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On choosing your family

"True friends are families which you can select." 
— Audrey Hepburn

This is it, it's finally here! One day until my very first triathlon! I am super excited, and as  to be expected I have been preparing my day-of bag for several days. On Wednesday, I practiced my transitions repeatedly, and Thursday, I had the whole day off. It was so weird not having a workout to do in the morning, and then not having work in the afternoon gave me a ton of free time and I just didn't know what to do with myself.  So I went into dog mommy mode! Marlo had a puppy pedicure while I picked up her food, then we went to the dog park where she had a great time chasing, sniffing, running and even trying to bite. Basically, the best time ever! Thursday evening I picked up my race packet, and here are the goodies I got!

Fancy tech shirt {size small is too big, who'd a thought?}, Muscle Milk drawstring bag for my swag, purple swim cap, timing chip, bib {#1220}, samples of Clif bar, a Hammer gel and Aquaphor. Not too shabby. 

The race packets were being handed out at my favorite running store, Running Revolution, so I also picked up a bib belt to hang my number on instead of safety pinning it to my shirt, and Yankz easy tie laces so I don't have to fumble with my tedious tie laces in transition 2. I'm hoping both help keep my transition time down.

My goals for the triathlon are to :
1} finish the race
2} finish in 2 hours 30 minutes
3} have fun, try to relax, if that's even possible
4} don't get hurt, at any point in the race

The after race festival will have live bands, Muscle Milk and beer on tap, burritos, bagels, fruits and veggies available for the hungry and exhausted athletes--I'm stoked! 

Saturday afternoon, I get to celebrate my beautiful, talented, smart, and athletic former running buddy turned fitness competitor best friend Nicole's graduation from Santa Clara University with another live band, a taco station, beverages, and the best thing ever, cake! 
Happy graduation, Nicole! I'm grateful to call you are family that I get to select!


  1. Good luck! You will do great, can't wait to hear all about it! :)

  2. Good luck! I bet it will go awesome! I can't wait to hear all about it as I have one coming up in July!


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