Friday, August 3, 2012

Race Morning

This post was inspired by Write on Edge. In light of the Olympics, the challenge was:
The 100 Meter Sprint
100 words on a conflict, competition, or game.
First a rundown of the checklist: Bike, helmet, bike shoes, wetsuit, cap, goggles, running shoes, hat, sunglasses, towel, GU, water bottles, bib number bike pump and trisuit.
My husband and I hop in the car, and he asks, “Do you have...” And the list gets another run through.
I make my way to the bike corral; spread out my equipment sequentially. I group myself among a sea of caps and wetsuits give my arms a shake, take a deep breath and sneak one last look at my husband, whose smile says I love you, and whose eyes say, you’ve got this.

p.s. The race pictured above is actually one I'd soon rather forget, I wrote a little exert about it here and it was published over here.


  1. I like how you showed the prep for rather than the race itself. Very nice.

  2. Nice use of the prompt!

  3. The prep for an event always seems endless doesn't it? Then all of a sudden, blamo! there you are and it's taking off like a jet engine.

    Like the take on the prompt. Well done!

  4. Nice take, it's the before which takes so much energy, concentration and preparation. :)