Jumping off the Edge

When I get to the edge of the pool for my workout I never test the water – I just jump in. That’s kind of how I roll in life, too. If I spend too much time testing and thinking and considering things I can just rationalize my way out of taking action and that’s not good. I can’t say that being impetuous has never hurt me but by and large it works.

So today I looked up flights to Phoenix and they weren’t too expensive and so I held my nose, squeezed my eyes shut and bought a plane ticket to Phoenix on 10/26 and then I went to the SOMA site and registered for the Quarterman. Arizona here I come!

That will make 5 triathlons I’m doing this year. I’ve also got 3 1/2 marathons, 1 swim across SF Bay and a couple of 5Ks. I’m thinking I need to toss a 10K in there, too. I’m still wondering what happened to my summer of hiking and kayaking and not training. I must have accidentally kicked it under the bed when I got up to un-hydrate during the night sometime last spring.

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14 Responses to Jumping off the Edge

  1. Laurie says:

    Yay! Awesome job taking the plunge! You have a lot on your plate this season. I can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

  2. Don says:

    You are my hero!

  3. comm's says:

    look forward seeing you at Soma

  4. comm's says:

    look forward seeing you at Soma

  5. IHateToast says:

    oh thanks. now i need to unhydrate myself. it’s like yawning. contagious.

    dare you to jump into a bigger pool. Noosa needs you.

  6. Juls says:

    You are an animal.

  7. jeanne says:

    yikes that’s a LOT. go you!

  8. Phoenix says:

    That’s three Half Marathons, right? Not 3.5 Marathons? Geez, I hope so. Why not throw in an Ultra while you’re at it! (I’m kidding!!!) You are one racing momma!

    Go, baby, go!

  9. fe-lady says:

    “Un-hydrate”- that’s a good one! Right up there with “bingo-wings” (re: upper arm flappage-from Nancy Toby)-
    Yeah for you for making the decision to race Soma! I am sure you will love the course! (Wish I was going to be around to cheer now…but I will cheer from afar!) 🙂

  10. waddler says:

    You go girl. I can’t wait to hear the race reports. You made a great choice for Soma

  11. WOO WOO!!!!


  12. iliketoast says:

    life is too short to procrastinate … i’m behind you all the way … so if you wait too long to plunge, I can push

  13. Mal James says:

    I like the idea of jumping in the pool without thinking, sorry to say I am one of those who creeps down the ramp and curses the the cold rather than embrace experience
    Congrats on 1/4 man your the dude”tte”

  14. momo says:

    awesome! i’m so glad you’re coming! still debating doing it myself or playing race support… 🙂

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