I believe I can do this. Sure, I have not properly trained, nor have I ever faced such a physical and mental challenge, but I still believe I can finish.
How can I explain the confidence given my utter lack of experience in any sort of triathlons ? Frankly, it comes down to my mentality, my belief, and my underlying physical condition (in shape but I don’t consider myself the world’s best athlete.)
I completely respect the challenge. It is a formidable task where anything could go wrong (broken goggles, flat tire, cramps, body shut-down, pulled muscle).
I am extremely grateful for all the help and advice I have received. It has been heart-warming to have complete strangers offer their expertise when they do not know you from a hole in the wall.
I am confident that I can finish. I am not cocky enough to think I will compete. I am confident that if I eat and drink more than I deem necessary, not over-exert myself even if I feel “good,” and maintain my persistence and determination , I think I have a shot.
Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes, I hope to make you all proud!