Triathlons take a lot of commitment. Heck, most things I do take a lot of commitment. Being a good husband to my wife, being a good father to Taylor and Tyler, being a good employee, authoring books, writing lots of scientific articles, lifting weights a few days a week, running regularly…and there is that thing called sleeping. Believe me…even THAT takes commitment. I literally have to force myself to go to sleep some nights as there is so much I want to do. That’s the nature of our household…high energy and go, go, go. So, when I heard that the Half Iron Man was coming to town next year it was really a matter of damn it…don’t dangle that in front of me. Same thing for my wife…she has a very similar make up and loves the challenge.
It will take a LOT of time. It will take time from my family…for both Sharon and I should we choose to do it. It will mean independent training as well as camaraderie and group runs, cycles, swims. it will mean a change in training regime, less weight-training with my friend David Nelson in order to free up time for more swim/bike/run. But it will be a challenge…almost certainly will hurt..a lot…and will add one more on the belt of been there..done there. All that on an ankle that swells a lot after a long run….
What the hell…coin toss to decide? Shaming by my friends? Stupid decisions after beer. What do you think….should I do it? And who wants to train with me? I’m hoping Sharon will give me swimming tips because she’s a damn good swimmer…me, not so much!