Thursday, November 14, 2013

I Have No Idea What I Just Got Myself Into....

Well we left things off here back in May a little melodramatic, didn't we?  Rest assured that I did in fact complete my marathon, albeit with more crazy stories than I could have ever imagined.  Entertaining race report to come, but for now here is proof that I am officially a marathoner:

Let's talk about the real reason why I'm back.  For those that know me, I tend to be very impulsive and also very stubborn. If I want to do something I will do it, and I will do it now.  I don't always have a plan for things.  If someone challenges me to something, or doubts my ability in something, I'm just stubborn (stupid?) enough to have to prove myself. 

That's what got me signed up for my first 5k, and although running has turned into much more than that since then, let's just say that old habits die hard. 

I haven't run more than five miles at a time since my marathon in May.  I can count on two hands the number of times my bike has seen the open road this year.  And I only recently learned how to not drown in a pool.  So what's the next (il)logical step for me? 

How about a half-ironman triathlon?  Because that makes total sense right?  Well, it's something that's been in the back of my head for a while, and sometimes you just gotta pull the trigger ya know?  

I don't have a training plan yet.  I'm not in marathon shape anymore.  I really have no idea what the hell I'm doing or what I've even gotten myself in to.  But, like the stubborn and impulsive person that I am, I'll find a way to that start line on July 13th.  

So there you have it, the reason for my return to Molly's Miles.  The more public I make this goal of 70.3 and the journey to get there, the less likely I am to totally suck, right?  Here's to 8 months of... Excitement? Entertainment? Torture?  I guess we'll find out! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You belong to the "sign up publicly and then train for it" group! Awesome, you've got time! I belong to the "can't do a tri because I would drown" crowd. You should buy a wet suit now when they are on sale though.