Monday, November 7, 2011

venturing beyond running.

So. I'm doing a triathlon. This Sunday. Uh huh. Right. It's an indoor "Triathlon Cup" at the local YMCA. Actually it's a series, they do one indoor Triathlon per month at all the different Y locations in Wichita. If you do all of them, you end up doing seven Triathlons total. They have a point system and what not, it's all very involved. And it sounds fun.

I figured why not? I am going to give it a shot, it's a new challenge and the bonus is I don't have to own a Tri Bike. Just yet anyway. It's a win-win, and something to do throughout the winter if I want to keep after it and do the entire series.

This is just a sprint triathlon. A 500 yard swim, a 6 mile bike and a 2 mile run. 

I can't say I'm nervous, even though it's my first Tri and I haven't been swimming in two weeks, but I've got the running and biking down. And hopefully I'll simply just not embarrass myself during the swim. I know I can do 500 yards, I'm not worried about that. I'm more worried about all the people being around.

No time goals for this girl, I haven't been working out very much, just sporadic yoga or biking or running here and there. I tried to start a running plan last week, I managed two runs. I've just needed a 'workout' break lately, I've been enjoying my down time. And the ability to focus on other things.

Like lots of projects around the house! And sleep! And reading! And being involved with beer brewing! And graphic design for personal use and said brewing! And cooking! And baking! And painting on canvases again! And friends and family! And learning to knit! Basically indulging my creative side at home again, something I've not done in years. I use my creative side at work a lot, but haven't taken that home in a few years. And I'm loving it.

But I'm ready to do something small in terms of racing. Something I can do with minimal training. So this is perfect. I haven't really trained for it at all, so I can't expect much. I just sort of run, bike and swim whenever, no rhyme or reason to any of my workouts. Which used to make me nuts. Now? Not so much, kinda loving the freedom of it.

The only thing I'm expecting from this is a new and fun experience. And to do my first Tri! 


2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Good luck Sunday. One of these days, I too will try the tri at the Y. Almost did one last year.

What about piano playing? You should add that to your list. You challanged me to a duel afterall, remember? Better practice up. lol

Indi said...

Go get it!! Excited to hear it will go. You'll be great I know it! You've definitely been busy...and in all the ways that make you happy :) Love it!!!

Mark said...

My first one was very similar. You may be surprised how much you like it!

Laura Belle said...

That actually does sound like fun. The tri I mean. And I think it's perfect that you're just going to go out and do it, no goals or anything. Have some fun!

FYI, I'm learning to knit too! Is it just because it's getting cold out and we're stuck inside and bored so we need to have one more 'thing' to keep us busy....or what. I screwed up royally on a scarf last weekend, but I think I fixed it. (**Drunk knitting isn't for the weak!**)

Marlene said...

At first I read 'triathlon' and I was like WHAT? In November?? Ahhh indoor! Have fun! Good way to get your feet wet. heh!

californiameaghan said...

your good news for the week - there will be at least one person behind you at the finish line. this girl. :D

Carolina John said...

be warned - tri's are addictive and totally fun. You'll be signing up for ironman before you know it.

Good luck sunday and have fun!

lindsay said...

this is the only kind of tri i could ever see myself doing (indoors). good luck! kick butt!