Thursday, September 13, 2007

Weeked Of Firsts

Big weekend for me coming up. On Saturday my Youth Football team will take the field for the first time. My 10, 11 and 12 year olds have been working tremendously hard since August and have to be sick of all the sprints I've been making them run so far. As the head coach I can only hope that I've prepared them for success, that I've taught them the right techniques and that I've showed them the right place to be - its all about them executing and believing in themselves that will determine if we win or loose. Must be how an endo feels when they send us back into the world!

The other big thing coming up this weekend is the start of my triathlon career! I'll be competing in the Bear Mountain Triathlon on Sunday and absolutely can't wait. Although I'm completely fearful of my blood sugars during this race (had a frustrating episode on Monday) I know I've been training incredibly hard and that with enough Gatorade during the event I'll be able to finish it. Going into this one I don't have a ton of expectations, it will be the first time I have to do a transition and the first time I'm doing an open water swim. So on Sunday keep your fingers crossed that my bs will remain high during the 1/2 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike and 3.1 mile run - I'll have some pictures of the event posted next week.

Here's to some great events this weekend and the hope that my blood sugar doesn't let me down!


Shannon said...

Hey good luck with the triathlon!!

I sucked at the transitions, LOL. I used it as a time for rest....that is sooo wrong, LOL.

The sprint I did was so much fun.

The open water swim was rough jsut because the water was so rough, so I just backstroked most of it.

But you're 200% in better shape than I am, so the only thing you'll have to worry about is the bs's.

Amylia said...

Good luck on your triathalon. I'm sure you'll do very well. I always like to start with sugars a bit higher than normal when running and bring a lot of fast acting glucose type supplies, but I'm sure you know that. Let us know how it goes. We'll be thinking of you!

Dying Water Buffalo said...

your 11 year olds are going to do great, lombardi!

and regarding the sprint... just try and get in the water first and get your head wet- no panic attacks from you in open water! although i am sure you will do better than me in that regard. take the bike and the run slow and check that bs!

this is your weekend to shine :) so SO excited for you!!!!!

Brittney said...

Good luck!!!!

kath said...

Congratulations on all your accomplishments -- you are doing a super good job!