Monday, March 23, 2009

Let the Insanity Begin

So, all of you who have read this know that I used to be a competitive swimmer. Serious emphasis on the used to be part, but as of late I have been swimming again. I have even tried to train to swim the 100 fly once again. My time is not so far off from what it used to be. I count that as one of my many blessings. Further, in my new found pursuit of health and fitness I have started to run. Nothing crazy, but I routinely run 2-3 miles, 2-3 days a week. I have never considered myself a runner, but nonetheless it isn't that hard. When I lived in DC, I used to bike. I would bike the 25 miles or so down the Potomac to Mt. Vernon and then take the subway back, at the time it was my escape. I loved it. So naturally, lately many friends have been asking when as a swimmer and now a runner, who used to bike would I do my first triathalon. My response, had been umm- never, but it got me thinking. Why not. I'm in good enough shape, a half mile swim is still a warm up to me, a 3 mile run something I do when I don't have time to work out. I can do this. So, I have officially agreed to do my first triathalon- 0.5 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run. It is in August. I'm doing it with my trainer and friend, Jason.

Let the insanity begin. God knows where this one could lead.


Anonymous said...

Good Luck! Afraid you could never convince me to do it, but I will be cheering you on from Texas.


Bernadette said...

Go Lisa!