Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Opportunity of a Lifetime
I had to make a really tough decision this week. I literally had to sleep on my decision and make sure I was making the best decision before I told them I would do it.
A group of people from my work every year do the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay. I was asked if I wanted to do it this year, but I had already registered for a race that weekend, so I told them no.
Well, two weeks ago, my manager told me that someone just had to back out of the race & I should cancel my triathlon that I was going to do and do the Ragnar with them. I decided it would save me money to do the Ragnar than to do the triathlon I was going to do, so I said I would.
I emailed the coordinator and they already got someone to fill the spot. :( I was kind of bummed. But then the coordinator came to me the other day & asked if I would be the driver for one of the vans. I told him no because I didn't want to cancel my race just to be a driver.
THEN...he came back to me later that day & said if I would cancel my race and be the driver for the Ragnar, then I could do the Epic Cache-Teton race for free! It costs $120 to do the Epic Cache-Teton race.
Just a side-note. The Epic Cache-Teton race is an identical race to the Ragnar, but it is done by a different company and you run from Logan, UT to The Teton Village in Jackson Hole, WY.
I really had to think about whether I wanted to cancel my race this weekend and do the Epic Cache-Teton because it is sandwiched between two triathlons that I'm going to do. First is the Bountiful Triathlon, which is just a Sprint, then I would have to do the Epic Cache-Teton, and then the very next weekend I'll be doing my first Olympic Distance open water triathlon! Eeeekk!!! I just didn't know if I could do it.
I thought about it and slept on it and decided this is too good of an opportunity to pass up, so I'm going to do it!!!!
I am SUPER excited to be a driver for the Ragnar this weekend. It is so inspiring to me to be a spectator. Granted, I'll be driving for basically 36 hours straight. At one point we'll be able to stop and rest for about 5 hours in the gym of a high school. It ought to be interesting. But it should be fun.
Last year I went and cheered the team on when they were running in Heber, and it was so inspiring to me. I can't explain it. So, it should be even more inspiring being a driver.
Then, I'll be able to mark off my bucket list the Epic Cache-Teton Relay. Can you imagine how beautiful that run is going to be? Running through the Grand Teton's? It's going to be breath taking! I can't wait!
I mean, I'm really super nervous about doing my Olympic Distance Triathlon, but I think I'll be able to do it. As soon as we finish the Epic Relay, I plan on taking an ice bath to help my legs get back in good shape. If I feel like I can't do the Olympic, I know I can always pay a few $$$ and go down to a Sprint distance triathlon.
Either way, I'm super excited.