I'm getting ready to do something that I'd never thought I'd do...something that never even sounded remotely fun in the past - only painful. I'm training for a triathlon! Well, a half triathlon at least. Some of the ladies at the pool were talking about one in April, down in St. George...but, knowing that I'm not in the greatest shape, I didn't give it much thought. Then my friend Lindsay mentioned one in Salem, Utah on her blog, so we've decided to start training together. It consists of an 800 meter swim (about 1/2 mile), 12 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. It's not until June, so we've got time to get ourselves ready. I feel okay about the swimming, since I do at least 1/2 mile every morning, but I'm pretty sure the running might kill me...especially since it's last event.
To be better prepared, Lindsay and I are getting together every Saturday to do at least two of the events together, so that we can get practice doing them in a row. I could probably do them all individually right now, but doing them all in a 2 or 3 hour period is something different altogether. We also just got a bike trailer/jogging stroller so that Hattie can join me in training.
So wish me luck as I begin something that will most definitely challenge me, and might even kill me!