|4am…GET OUT OF BED AND SWIM!|
Well, I’ve done it. I signed up for my first triathlon. I always had it planned out perfectly in my head…hahahahaha. I laugh when I think about what I’ve done.
I used to own a road bike. I had to sell it when I lived in Mammoth because I needed rent money and didn’t make enough in the off season to cover it. I sold my pretty little bike. Loved that thing. In hindsight, I could smack myself. That was nearly 6 years ago.
I just learned how to “swim” a little over a year ago. Jamie Williams taught me. I was always a little water monkey as a kid, but no one ever taught me how to blow water out of my nose and I certainly didn’t know how to SWIM like a triathlete. Thanks to her, I found something else to torture my body with. I like torturing my body.
I’m a runner. I suck at it…most of you have read to that conclusion by now. I’m not fast. I’m nothing special. I CAN run farther and faster than your average human. With that being said, your AVERAGE human sits on the couch and eats Cheetos all day, so go figure. Anyhoo, I logged 80+ miles last month and feel like I can call myself a runner…so I do. I even wear the little compression sleeves on my calves and spandex booty shorts. It’s all about how good you look anyway, right?! 🙂
Sooooo, with all that being said, I pulled the trigger on the Gametime Sports Tri at Warriors Path State Park. It’s an Olympic distance (1000m swim, 26mi bike, 6.2mi run). I guess I should also mention that it’s exactly a month from today…a whole week after my very first half marathon, which is two days after my paramedic comprehensive final. Comprehensive meaning: ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS. Since I’m on a roll, I will point out I DO NOT have a road bike and HAVE NOT been on a road ride in nearly 6 years. My brother has been building me a cyclocross bike (steel frame) and I will have road tires to make it “street legal”. I have been in the pool TWICE in the last 6ish months. I have a good running base, but still suck wind like a hot air balloon…at least that’s something.
What the hell was I thinking? I’m not sure. I’ll have to get back to you with that answer. All I know is this…I LIKE TO SUFFER. I like to push myself to the limit, even though I could kick my own ass for stacking up the first two weeks of May with straight up torture. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride, that’s for sure. I’ll keep you updated.
It’s all or nothing, baby.