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Friday, July 15, 2011

Coming up...

My oldest is off to the city for a
Summer Games Selection Rowing Camp.



And I am off to the city for my first 
Olympic Distance Triathlon.

One words: nerves.
(And NOT of steel...or that would be 3 words.)

I'd like to think we are both going to tackle this weekend with
the same determination we've been training with.


But it's funny how scheduled events tend to bring out the insecurities in one's head. 
At least in mine.
~~~
Remembering this over the next few days:
"it's all in my head!".

And this:
"Once you're beat mentally,
you might was well not even go to the starting line."


-Todd Williams
~~~




Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

42 comments:

Julie said...

YOU ARE GOING TO ROCK THIS THING!! I HAVE SO MUCH FAITH IN YOU AND YOUR ABILITIES AND YOUR TRAINING!!!

Go get 'em, girl!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Good luck! You'll do great. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Debbie said...

you have a great weekend as well!!

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear".

one of my favorites.....

ps...you lookin pretty awesome!!!

texwisgirl said...

oh, i agree! you're rocking those muscles! you're going to kick butt! good luck to your son too!

Sharon said...

I hope everything meets your expectations!

Cool pics!

missing moments said...

I have a feeling you are going to rock! Good luck ... love the last tree pic!

Mike said...

Good luck this weekend! I can't wait to read about it.

I get nervous and anxious before races too. Remember to have some fun while you race.

Leah J. Utas said...

Best to both of you.

heyBJK said...

Kick a** and take names in the triathlon, Dawn! On second thought, screw the names, just kick a**!

Best of luck to your son, although I'm sure his ability will have more to do with it than luck!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Good luck with your adventures! Have fun too

Miz.November said...

You got this, girl! Don't let your mind beat you. Those crazy brains of ours. Sometimes they seem to be working for another team. ;)

John McElveen said...

Beautiful Pic--you Old OAR!! ar ar--sorry-- but I couldn't pass that one up!

Now go Row Row Row your Boat!

Hugs,

John

Jack said...

It will all be good, Dawn. I am impressed. Best to both of you.

Judy said...

Good luck to you both.

Kenley said...

You know all those meters and kms that you put in the bank during your training? When you get to the start line, its time to 'cash out'. GO GO GO. and best wishes to your olest as well. You have a great weekend too, which I am sure you WILL.

rosaria said...

We are all so proud of you, and your child. What a committed family you are, to fitness, to good choices that will serve you right throughout your lives.

Out on the prairie said...

You are ready or wouldn't be there. Give it your best, I will be rooting for you.

EG Wow said...

Have a wonderful time!

darlin said...

I love that quote, it's bang on! So bring on those books and get this computer fired up...it's time to get writing!

And you go girl! You've got what it takes, you've trained hard and now it's time to go and show off what you've pushed towards. I have tons of faith in you! Where is this triathlon at? If it's in Edmonton can you please fb me in my inbox and give me the details?

I could probably sneak away tomorrow for a while and come cheer you on... well that and take photos of you. Just think, your very own photographer! lol

Have a great day and all the best to you! I'd wish you luck but I don't believe in luck, I believe we get out of anything what we choose to put into it and you're put a lot into this! *\0/* (me cheering you on).

Brandy Marie said...

Good Luck!! To both of you! Your going to be awesome!! Think positive :) Hope you have a blast doing it too _B

Buttons said...

Good luck to both of you Dawn. Yes think positive you got this. B

Joe said...

GOOD LUCK!!! :)

Zuly said...

¡Feliz fin de semana!
Te deseo lo mejor...mucha suerte...da lo mejor...tu puedes lograrlo.
Zuly Castillo

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That phrase from Todd William is really powerful, thank you !
and have a good weekend training or photographing !

Alan said...

I think I'm going to have to stop following this blog. I already feel bad enough about my exercise "regime", or lack thereof:-)

Plus, if you have the mentality to raise 8 (it is 8, isn't it?) kids, take spectacular photos, tackle the mean streets of Calgary every now and again, and even contemplate a triathlon, I think we can safely say you'll succeed:-)

Jeff said...

Big things coming up for you... Enjoy it!

Clint said...

Kick butt! Dawn rocks!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

As with your half marathon, I have NO DOUBT you'll kick that triathlon's butt!!! And since your oldest was raised by you, I'm pretty sure he'll kick butt too!!!

Richard said...

Thanks very much for the blog visit Dawn.I love your images and you guys as a family seem to do a lot together, and i think thats great.I really enjoy going to your blog. Richard from Amish Stories.

Changes in the wind said...

Go for it!!

Cat said...

you'll do great Dawn!!!!
will be thinking of you

love and light

roobo69 said...

Have fun! I'm sure you'll have a blast...

Farm Girl said...

You too. I can't wait to see pictures.

Carola said...

Have a great weekend!
Nice pics.

Val said...

You are one incredible woman!! Much respect!! You must be so proud of your boy, very cool.

bon bon said...

no doubts in my mind you'll do fantastic, dawn!

...the tree shot is really beautiful! :o)

Janie said...

I hope the weekend events go well for both you and your son.

Richard said...

You guys are so fit, i think i need to get myself together,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.

Julie said...

???????? What's the word, girl???

Alan said...

Yes, I'm with Julie. What news?! Did nerves of steel triumph over moments of insecurity?

I did 10 miles on my mountain bike yesterday. Feeling pretty damn proud of myself..

Pat Tillett said...

I love how you just casualy throw in an amazing photo every now and then!

Jacob said...

Sometimes, I think, the training is the toughest part, especially if you haven't run that type/length of race before. I know Lois overtrained for the NYC Marathon and went into it hurting. She finished, but it was tough.

Re your comment on The Villages...not our pool; there are many, many pools in The Villages. But we live 30 miles north of there. The photo was taken in the evening so most folks were having dinner. And with so many pools, most are empty quite a bit of the time.