When I turned in my time-off requests for the year, May 6th was on the list as a precautionary extra day in case the weather didn’t cooperate for my planned 20 mile training run that I was supposed to be doing for the Madison Marathon. Those plans got squashed. Oh well.
I considered just going to work and saving that vacation day for something else, but then I realized that it was Mother’s Day weekend. That’s a good enough reason as any to take a three day weekend and visit my mom! And while I’m at it, why not throw in a duathlon?
My precautionary extra weather day plan has so far backfired. Rain showers. Blah. Dammit. *stomps feet on the ground*. Whatever, it all happens for a reason, right?
Case in point, at the gym on Tuesday night my goggles snapped after only 10 laps. DAMMIT. As I pulled myself out of the pool I surprised myself by thinking, “At least that wasn’t during my triathlon”. Me? Look on the bright side? Strange stuff. But I left the gym and stopped at Dick’s Sporting goods and picked up two pairs of goggles and a bike helmet. If those goggles didn’t snap, I would have never thought to have a spare set. Thank you crappy Nike products, for this learning experience.
And now I have a cool aqua green bike helmet to match my bike. It’s all about accessorizing. Or training. Or looking at the bright side of things.