It seemed easy enough. Ok, easy is not the right word, but it seemed straightforward. One of my girlfriends says, “Hey your working out now. You should sign up for the Tri with us.” Seems reasonable. Seems like a good way to set my goals. I didn’t have a clue as to what I was signing up for!
Now as I’m into this training, reading up on it, and actually training; I realize that I really didn’t have a clue. I don’t know what I was thinking. It’s kind of like something one of my sisters said, “Most people start out small. They sign up for a 5K or some other normal race. Not you. You have to sign up for the whole enchilada.” I guess it’s a good thing that I really like enchiladas! So onward I go.
I do admit that there might be some truth to what my sister said, but I have never been one to follow the normal path. Why not jump in with both feet and swim a half mile while your at it. But I will also admit that I really did not know how committed I would become to this training. Not because I think I’m going to smoke the other races because I am really only competing for myself.
My whole goal has just been to do this race and finish it. I’m stubborn that way and I guess some of that stubbornness is finding it’s way into my training. If I’m going to do this, I am going to do this to the best of my ability. Now my ability is by no means that of a trained athlete, but I will still make it. Please remember, up until mid January I was sitting on the couch with no exercise routine AT ALL. Since then I have taken 2 months of Boot Camp, started strength training, started running, and lets not forget spinning. And to take it one step further, I just signed up for personal training with the Boot Camp instructor. She has said, her goal is to get me ready for my Triathlon. Oh Boy……
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