Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Couples Triathlon

So this weekend is the third event in the Texas Tri Series and the second one of the season for me to do volunteer coordinating. I'm sooo excited!!

I already had the "panic" dream, you know the one - you bolt straight up out of bed in a cold sweat and say, "SHIT! I don't have enough volunteers!" That was on Sunday. The week leading up to the event is usually very hectic and I seem to always have a little bit of a sick feeling in my stomach and constantly worried. There is a rush of emails to send and respond to and this time seemed especially difficult because I just got back from Coeur d'Alene and that really seemed to throw me off track. This panic seems to last up until about an hour or so into the event. It's not until then that I feel like I can relax a bit. When I can look out and see people having fun on the course, volunteers smiling and spectators cheering...that's when I relax!!

The great thing about Austin is that it has a strong triathlon community and people are generally eager to help, which makes my job easier. I also think people are eager to help because the guys at Jack and Adam's are so awesome! They really care about what they do and the people they help and you can feel it.

Seriously, if I could do this for a living I'd be ALL OVER IT!!

What is that people say? "Follow your heart and the rest will follow"...something like that. This is where my heart leads me and I love everything about this sport - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

1 comment:

a.maria said...

that was a GREAT race. i've just moved down here from kansas city and honestly, this race blew the KC races outta the water as far as coordination/volunteers/the whole thing...

i friggin LOVED IT! so thanks!