Thursday, April 7, 2011

Almost the big day...


I can't believe its nearly here...I've been looking forward to doing this event for the last 5 and half months. I paid my registration fee way back October 2010...and decided to figure out the logistics out along the way. I had a 5month old breast feeding baby, no bike, could barely swim one length let alone 15, couldn't run, had a big fear of riding on the road and of the deep end in the pool.
Over the last 5 months, I have changed. My attitude has changed. My fears have been conquered. My body shape has changed a little...not a whole lot...me and my body fat are still on that journey... but I'll get there!

I was starting to secretly pray for a massive storm to hit, so that the event would be canceled and I would have a nice excuse not to do it. But the weather forecast is for brilliant sunshine, and I'm happy that it is.
So this Saturday...even though I don't feel quite ready, I'm going to do my darnedest to finish this flippin thing that has been hanging on the my mind the last 5 1/2 months and just get it done!
Baby Zak-zak has picked a strange week to stop breast feeding. So I'm hoping my boobs are going to be empty enough for the run.
Thanks so much for the encouragement and the support...it means so much. When Ive felt like quitting (or praying for a storm!) hubby has gently reminded me that I will be letting my bloggy friends down as well as myself, so thanks for being there!
Hubby is going to be my official photographer so I hope to have a post race blog post.
And....Im super excited about hitting the "Big Smoke". I think a bit of post race shopping or eating might be in order.
So if you anywhere near Pt Chevalier at 10am Saturday 9th..Ill be the one in Pink riding or running past ya.

xx

7 comments:

Clare H said...

Go Jackie! You are going to do great. Do your best and leave the rest! I'm excited for you :)

Mon said...

Awesome girl! You'll feel SOOOO proud of yourself when you finish. Good luck!

Sima J said...

woo hoo go you!! Can't wait to see the results :-)

Meghan at MNM's said...

Good luck hon. You'll be fab! Go the pink xx

lesmondj said...

I'm excited as! I get to enjoy all the race day without the pressure. Looking forward to shouting super loud encouragement as you smoke those Aucklanders! And looking forward to celebrating afterward. Signed - Hubby.

PaisleyJade said...

So proud of you Jackie - go for it and know that we will be cheering for you back here!!

Miss Becky-Boo said...

Proud of you Jacks! Might join you next year!!!