Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Am I Crazy, Insane, Nuts?

Ok, so am I flippin crazy?

Monday I decided that I wanted to run a 5k this summer with a friend to help keep me accountable. I decided to look online to see if there were any in my area. I didn't find but two so far this year. One that is on Memorial Day, which is ok, but it's pretty soon and I haven't ran since November. The other one is in June, so I am committing to that one. We are going to do the Couch to 5k Program starting January 31.

Also in my travels I came across The Dam Tri! Now this one really got my feet quivering! Doing a triathlon would be so totally awesome! I only worried that maybe I wasn't ready for it this year... So I tweeted out to the world if anyone had done a tri? I got some great responses and well, I AM GOING TO DO A TRIATHLON! Thanks @christieo, @barif0815, @imadramamama, @girlsworld!  Now I am going to do the Sprinter, so I won't totally kill myself.

Here is what the Sprint looks like:
  • 1/4 mile Swim
  • 11.3 miles Bike
  • 5k run (3.1 miles) Run
Here is the Olympic:
  •  1.5 k swim (.93 mile)
  • 40k bike (24.8 miles)
  • 10k run (6.2 miles)

I think maybe next year for the Olympic!
I haven't swam in a few years, but I used to do really well when I was on the swim team as a kid. It might take awhile to get my speed back up, but I know I can do this! I do have to admit I have been secretly eyeing the Spartan Race! I would really love to do that, but I really think that one can wait until next year!  
My main goal for both of these races is to finish! I don't care if I finish last, just as long as I finish!

So, yep I am putting a lot on my plate, but it seems like the more I have going on, the more things I get done! And getting things done feels so good!!

So what do you think?

Am I:

A. Crazy
B. Insane
C. Nuts
D. All of the above


Kirsten said...

None of the above Awesomely brave and amazing. So excited for you.

Lauren said...

I have given you a Stylish Blogger award! Have a look at my latest post to get it!
Keep up the good work!

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

I am so excited you are doing a Tri too and posted on the Linky Tool on my blog! I will have him up every Tuesday. My tri is June 26th as well. We can do it!