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!