-more on that in a minute. But I have to be able to train. Luckily this week is dedicated to getting my training lined out.
And finally, a Big Girl Tri calls for a Big Girl Bike. The Hubs surprised me with a new tri bike! Isn’t she beautiful????
He is so proud. It’s cute. He even signed up to do the sprint tri the following day.
The aero bars are amazing! The ride is smooth as butter! Oh man she handles like none other! I love her….The clip in peddles, well I need some practice for sure! We don’t quite get along just yet but they will earn who is boss,
LB tried to help me out this evening. And don’t worry, this blog wont become all about tris. I still love running! I never have my running shoes too far away, see?
And now, my Tri Bike needs a name. Suggestions welcome! Actually, let’s make this a competish! Throw some names out there, no limit to the number of suggestions, give as many as you want. And I will chose a name by Jan. 15th. The winner can chose between some free Yurbuds (HERE) or 50% off coupon from Optic Nerve (HERE)! So go ahead, name my ride!! Spread the word or not, what ev. I just want a good name…So pretty much, I will pick whatever name suits my fancy and if I don’t like any of them then we will extend it or I’ll name her myself. It’s my bike, my blog, my party: I’ll cry if I want to.