I've thought it over for almost 2 weeks now. I've looked at it from all angles. Thought about the pros and cons. I've finally made a decision.
I called the bike shop this afternoon and a sold sign has been placed on the Fuji. I wanted to make sure they still had it and hadn't sold it. It was still there so clearly it was meant to be mine. I go down on Saturday and pay for it. Hopefully I'll be able to get the bike fitted on Saturday too and take it away. I'm going to get aero bars, new pedals (the ones I have are ancient) and new shoes. I figure I'll probably be spending $1500 when it's all done but then I'll be all set.
This decision has not been just a decision to buy a bike. If it only involved a bike I could have made that decision in a snap. The went much deeper. I had to decide exactly what I wanted to do. Do I want to do triathlons? Do I want to just ride? What is my passion.
Well, I really want to do triathlons. I do. I wanted to use this year to lose weight and build some muscles. I haven't lost much weight but the year isn't over yet. I like weight lifting and I'm going to keep it up, but I really want to do tris. So at some point before January, I will join the Y again and start swimming. I will start running in the next few weeks (my plantar is soooo much better), and of course I'll have my bike. The first tri of the season is usually around March or April and I'm planning on being there.
So there it is. I know I make decisions and change my mind but this decision feels right. This one sets well with me. I'm glad I'm not rushing into anything, but I'm glad I have a plan. I'll be working up a training schedule to fit it all in. I know it can be done, I've done it before, it's just figuring it out.
Okay. There you have it. Hopefully I'll have pictures of me and my new bike on Saturday :)
Now I have to think up a name for her :)
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