And thus the packing begins.
It's been 11 months since I've done any sort of triathlon, let alone a long distance one.
I forgot how much I have to bring. With all the running events I've done this past year I've gotten a little spoiled. Just a pair of shoes, some socks, some water, some gel. That's all.
Add a wetsuit and bike and suddenly it gets huge.
This is all part of the business that one goes through when preparing for something like this.
It's almost daunting when you start--packing that is. But you break it up into smaller sections, first by discipline--swim gear, bike gear, run gear. Then you break down each discipline.
I remind myself that this is the way Sunday will go. First focus on the swim, after the swim, the transition, then the bike, and so on. Break the swim down into smaller sections--the fourth bouy is the turnaround. The bike is three laps. The run is three laps.
Don't think about the miles. Don't think about the the time.
Think about moving forward.
Just like life. Don't dwell on the past and don't worry too much about the future.
Enjoy the moment.