Friday, January 15, 2010


A few months back a friend asked if I would participate in a triathlon with her. She had just completed a marathon, I had just completed months of long hospital nights and longer months of minimal exercise. It was a crazy idea but I said I would think about it.

So months later, I have made a new goal to "get healthy" in the next 100 days. What better way than by training for a mini triathlon: 600m swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. Right now it sounds very tempting. And the cost (about $65) is hefty enough I may actually try to exercise to "get my money's worth."

However, I feel crazy. Here is why:
1- I am no runner. I have never been but at least during my days of sports I could run miles without much trouble. Today I have trouble running MILE.
2-I am no swimmer. I have never been. In fact, I failed swimming lessons. In 9th grade. From a teacher probably younger than me. Is this a problem?
3-I am a biker, or at least I try to be. I have not been on my bike in months. My bum callous is gone. Sigh.
4- I have to do all of these things on the same day. In a row.
5- My partner is addicted to exercise (hello she just ran a marathon, something I could never do). I am addicted to sleeping in my bed post-call
6- Remember #2. Eek!

Scary. Should I really go for it? I totally feel this is out of my realm of possibilities but then again, maybe a challenge is just what I need.


brenna said...

Unfortunately, we're a family of sinkers not floaters.I'd never make it, i'd drown for sure... Kudos to you if you decide to do it!

Lindsay said...

You should go for it! I did one just like it last year and had no problems. I'm doing it again this year to try to beat my time. I'm no swimmer can backstroke it if you must (I admit I did a little last year). It's truly not as bad as it sounds. Very fun.

Amber said...

The swimming is scary. I tried swimming at the gym about 4 times and enjoyed it, but couldn't even make it a whole lap.

Just don't drown. It is scary to think of yourself in the middle of a lake and unable to finish.

Angela and Enrique said...

Erin, if anyone call do it you can. If you can make it through dental school, you can do anything. You are a solider.

That is funny that you guys already suspected I was pregnant. What gave it away, the fact that I have been eating all through church for the past few months? Especially on fast Sunday! :) We still want to have you guys over for dinner! We will have to figure out a time and date!

Lea said...

It's so much fun! If Mike and I can do it, so can you. I'm not much of a swimmer either, I think I was almost last coming out of the lake.