Thursday, July 7, 2011

Really P-O'ed

Honestly, I can't believe I am even typing this post right now.  I'm so upset but at the same time so in shock that I can't even cry.  I took the half hour trip to pick up my packet for the triathlon this weekend and when I got to the counter they couldn't find my name.  I waited, asked them to double check and was relieved when I saw they were looking for Johnston.  Whew..that's why.  Panic started to come back when she still couldn't find my name.   "I'm sorry you're not on this list.  A few others had this problem.  There was a small button that you had to confirm, are you sure you confirmed?"

what?
I can't not believe what you are telling me right now.
what?

I just don't even know what to say.  I really can't grasp how this happened and how I didn't do it right?  I also don't know why I was so sure I was signed up...it seems like such a STUPID mistake to make.  I remember sitting there signing up for it. I remember thinking "wow, this is a lot of goddamn money!"  I can't stand that I am not doing something that I have been working for.  I can't stand that I said I was doing something and I'm not now. I'm a bit pissed.....

I have to calm down and remember that this was going to be my first "fun-try-it-out" tri, that I was going to possibly give up my spot anyway if my head still hurt from the concussion...........the problem is I really wanted to do it...and it sucks.


14 comments:

  1. I am SO sorry to hear this. How crazy that this happened. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now...I would feel the same way. I seriously want to just come and help you find the soonest and closest and even better Tri to sign up for...would that even help? Maybe ice cream? ahhhh....I just feel for you girl! i am going to go ahead and say "of course there will be more in the future" but I know that does not change the fact that you wanted to do this ONE. were expecting to do this one and were ready. I hope that there is somehow you can find something even more fun and exciting to do this weekend! thinking of you!

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  2. okay, first off concussion?? I am so behind and so sorry. uggh, you have every reason to feel these feelings...crushed, pissed off, frustrated...I'm feeling them for you!! I know that this is something you will need to sit with for a bit and then come out of with new focus and vision but for now, vent away girl! I'd be feeling the same way. Sorry. :(

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  3. Ugh, that's too bad. I'm sorry.

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  4. That really does suck!! I am so sorry.

    And having that happen to me is my worst fear, so I totally feel your pain. Do something extra fun to cheer yourself up this weekend!!!

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  5. So sorry you are going through all of this right now.

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  6. I hate when things get FUBAR. I'm sorry that you are going through this nonsense.

    There will be other tris in your future. Let me know if you want to meet one day to dovetail some riding into your training or any questions on the local tri scene. I saw on your sidebar you are doing the Hamptons Mary (I'm doing the half but the century ride the next day too).

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  7. This is so terrible! So sorry. I always worry that has happened when I sign up for any race. I hope you can find another replacement, or just take it as a sign that you need a little more rest after your concussion!

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  8. UGH. That is horrible. WHat a bummer!! I am so sorry. Hugs!

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  9. That is horrible!!! Do you have a confirmation email or is on your bank statement, Race Directors make errors. I heart sinks at this.

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  10. Ok. I see this as one of those moments when you realize the Universe has a strange way of making things work out for the best.

    1. You got a concussion. Ouch. That sucks.
    a. Accidnets happen, though.
    b. I am glad you are ok, and
    c. I'm glad your parents are there to take the kids off your hands.

    2. Your Tri got FUBAR'ed. That totally sucks, this is definitely one of those anxiety-type dreams come true........ BUT:
    a. You probaby should NOT have competed, no matter how good you felt, considering YOU HAVE A CONCUSSION, and
    b. You didn't lose any money!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!! I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have refunded you anything if things had happened differently!
    c. There might even be another, hidden reason in all this. Maybe the place you were going to swim is a creature-feature and you just narrowly avoided crapping into a lake full of swimmers because you bumped into a water eel. Then you would have been known in the local Tri circuit as "that girl who pooped in the lake." Its possible. You never know.

    So, I know it sucks, but... all your hard work is STILL going to get used. You are going to ROCK that marathon, and you are going to kill at your next Tri!!!

    For now -- REST. Concussions are serious things. You need to lay low until you feel the light switch go back on. You will know the feeling when it happens. Until then, you are officially injured, my friend. Rest up.

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  11. OMG are you kidding me? This really happened! I would be livid. I am so so sorry this happened to you and wish there was something I could do to make it better.

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  12. Oh wow! I am so sorry! I have to say that is a fear of mine each time I sign up for a race, but I haven't actually had it happen (yet). I can only imagine what you're thinking and feeling right now.
    All-in-all, I agree with Marie's comments. I couldn't have said it better myself. Rest and know that you'll be more than ready next time!

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  13. Oh what a freaking bummer! and I have to go with Marie also especially about the whole concussion thing. I will be double checking for CONFIRM buttons from now on though

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  14. I know I'm really late to comment, but dang! What a huge disappointment. I probably would have been so stressed and confused I would have just cried right there on the spot. So sorry!

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