I have to post right now because I just can’t contain my excitement.
Okay and I need to burn off a little nervous energy too. ;)
This morning I woke up feeling good. I was getting more excited about the fact that the tri is tomorrow. And then mid morning suddenly and without warning the physical symptoms of an anxiety attack set in suddenly. I talked myself through it and lowered myself down to just a high level of anxiety. I did a lot of deep breathing and positive self-talk and managed to get myself into a condition to go to registration by 1 pm.
We headed into the city for registration and as soon as I got there I felt a million times better. When other girls talked to me about being nervous – they were trying to reassure themselves about doing the tri too – I felt better. And when I talked to one of the volunteers (or people in charge? not sure who she was) about the race being my first she reassured me it would be fun and I’d love it. I left the TRI NZ offices feeling quite good. My anxiety all just floated away for the moment.
Then I got to look inside my goodie bag when I got home.
There was a ton of paper including info on other races and coupons for fun and useful things. Also included was a copy of Good Health magazine, a blister bandaid thing, dark chocolate covered coffee beans (yuck), and a sports drink mix.
And then there was all the awesome race stuff. My t-shirt, swim cap, timing chip and number. 303 Baby!
And that’s that. I have my number and my group (G) so I’ll be starting in the middle tomorrow. I’ve got my stuff and all I need to do is organize it for tomorrow. I think I might practice putting on my shoes a few times, set up all the stuff I need, take a shower, then chill out and read Good Health while listening to music. That should calm me down and keep me in a good mood which is key for me.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. My first tri will soon be underway! I’ll probably be updating on Twitter but I don’t know when I will post again.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!