I just signed up for a triathlon.
I know some of you are sitting there thinking "Wait a minute! Weren't you in a morphine-induced stupor last week, updating your facebook status from the hospital after under-going major surgery?"
Uh, yeah. And your point is...?
The triathlon is on 9/11/11. PLENTY of time. And as soon as my doctor clears me from bed rest, I'm gonna start training. I mean it. Really. Enough of this laying around crap. I'm ready to run. And bike. And, er....swim.
The triathlon consists of a 1/4 mile swim, a 10 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. Here are a few things I need to do over the next 8 months:
Get my doctor's permission to walk down the 3 flights of stairs from my apartment
Buy lots of running magazines
Start exercising and stuff
Figure out what triathletes wear
Remind myself that "triathlon" does not have an extra "a" - as in "triathAlon" (We won't talk about the first version of that nifty banner up there)
Buy a bike
Learn how to swim
PIECE. OF. CAKE.
And YOU lucky people get to follow my progress through surgical recovery, training, preparation, and the actual event.
Aren't you totally excited? I AM!
P.S. TO MY FRIENDS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE TRIATHLON WITH ME: Consider this a challenge. Do I dare you to beat me in the race? Hell, no. I'm not stupid. I dare you to out-blog me!