Will I ever be a runner or will it always scare me? This is the one part of my training that is very bothersome to me. I feel like I look like a big dork when I run. Does this happen to everyone? My one goal is to be able to run. I have the swim down and the biking but this running thing is killing me. I would love to avoid it but as a tri athlete it is next to impossible! This week of course I was not so sure about my swim. Normal Wednesday night at training or so I thought. My group is on core work first, which I love because I hate to work out with a trail of water behind me. I choose not to change because during a race I can’t change into dry clothes after my swim so I just go in wet! We counted off to make our groups but I jumped ship to stay with my motivator. Something about having a partner to work out with that you know and are comfortable with makes life so much better! Then off to the swim…my favorite part. Well, I get my cap on (with help of course, darn caps) and we get in the water. As I am warming up, I am swallowing half the pool water. I have no idea why. At one point, I seriously thought I was going to need medical attention. Why this week? Why all of a sudden all this water swallowing? No idea! So of course that made me panic and not swim the best this week. Very tense in the neck and really felt it the next day. One more week in the pool and open water here we come! Then, one more group work out this week…the Saturday ride. The new bike was great! I really did love it and was not in a ton of hip pain when I was don’t riding. I took about 25 minutes off my race time from last year and now I know that it can only improve from there. My goal for next week is to ride the Gillie Girl course a few times and get used to it! I am really looking forward to my races this year. I know, one year ago you would have NEVER heard me say that!