Saturday, April 19, 2008

Triathlon - The Next Adventure

It's been 3 years now since I participated in my first and only triathlon. I trained for it in 3 months. The training plan was hilariously called the "Couch to Triathlon" plan which was as close to the truth as you could come.

When I finished, I vowed to stay at that level of activity and for the most part, I have done pretty well. I still run and swim, and if my road bike would be consistently working, I'd probably use it more too.

So yesterday, the same friends that miraculously talked me into the first triathlon, talked me into another. This time in Scofield, Utah on July 17th. My heart was pounding as I pushed the "submit registration" button last night but only because I was excited.

They are really fun!

After I pushed the button, I went on my first run in about 4 months. I ran a full 3 miles including all of the hills. I'm sort of hobbling today but I am super excited about where I'll be starting my training. All I want to do is beat my time considerably from last time...and keep up somewhat with my friends who no doubt will dust me.

The pic at the top is before. Can you see the "What am I doing here?" look on my face?. Here's me after the race in 2005 (right).

7 backward glances:

Childsplayx2 said...

That's awesome! Good luck!

Christy said...

Good Luck! You are a good example to us all.

Ellen said...

I would LOVE to do a triathlon, but I'm afraid at that particular time I'll be a little heavy on my feet...maybe next year!

julie said...

You go girl! Maybe I will be up for joining you by next summer. I was thinking about it on Wednesday when I was swimming. Good Luck!

The Napier Family said...

You go girl. I am jealous. I want to do one but dont have a lot of extra time to train. Maybe I should quit making excuses and just do it.

friendinME said...

I'm impressed... and inspired. Mine is a lesser goal, but I have wanted to do a half-marathon. Maybe I will. :)

Amy said...

friendinme: I’ve trained for a ½ marathon 3x and never did one. I think they’re harder than training for a tri. So I think you’re definitely selling yourself short. good luck!