I’m going to participate in a triathlon in 2011. I’m starting training in the next couple of weeks.
The joke has been made that triathletes are not cyclists. I’ll be a cyclist who isn’t really a triathlete.
That’s why I started a Y membership yesterday. My swimming needs a lot of work. I need to learn to run without hurting myself. I need to get faster on a bike.
This came about because I got an email from Debbie, a former co-worker, from my pre-weight loss days. She had found out about my blog. She wants to participate in a triathlon, and has asked me to join her.
My gut reaction was to decline, but that is the “fat-person mentality” that I mentioned yesterday. After rolling the idea around in my head for a while I decided to go for it. It could very well be what I need to make it to the next level of fitness.
I don’t expect to do well, I just expect to finish. That’s my goal. Hopefully I’ll attain my goal weight along the way.
I have a friend willing to loan me a bike that is a bit better for a race than my current bikes. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll strip my LHT down, and use that.
I still have a lot to learn, but I’m commited. I signed up for the Y membership and agreed to do this. The next step is to buy some shoes I can run in. I’ll probably go to the Y for some swimming and running very soon. The real training starts in early January.