In the great tradition of crazy, I have signed up for my first triathlon, and -- I have to admit -- I am super excited. For me, this seemed like a quick decision, from obsession to research to registration, but I did it, and all the parts and pieces are in order.
On Saturday, after finding the Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate my dad gave me for Christmas (in a laundry basket no less), MM and I went for a run (on the treadmill -- I did a little more than seven miles and nearly collapsed -- no good at all) then drove to the suburbs so I could outfit myself for triathlon training. I bought a bike helmet, a swim cap, goggles, and a bathing suit -- a black Speedo because I’m serious about this shit.
When we finally walked into my apartment at 6pm, I said, “Well, I guess all that’s left to do is register…” And I did it. Right then and there.
So it’s official, I’m registered to participate in the Danskin Triathlon in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin on July 13 -- that’s a .5 mile swim, a 12.4 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. I start training right after the Flying Pig Half Marathon.