Never done an event like this before. Swimming, then biking, then running. No, it’s not an Iron Man triathlon, because I would very literally die from that. It’s something that I know I can do. It’s something that I won’t do unless I push myself. It’s exactly what I need. (Thanks to Bart for signing me up and pushing my limits!)
The swimming portion is in the swimming pools of some resort, about 300m. The biking portion is about 15-20K (can’t remember, honestly). And the running is a 5K after all that. I’m pretty pumped. I know I have it in me, but I still haven’t done something this physically challenging before. Well, perhaps I did back when I was in high school running cross country and track.
I’ve become so much happier with myself lately. Being with a supportive partner (<3 to Tara!), exercising, eating much more healthfully. I’ve realized how fortunate I am to be who I am, and I don’t want to take that for granted.
I love all you who have supported me and been true friends. I’ll let you all know how this goes. Probably with pics of me sweaty and at the finish line with beer and bacon and brats and brownies. Yeah. It’s one of those races.
(If I don’t make it, delete my browser history)