What Have I Done?!

Ohhh boy… what did I just do? After all the thinking and hemming and hawing, and “maybe I shouldn’t”, “maybe I should” flip flopping, I’ve finally gone and done it: I registered for my first sprint triathlon!


That’s right, just 2 days after my birthday this summer (in about 6 weeks!), I’m swimming 300 yards, biking 11 miles, and running 3 miles to officially earn the title of “triathlete” in the Jersey Girl Triathlon!

They say you should do one thing every day that scares you, and this is like, a year’s worth of scary for me. I mean, I know I’m capable of doing this – even if I have to crawl across that finish line I’m still going to finish – but it’s still completely and entirely new to me. But if I never try, I’ll never know exactly what I’m capable of, right?

So now it’s your turn – have any of you ever done this event before? Or a sprint tri of your own? I’m looking for all the advice I can get here, share the love!

11 thoughts on “What Have I Done?!

  1. Okay! The swim-thing is 0.17045 miles so it’s less than 2/10ths of a mile. That would be something like a block or less — so think of that as a refreshing dip between biking and running. Of course, the question begs to be answered. Do you know how to swim?

    Good for you, Jess. Go for it!

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    • Haha yes, I do (barely) know how to swim! I’m going tonight to talk to the kids at the Y to see if there’s a refresher course though, because it’s my weakest point for sure, but other than that, I think I’ve got it in the bag! 🙂 xoxo


  2. Oh boy! There’s a sprint tri that I’ve had my eye on the past couple of years but I just haven’t gotten there with the bike yet. That’s awesome though – I can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂


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