I had a dream last night that I showed up for a triathlon that required a wetsuit and although I had a wetsuit with me I had never tried it on. I was immediately struck by the reality that I might embarrass myself in the process because I had never gotten a wetsuit on in my life. . Then I realized that I was in my nightgown and I didn’t have any other clothes with me. I thought about how really embarrassing it would be when I got to T1 and had to take the wetsuit off. Was I destined for a naked tri? I did put the suit on and it was sort of big but that was good because it went on easily – but then it wasn’t on (dreams are like that). We were getting off the bus at the start and it was in the middle of nowhere. So there I was, in my nightgown, with my too big wetsuit and with no clothes to wear underneath. What to do? Dreams being what they are I was soon in my sisters house, relieved that I could probably find something of my niece’s to wear. Only I couldn’t. I rummaged through drawers in every room but found nothing. The start was soon approaching. I panicked a little and then remembered that my stuff was in the house, too and somehow things were going to be okay.

Tri-xiety…..I need more cowbell

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12 Responses to Tri-xiety

  1. momo says:

    hey, wait, did i tell you that when i did my first du, i showed up with a wetsuit that i’d never tried on before?? i’d never even swum in a wetsuit before. i’d never had one on before. lol, i look back now and laugh.

    this is probably just the start of the dreams. hopefully they won’t build your anxiety, but give you a way to release them a little. i have the naked ones often too – think that is because we feel we’ll be on display? i need to get my dream book out…

  2. Shelley says:

    I just wanted to say I have those dreams all the time…sometimes i’ve show up for an IM race 1hr about pressure..:-))

    Thanks for your post on my blog. For some reason I can never reply to anyone anymore. I just wanted to say thanks for your support with the running stuff..I hope we can both work through this, this year. I’ll post as much stuff as he gives me to help both of us with our running…:-D

  3. fe-lady says:

    I still have dreams where I am in high school or college and can’t find my classroom…(altho it never happened in real life!)
    My tri dreams usually consist of me forgetting how to swim, or swimming in real slow motion- running also, usually up and down stairs, hallways and in people’s houses as it’s “part of the course”-
    wierd, huh?
    So, have you practiced putting on and taking off the wetsuit??? 🙂

  4. SusieJ says:

    My husband did an Ironman Last year, and I was standing by one of the transition tents, and a girl came running in from the swim, ready to strip off her wet suite and start biking — and she realized she didn’t even pack her running bra! So, one of the volunteers ripped hers off under her shirt, and said, “It’s clean.” Clearly, this girls’ worst nightmare come true.

  5. Laurie says:

    You know you are anxious when things become part of your dreams. You will be just fine and I am sure you will remember to bring all of the right gear to Wildflower.

  6. Is this kind of running wetsuit the same as a swimming wet suit?

  7. Oh my!! I hate those too vivid dreams!

  8. Oh my!! I hate those too vivid dreams!

  9. waddler26.2 says:

    I wonder if we could analyze that. I no you’ll do great just get those odd things out of the way in your dreams.

  10. Rich says:

    Darn, you beat me to my “but were you naked?” punchline!

  11. fe-lady says:

    Thanks for comments about my daughter…I have had that conversation with her already, so that’s why this hurts so much. I think I may also have to cut off tuition for a year so that she HAS to get a full time job and maybe a place to live…she has a lot of growing up to do and I have had to push her so much along the way….
    it’s weird how your kids can be SO unlike their parents…(She takes after her dad with her slovenly-ness and lack of motivation and respect for other people’s feelings…Nature overrules nurture here!)
    She’s so talented too…and has one friend that influences all this horrible behavior. I wish she would just wake up and stop hanging around these dead-beat friends!

  12. hilary says:

    ever since I read this over the weekend, I’ve had “Tri-Anxiety” (to the tune of “High Society”) stuck in my head.

    I have every confidence you’re going to rock this tri — and that a little anxiety will just make sure you attend to all the details AHEAD of time.

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