I made a decision. It was hard.
The other day my triathlon buddy called me. She wanted me to really think about the race. She was worried I might injure myself with the adrenaline rush of the race. She also mentioned that I haven't been able to train as much. Last year she trained for 12 weeks. I haven't done any stacked training. Like a run and bike, back to back. She was worried about my endurance level.
I know I could finish it within my time. My biggest hurdle is that I will getting on a plane for an East Coast trip with my family less than 48 hours after the tri. What if I am so sore I can move very well? What kind of vacation mood will I be in. What if the adrenaline rush of the race causes me to injure myself. I really haven't trained like I should have been doing for the last 2 months. I haven't run more than 1 mile. I can walk much more but not run.
All this considered I decided to skip the triathlon this year. There is always next year. I am out $90 but that is worth the price of my first time to New York City. Yes, I am partially bummed but satisfied with my decision.