Monday, June 11, 2012

Race Decisions and a Great Weekend

My decision has been made.  I will not be racing Lake Stevens 70.3 next month.  Sadly, it's not because I don't think I can do it.

The sport of triathlon is expensive.  Equipment is expensive and races are expensive, especially Ironman branded races.  Lake Stevens is $275.  I know, crazy.  Coincidentally, the fork I have to replace on my bike is $280.  This was an unexpected expense.  I can't justify spending over $550 this month for my hobby.

On a happier note, I had an awesome weekend of training.  I ran 10 miles on Saturday and biked 45 miles on Sunday.  I even got to ride with a friend!  If you've been keeping up with my blog, you'll know I've been longing for a training buddy since I moved.  It was so nice to have company. Thank you Erika!

I did have a silly fall on my bike ride.  My first ever fall on my road bike.  I was stopped at a traffic circle and couldn't decide if I should go or not.  By the time I decided not to go, I couldn't get unclipped.  I had a slow motion fall onto my right side.  It seriously took me like 20 minutes to fall.  I kept thinking I was going to recover. This was around mile 42. My legs were so tired.  I think if it was earlier in the ride, I could have recovered.  I ended up with a scraped knee, sore shoulder and a bruise where my handlebars pushed into my leg. There were a group of riders standing off to the side. I'm guessing they got a good laugh.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. Oh man, sorry about your fall:( Way to go on your mileage though. Awesome! Wow, that is spendy for a race. Yikes!

  2. I am bummed you aren't going to race Lake Stevens with me, but I totally understand your decision.

    Had a blast with you on Sunday!! I felt so useless to just stand there as you just sort of sat sideways when you fell!! I was trying to figure out how to help and by the time I did, you were already back up on your feet! Hope you're feeling better today!