Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Are You Nervous?

This is the most common question I get right now. Saturday is CA70.3 - the big pro debut where I get to hop in the water with a staaaaaaaacked pro women's field including multiple Olympians, World Champions, etc.


A couple weeks ago I was nervous. And then Ian and I went to AZ to train and I realize I've done everything I could to prepare for this race. I may not be as fit as I hope to be in July, but for right now, I'm ready to get a racing benchmark for March. Now I am just excited.

I get to go out on Saturday and chase a bunch of fast girls. I get to try to learn how this pro thing works. There is no pressure for me to get a Kona slot because they don't exist for pros at this race. No pressure except any I put on myself. And I like it that way. I'm on a mission to try to win my coffee swim bet, beat my time from last year, ride my bike HARD, and enjoy myself while I'm out there.

Oh, and my Dad is racing - so I'm pretty excited to see him do the Blazeman roll at the finish in honor of a friend he lost to ALS. 

27 comments:

Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck to both you and your Dad! And I think it is so honorable that your Dad is going to the Blazeman roll. Have fun out there.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That's awesome that your dad is racing too! Good luck to both of you! You are going to ROCK! :)

Kim said...

youre gonna kick major butt, i can feel it! good luck to you and your dad! have fun!

Kiki said...

you are going to have so much fun! I'm pulling for you to win the coffee swim bet, think of what you could do with all the extra money!!

D10 said...

You are an amazing triathlete, just go out and have a blast. Good luck to your Dad too. I think it is so cool that he is participating!

Molly said...

How exciting!!! I think you will have a great day no matter what! Best of luck!!!!

NJ said...

Good luck! You will do amazing...just remember, you don't want to be at the peak of fitness this early in the season or you'll be out of gas when you should really be gearing up! You've done all you can to prepare...now go out and enjoy the moment.

Running and living said...

I am so excited for you. You are ready, body and mind!

Mer! said...

You have such a great spirit about racing and i'm so excited to follow your first race as a pro!!!

I'll be out there cheering you on!!

Go get 'em!!

Snakebite said...

Kick ass, take names. Good luck!

Amanda said...

Oh, i can't wait!!! So excited for you.
Push hard and wear that great smile!

SSB said...

Can't wait to see how you do! Good luck.

Caroline said...

I'm so so excited for you:) I think I'm going to be on my bike leading the top pro women on the run. So I'll be looking for you and cheering you to victory in your first pro race. You have a great attitude, awesome perspective, and superb fitness...so you're going to KILL it!

jameson said...

good luck! i'll be out there cheering for you!

jessica said...

another cheerleader here – have a great race!

FLATOUT JIM said...

It's so cool to know a ral live pro.

Best of luck, you will KA and remember, the most important thing is how you look.

Angela and David Kidd said...

So excited for you! You will be finishing the swim before I even start so hopefully I can cheer you in!

Beth said...

I was just looking at the list of pros entered in Oceanside and right smack dab in the middle of the women's list is one Charisa Wernick!! I did a little cheer! :) Have a blast - and I know you will be awesome! I'll be rooting from Pittsburgh!! :)

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Good luck to you and dad.
I hope Cedric is also making his pro debut also. He needs a spot up front so he can taunt the competition as you pass them on the bike...

Chloe said...

That is so much fun that your dad is racing as well! Good luck to you both!!

Meg said...

How fun, good luck to you and your dad!

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Kill it !!!!!!

Kiet said...

As always, you've got the right perspective Charisa.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Yay! You are going to kill it! Wow, I just realized everyone is saying that. Well, you are though. Good luck, lady!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I just love your attitude! Have a great race Charisa!

Leah said...

Best of luck and enjoy!

Libby said...

good luck charisa!!! remember that you deserve to be among those pro's. go show them what you are made of, keep up the great attitude and good luck!!