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Triathlon cancelled! I'm sad =(

Sunday, August 14, 2011

OK, here's the story. People don't seem to understand. Everyday for the past 5 months I got up and did something to get ready for August 13. The day of my first triathlon. I ran lots of miles. I swam tons of laps. I rode my bike (and suffered a concussion), all to get ready for this event. Everyday, and most days twice a day, I did something to help me be able to swim 500 yards, bike 15 miles, and run a 5K. 500, 15, 5 500 15 5 500 15 5

They cancelled the event because of weather concerns. It must be very difficult to predict the weather in Michigan because they never get it right. We had thunderstorms before 8 am and then again after 3:30 in the afternoon. They were afraid they wouldn't get everything in. They were wrong. Ok, whatever, I'm over it.

My $85 entry fee is gone. I'll never get that back. The bike I bought, the tune up I paid for, the helmet I got, will all be used again. I know, I know I'll ride again. Of course I know all the exercising wasn't in vain. I'm wearing a bikini for the first time in my life.

BUT . . . I don't want to do a different tri. I want to do this one. 500, 15, 5 Yes, I know my safety is their big concern, but we had blue sky and sunshine most of the day. Ha Ha Ha ya, I'm undefeated! All these remarks from my friend trying to cheer me up only makes me sadder.

5 months of my life getting ready for this one event that didn't happen. I will get over it. Its a tiny little blip in the story of my life. Dang, it sucks. I really wanted the 500, 15, 5
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    that so sucks.. I'd be upset too.. Is there another one you can do in your area as a goal?
    3355 days ago
    Sorry to hear of the cancellation. On the flip side.....think of how great you look after all of the exercise that you have been doing.
    3355 days ago
    Every tiathlon I have ever entered gave full refunds if the event had to be cancelled! I am sorry it was cancelled and I hope you find another event soon to take its place. emoticon
    3355 days ago
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    I hate that for you!

    on the upside..congrats on doing do well with the training and having a new body for a bikini!
    3355 days ago
    I wanted to do it on my own just for a time, but without the course marked, I wouldn't know where to go. Maybe I'll print out the maps and give it a try next weekend.
    3355 days ago
    That's such a bummer!!!! Grrrrr! Any chance you could stage your own triathlon? I know it's not the same, but at least you would get to test yourself. I'm so sad for you.
    3356 days ago
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    Maybe you could do it on your own? Obviously, you won't get the thrill of competition, but you could at least say that you finished! It might make you feel like all that prep was less of a waste of time...
    3356 days ago
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