I signed up for a sprint triathlon that runs Sept 6.


Consequently, I need to get in shape. Heidi invited me biking this weekend. Heidi is also the EVIL MASTERMIND behind signing up for the sprint triathlon.

She is petite, but mighty.

So, I managed to stuff my bike into my Honda Civic and meet Heidi for a ride. In the five years I’ve had that car, it’s the first time I’ve ever had to put a bike in it. Which means I’ve not taken my bike ANYWHERE. Riding or otherwise.

Luckily, riding a bike is like riding a bike – despite the LENGTHY TIME it has been since I was last on one, I picked it up quickly enough! A few rough spots where I was a little wobbly, a few times my chain and gears locked up [my bike needs to be serviced] but I did it!

Heidi took it pretty easy on me, just biking around Didsbury. Although there were a few times that I was thinking “OH MY GOD, HOW CAN THIS BE UPHILL?? IT DOESN’T LOOK UPHILL AND YET I’M GIVIN’ HER ALL SHE’S GOT, CAPTAIN!”

Heidi was able to keep up the conversation while I only managed some breathless, “Yeahs,” “Uh-huhs” and “No, no, I’m okay! I always look red like this and all sweaty SWEET MOTHER I ALMOST GOT A BUG IN MY MOUTH”

What can I say? I’m not very outdoorsy!

But the seal has been broken and I hope to get the bike out more!

yanno, as soon as my butt stops hurting from this ride!


5 comments on “Luckily, Riding a bike is just like Riding a bike!

  1. Sarah_Madison

    I am so impressed! I tried prepping for a triathlon once, and ended up dropping out when I developed plantar’s fasciitis. But go you! I’m rooting for you!

    1. Margarita Gakis

      Thanks!~ I just found out some ladies at work are signed up for a 5K so I’m joining them to work on the running part of it. So hopefully, this keeps me training and staying fit!

      1. Sarah_Madison

        Well, good luck to you! I signed up with a training group about 3 months prior to the event, but they pushed me way too hard too soon. I think it would take me a year to get ready for something like that now! 🙂

  2. Tracey Green

    Hey Margarita! So excited for you!! I did my first sprint in 1998 and know how exciting and terrifying the prospect can be. Let me know if you want any tips!! You’ll do GREAT!!!

    Tracey Green 🙂

    1. Margarita Gakis

      THANKS! I am a little worried since I could have started ‘training’ in May but I put it off till June. I hope I do okay!

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