Thursday, 21 February 2013

Ready to TRI Something New

The countdown is on - I am in the final days of my post-op recovery. And while I know I still have a bit of a ways to go - I am ready to move forward. I have enough medical drama-rama this past year to last me a little while, and more than anything I just want leave all my genetic failings in the dust. This was not exactly how I saw 2013 going, but I still believe that this year is gonna be my year. 2013 is all about health, happiness, and dreaming big. Which is why along with my Marathon Training, I want to TRI something new! (Ha! Get it!)

Long before I ever started running, I used to happily settle in and watch the full-day coverage of Kona IRONMAN World Championships year after year. Perhaps it was because we didn't have cable for the longest time growing up - so it was one of the only things on. Or perhaps it was because the lure of that kind of discipline and that kind of determination has long had a hold over me. I am not sure. But I do know that I was always inspired by those men and women who swam, biked, ran, and crawled their way to the finish line of something that huge. I sat there for hours, mouth gaping, totally in awe, and secretly wishing that one day I would have what it took to get there too.


So when I received an email from the Ontario Women's Triathlon Series asking if I would be interested in doing my first Triathlon with them as their Blogger Ambassador I knew that this was my chance to take the Triathlon plunge. It sounded like the perfect match. A women's only beginner Triathlon series - Check. And a race that benefits Girls Inc a charity that provides after school activities to help at-risk girls to develop confidence - Double Check. Needless to say not much convincing was required here, and I signed myself up for my very first Sprint Triathlon!

That means...
750 meter Open Water Swim
20 km Bike
5 km Run

I am really looking forward to this new challenge! 

I think the distance is definitely manageable for my first Triathlon attempt (*gotta start somewhere before I can jump to IRONMAN status*). And I thinking adding regular swimming and cycling sessions into my running routine is actually going to help keep my training more balanced and potentially make me a better Marathoner (*a girl can dream*). So I am off this Sunday to my very first Training Clinic with the group. I realize I won't be able to do much in terms of physical training this time around, but I am excited to meet the everyone and look forward to my next adventure.

Wish me luck!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten  

26 comments:

  1. That is awesome!!! I know you will rock it!

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  2. GIRL, YOU ARE SO SO SO AMAZING.
    Inspiring.
    Im ready to cheer.you.on.

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  3. i am so so excited for YOU! you will ROCK it for sure!

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  4. SO AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to read about your training! You will rock it!

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  5. NOTHING stops you!!! Awesome. Just keeps gettin better :)

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  6. That is awesome! Good luck! Cant wait to read about your training!

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  7. This is such exciting news! WOW!
    I have always wanted to do a Triathlon as well!!! I look forward to reading about your adventures!!
    Cheers, Tara

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  8. So great. You will love triathlon! The races are just really, really fun. Can't wait to see you get started!

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  9. Big ups! Keep it moving forward!

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  10. That is awesome! Good luck and enjoy!

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  11. you're awesome! I've always wanted to try a sprint tri, maybe some day. you're definitely inspiring me to. Get it girl!

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  12. You are going to have SO much fun. I was very happy my first triathlon was a women's only triathlon as I was less worried about the competition and knew that I wasn't alone in being a beginner. Looking forward to reading more.

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  13. I totally fell in love with triathlon after doing my first one 2.5 years ago, I bet you'll love it too! Have a blast! :)

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  14. That's amazing. I love swimming and running, and I have a bike, but I have never done a TRI. I think the transitions scare me too much haha

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  15. Had no idea there was an Ontario Women's tri series! Super cool. My Boyf is actually training hard this year and trying to qualify for a spot at KONA. I hardly see him hahaha. Dedication at its finest, I tell ya!

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  16. That's awesome girl!! Excited to see how it goes :). Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

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  17. You ambition is second to none... go get it K.

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  18. This sounds like a great new adventure.

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  19. Good luck on your new adventure and congrats on being an ambassador. I love doing the smaller tris and I still hope to one day move into the big leagues too.

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  20. So excited for you!! You will do great and a sprint is a good distance. I've only completed one tri but LOVED it. And watching Kona? amazing.

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  21. I'm so excited for you!!This is a great opportunity and you're going to rock it! I've never done a TRI and am pretty scared of swimming/biking. I can't wait to follow you on the journey and training and maybe just maybe I'll get that itch too :-)

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  22. You friggin are amazing! I feel like a slug compared to you & with your health issues!!! WOW!

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  23. Wahooo - way to go gril! I signed up for my first sprint tri last summer but had to postpone it due to health reasons... I definitely would like to complete one soon :) You're gonna rock it!

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  24. I did my first sprint triathlon last year and had an amazing time! It was ridiculously fun. Good luck!

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