Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Race Week Upon Us Again

Race week is here. It's been 2 months and somehow I feel like I haven't raced in years. YEARS!

But all the hallmarks of race week are here: the feeling that I definitely haven't prepared adequately, the worries about my equipment being in its best working order, concerns about packing for racing and for caring for 2 kids for a weekend without going nuts, that itchy feeling you get to work hard when you are tapering, despite the nagging feeling that your body is tight and slow, a sudden focus on eating clean.

Ah, race week.

I do have one new thing, though. I got an awesome package from my friend Holly, in her second year of triathlon this summer, and it included a triathlon necklace. I am wearing it all week to keep my focus on the race at hand this weekend. I am not sure if I am going to race in it yet, as it jingles as I run and I can't decide if the sound is keeping me in the moment of what I am doing or keeps me from getting in a zone, but that same jingle is keeping me thinking about the upcoming race, so that's working. 

We go back to the NJ State Triathlon this weekend. Last year we had a great time despite the heat and hot water. This year, the high is supposed to be in the low 80s, but our friends who introduced us to the race are out of town, so you win some, you lose some. My parent are planning to come down, however, so that will be fun for the kids and for us to have them cheering.

In other news, Tour de France. Love it. That's all I have to say about that.

More from me when it's all over, unless I get race antsy again before Sunday and feel like writing.