And now...I just officially registered for my first triathlon. It's in 6 days. I feel nowhere near prepared enough for it. (However....as somewhat of a perfectionist, I recognize that I never feel prepared enough for anything, and I need to just jump in and do it, and it generally turns out better than I think it will. Eight years' worth of college exams taught me that.)
I'm not likely to drown, I'm not likely to kill myself (even if I do fall off the bike), I'm not likely to make the injury worse at this point, and I'm likely to cross the finish line. Guess that's good enough criteria to give it a try!
It feels so good (and sooo scary!) to be registering for races again!