If you’re like me, when you hear that a friend, relative, nemesis, or even a complete stranger has competed in a sporting event, you get curious. You start to worry; what if they’re faster than me? No… no, it can’t be possible. To ease your fears, you begin to stalk them- I’m talking on-line race results stalking (only). You know the drill; you go to the race website, click on results and either ease your worries or confirm your greatest fear.
That’s exactly what I did when I heard that Mitch and Jenna had competed in the 2010 Elkhart Lake Olympic Triathlon this past weekend. I stalked them both. After all, we’re all competing at Ironman WI and I need to know what I’m up against. After stalking, I mean researching their times, my greatest fears were confirmed; I’ll never be as fast as either of them in the water. In fact, when I checked out Jenna’s Eat Right Around Chicago blog detailing the entire experience, I nearly lost my lunch when I saw the picture of the treacherous water (I know, I know, but don’t be fooled, it only looks calm in the photo.). And while I would suggest she practice the run just a wee bit more, I shut up when I remember the fact that I bought a wetsuit but have yet to wear it. And my longest bike ride has only been…. well, it’s nothing to be proud of. But instead of working on my weaknesses, I keep on running, because it suits my ego. I only hope I survive the first parts of the Ironman in order to get to the part I’m good at.
To see what that seemingly benign water looks like, check out Jenna’s blog @:
Oh, and true to form, she’s added in some great nutrition advice!