The other day, I went swimming at Open Water Swim LI at Connetquot High School in Bohemia and I noticed a few new faces. There was a group of women who were beginner swimmers. After the session, we were in the locker room and I was eavesdropping on their conversation.
“I think we should do Power of A Woman, the sprint triathlon at Eisenhower Park,” one woman said to the other.
“Yeah that would be fun but how do we train for it?” the other woman asked.
“Well, I’ve been doing the couch to 5K and I’m sure we can get instructions on line,” the first woman said.
I started to get antsy. Should I jump in on the conversation or should I pretend not to hear anything? I jumped in.
“Well, you could hire a coach, that’s what I did. And, you may want to read this book on beginner triathlons that I reviewed on my blog,” I said.
“Oh, what’s the name of your blog,” woman 2 asked. I told her.
Instead of just dipping my toe in the water, I jumped right in and started to tell them about my limited experience with triathlons.
“I don’t care about the time, I just want to say I did it,” said woman #1.
I smiled and left the locker room. I can’t believe that I was telling these women how exciting triathlons are and what fun they will have. Only seven months ago, I was sitting in their chair… How times have changed!