... I'm now training for a triathlon. I'm blaming this one on Noodles.
Noodles decided on the event of her 28th birthday that she was going to register for a triathlon that's only two months away, despite not having begun training. She said she was crazy, and I concurred but volunteered to train alongside her (well, as much as I can be alongside her with her living in Chicago). I've mentioned before that I wanted to do a sprint (ie shortest possible kind of) triathlon. In fact, I had had my eyes on one scheduled for this weekend until I realized it coincided with my uncle's wedding that I'm attending in Memphis.
I figured, why not? I want to see Noodles succeed, and I need something to aim for that will keep me motivated to workout on a near-daily basis. It's a 200-yd swim in a pool, 9-mile bike and 5k run. I've done each of these at some point in my life, I've just got to put them all together. I ran 3.5 miles last night, so I just need to run a little farther to get my endurance up. The gym I attend has a pool where I can swim laps. The bike is a little tricker since I don't have one in my possession at the moment, but I just may bring my old one back from Memphis this weekend.
I've got my eye now on this Aug. 8 race. It can be my last hurrah of the summer before my schedule gets busy again. I'm not going to register until late next month, just to be sure I can keep up a training schedule.
Anyway, wish us luck. Also, if you have any triathlon training tips, please, please, please do not hold back on me.