Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Back in the blogosphere!

Haven't blogged in ages - just keeping my head above water while the leg has been incarcerated. Tomorrow I have my biweekly orthoped appointment and the plan is SUPPOSED to be a weaning from the boot which means I have begun allowing myself to start planning, dreaming, and plotting.

I'd like to take all the credit for the latest crazy idea, but once again, I have Jake to blame in large part. TRIATHLON. The reason being I have to take it easy on running and work up over time and I had already planned on swimming, so add in a little bike ride, and there ya go.

I am looking at a sprint triathlon at Lake Norman in Charlotte -750m swim, 17 mile bike, 5k run. I'm excited about the prospect of an open water swim. Cycling and multisport races are really big in this area. The only holdup (well, besides the leg) is a lack of a bike. I've been looking locally and found one on Craig's list I'll be seeing tomorrow. I had a bit of sticker shock, even with the used bikes. One local store's road bikes START at $1300 and the guy could not understand why I would absolutely, flat-out REFUSE to pay that! Needless to say, I am looking to go used. Who knows, I may try this out this summer and then decide it's not for me.

I see the triathlon training as a summer focus, but after August, I'm all over marathon training again, probably for the Richmond Marathon on November 14. That is major unfinished business for me.

I do realize this is just a little bit crazy, but what the heck. Could be fun :-) Stay tuned!!