i chose this race for many reasons. it's an all-girls race, which i think will make for a fun, girly environment (what? i want a cute shirt.). it's also super, super, super beginner friendly. they even offer a buddy wave for swimmers so that participants can have somebody swim with them if they're feeling nervous. plus, if i finish, i'll be able to mark another state off my list :) there's a bunch of little things that i think add up to make this a great race for my first triathlon.
it's not until august, so i have plenty of time to train, but i think i'll try adding some swim and bike cross-training in to my schedule for my spring half marathon. i want to finish this race strong and proud, and maybe feeling like i can take on a longer distance? we'll see!