I suppose it was only a matter of time. I always get these crazy ideas.
I was IMing with my dear friend Carrie the other day. This girl (*ahem* lady, why do I always insist on calling females girls? LOL) has done a complete LIFESTYLE transformation. Her physique transformation itself is amazing, but she has such a zest for life and is such a go getter, that she not only competes in Bikini competitions, she has found herself racing, and placing really well -- winning FIRST in her very first race!
Anyways, I am totally inspired. I've always thought entering 5ks would be fun, but I have ADD when it comes to training...errr... running. I'll get halfway through the Couch to 5k program and quit. I have to move on to something else. Well, when Carrie and I were 'talking', I thought that training for a triathlon would be totally FUN! You have to mix up the cardio when you train. I have never been an endurance athlete. I'm all about fast-twitch... sprinting, jumping... I think it's from gymnastics growing up, and sprinting and jumping on the track team. Maybe that's just what my muscles like.
This is out of my element. I am TOTALLY excited! Y'all know I'm in a bulking phase, so I'm using the next two months to get my feet wet. There is a sprint dualthon/triathlon on August 2, but that is just too close for someone who has no endurance... especially when trying to build muscle... so, I'm shooting for August of 2010. That should be P L E N T Y of time.
I ordered my first road bike yesterday. I bought the cheapest one I could find (after three days of research). The reviews are decent, and I did not want to invest a lot in my first bike.
Here she is:
I can honestly say that I don't remember the last time I was so excited about anything!!
I will s l o w l y start training next week, and I will still keep my cardio minutes to a minimum.
Time to TRI something new!!! :)