Considering my need for variety it makes perfect sense that a triatholon would appeal to me.
Why should I let the fact that I can't swim deter me?
Okay, I can float on my back, dog paddle, and put my face in the water.
When I try to swim on top of the water it resembles something more like a shark attack, with arms flailing....it's not pretty.
I ran over to the Y this morning and went to yoga. Feeling especially good afterwards, on my way out I noticed a flyer for YTRI 2006.
It appears to be beginner friendly, 1/2 mile swim (gulp), 12 mile bike (I have an awesome mountain bike) and a 3.1 mile run (piece-o-cake).
I carefully folded the flyer and put in my pocket and mulled it over on the run back home.
Tonight is the first meeting and I've got till 6:30 pm to make a decision.
I'm just giddy thinking about the possibility.....me.....a triathalete........no way!!!.............why not!!!!......uhhh, don't go there.........maybe.
The swimming has me most concerned. I think I could learn though.
The program includes:
open water practice (gulp, gulp)
group cycle rides
swim/stroke technique clinics
a practice triatholon
Maybe I'll go, just to check it out, get the scoop ya know, what can it hurt, right?