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.