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