Sunday, January 18, 2009

Paris here I come!







. . . . Parris Island, South Carolina that is. As a resolve to get back into the routine after having Mia I am participating in my first South Carolina triathlon on March 14th! Parris Island is the headquaters of Eastern Recruiting Region for the US Marine Corps and one of the most visited military facilities in the world. The triathlon (sprint distance) will take place at this facility and the swim will be held in the combat training pool. I hear they keep it at a nice 80 degrees. How cool is that!!! (much preferred over a lake swim, I know all about those gators lurking in the water - or an ocean swim, not brave enough yet)





Though I have not trained for an entire year, I've found that it is much like riding a bike . . . you never forget how to do it and once you get going it comes back quickly. And after all that time I still hate running. :0) So, now that I've spilled the bean there's no backing out. Look for a post in March about all the fun!




FLASH BACK of my last tri: August 2007

16 comments:

Frank, Heidi and Family said...

Good luck. That looks incredible. Yeah, I still hate running. I did one 5K and although I want to do another, I still don't enjoy it. There is something about doing it that makes you want to continue. How long is each event?

Tia said...

You GO girl! Can't wait to see pics!

Mindy said...

Good luck!

Jessica said...

This one is a 500 meter (546 yard) swim, 13 mile bike, and 5K run.

Angie said...

Way to go Jess. I'm impressed you are training for such a thing already. Good luck!

Threlfall Mysteries said...

Jess, seriously, give me some of your motivation. This sounds sooooo fun, I can't wait to read about your adventure in March. Help me do one, I really want to and you are so motivating. How do you even begin training for something like this, you rock girl.

Amy and Jeremy said...

I am with Tam on this one...I would love to do it. After the mish I fill somewhat skilled on a bike. So how did you learn how to train for one?

The Mom said...

Wow...that sounds like complete and utter torture to me!

Erin said...

GO JESS! I will cheer you on all the way...from my couch...with a bag of chips. :)

jen said...

Good luck!!! You have way more ambition than I will ever have.

Frei Family said...

YOU NEED TO KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR TRAINING SO THAT WE CAN GET SOME MOTIVATION FROM YOU. JUST READING THIS MAKES ME WANT TO GO OUT AND RUN. JK I REALLY DO HATE TO RUN. I LOVE IT WHEN ITS OVER.

Lainee said...

GOOD LUCK!! I will be excited to hear how it goes.

shaina said...

Of course I remember you Jessica! I am really impressed about the triathalon you are going to do. I can't run around the block without stopping..and all this right after you had a baby. You are wonder woman!!

Chris and KayDee said...

I need to get in shape and do another one!!! I am afraid though! At least I can swim better now and not have to cheat and go on my back.

Jason and Tawni said...

I would die if I ever attempted something like this so good for you. I have just barely started to work out again, nice that I waited a year after Stella was born huh? I am proud of you, good luck!

The Harrises said...

That looks fun. Maybe we'll come down and cheer for you. I'm looking it up right now.