Triathlon Chronicles: Not Done Yet

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Zukey Lake, in front of Zukey Lake Tavern. Just say Yuck to Muck. Hopefully we just get to dive off the end of the dock, but I doubt it.

I know. You thought I was done. I thought I was done. I guess I’m not done.

Like birthin’ babies, the fear and the pain dissipates into the atmosphere soon after the blessed event, leaving only the sense of accomplishment, the pride, the OMG-ness, the “that-wasn’t-too-bad” hangover…add a tablespoon of insanity and a dash of hormones and shake well. And sign up for not one more triathlon, but TWO.

LADIES! The Danskin Triathlon is coming to Howell – “a quaint Midwest Michigan Centennial town” –  on August 5. Come join the Girls-Only fun! Goddess #2 (I have renamed the Partners in Crime!) is doing the sprint; I am still an official Triathlon Weenie and registered for the Super Sprint, a 1/4 mile swim, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run. Check it out at http://www.danskintriathlon.net/michigan.html

August 18 is the Tri at the Tavern, the Zukey Tri in my very own backyard so to speak. Rick Beaudin, The Pinckney Pirate, signed up at the last minute last year and became an Instant Hero, Just Add Water. Yes, people, he did a triathlon with absolutely no prep, no training, no nothing. Will he do it again? Probably not (“I was crazy to have done it last year,” he says. Yeah, maybe. Yet, sooo awesome.). But his can-do attitude lives on in the hearts and minds of rookie triathletes everywhere – “Hey, I did better than everyone who was sitting on the couch that day!” You betcha!

Feeling brave? Info for the Zukey Tri can be found here and here.

While I was willing to give the regular sprint triathlon a go, kinda, a few of the Goddesses and I decided to be a relay team. No prizes, but we do get the T-shirt, which is really more important anyway. Goddess #2 is our runner, Goddess #3 will bike and I will get the honor of totally sucking at a 1/2 mile swim. In fact, my favorite tri saying at the moment: I’d be a better triathlete, if swimming was as easy as your girlfriend. Yeah, it’s sexist as hell, but I still snort every time I read it.

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca Foster writes about food, politics, books and whatever has irritated her on any particular day, on her website Usual and Ordinary (www.usualandordinary.com). She is an occasional contributor to The Livingston Post and has remained active in local politics and the community after serving as Pinckney Village President from 2004-2012. She lives in Pinckney with her husband, two sons, two cats and four chickens - and a good sense of humor.