Also, as of today, I have lost 50 pounds since 2006, and 21 of those pounds were since March of this year. So if you’re once of those people who saw me at BlogHer or Avitaween – I was stuck at 191 ish then, but I used to weigh 220. Now I’m at 170. 30 pounds to go! Maybe more!
I am so proud. I know it’s been a long, long journey, but I feel like now I’ve got everything going right – the food, the activity, the attitude.
Nothing can stop me from knocking off the next 30 pounds to get to my goal weight. Except beer. That might slow me down a bit over the summer. Heh.
My husband called me yesterday and asked me if I’d like to do a triathlon with him. He’s recently started biking at night and considering how hard he works physically (10 hour days, in all kinds of weather), I’m impressed that he has decided to get on this fitness kick with me. He’s always been in pretty good shape, save for a bit of a beer belly and he plays hockey and baseball. It’s nice to see him getting out there to work off the beer! =)
Anyway. A triathlon. Eep!
I’ve thought about it but never really researched any of it and so after googling and reading and asking friends to chime in, I discovered there’s a lot involved with a triathlon.
Like wearing a swimsuit for instance. Oh sweet baby Jebuddah, really? Alternately, you can rent/buy a wetsuit and wear that over your cycling/running clothes. Okay. Maybe that will be okay.
Then there’s docking your bike at a ‘transition station’ while you’re swimming. And being expected to ‘ride wet’ (unless you wear a wetsuit and peel it off before you ride). Apparently that isn’t as uncomfortable as you might think. Certainly more comfortable than all the ‘air quotes’ I’m using in this ‘post.’
I have so many questions before I commit to the “Tri a tri” we’re considering. I’m not sure I’m ready for a full triathlon just yet. The Tri a tri is a 375 swim, 10 k bike ride and then a 2.5km run. I think I can handle that. But the logistics are throwing me into a tizzy.
So let’s say I rent a wetsuit (or buy one). I get out of the lake, peel it off and put it where? A backpack? And where are my runners? Cuz I will need those for riding and running. And if I have to carry a backpack for the last two parts, won’t that suck royally?
Oh and there are all these things that can get you disqualified, like not passing cyclists fast enough – you have 15 seconds. Or undoing the strap on your helmet before docking your bike or not having your helmet strap on before taking your bike too. Safety first people.
I’m a little less worried about these rules than I am about getting kicked in my pretty face during the swim. Really the swim is the most daunting. Because of my pretty face and all. Does anything else really matter? I’m a strong swimmer, but like driving at night, I’m worried about the other people who could possibly be drunk. Or something. Because you see a lot of drunks at a triathlon.
This summer is going to take some serious training if I sign up for this ridiculousness. Which I probably will because I’m certifiably insane. Maybe I should sign up and just show up drunk.
Psst. Do me a favour. A little one. Go tell @temptingmama she should do it with me. She loves when I annoy her in such sneaky ways.