No, actually I HAVEN’T forgotten about my triathlon goals. I know it seems it, with all this talk to 5K and Beachbody, and Shakeology, and eating Paleo, and all the other seeingly random health-related things I bring up here. Finishing a triathlon is definitely still my goal. Maybe my why has changed? I view triathlon as something REALLY badass. I think of myself as pretty badass. Therefore, completing a triathlon would further prove that train of thought. You really need a great level of fitness and endurance to finish one. You can’t really just get away with being good at one event and phoning the others in.
I have started running. Like, actually running, not just walking really fast. I’m working with a trainer who is really helping me get my form down. My fitness level and muscle development is good enough that I can venture in to this world and not have to worry about killing my joints now. Sometimes my lungs keep me back, sometimes it’s my legs. Strength and cardio endurance. I’m going to piggy back with these, but I’ll get better at both.
Biking is still eluding me. I have a bike, but I’m not super comfortable on it. We’re going to get a trailer hitch on one of our cars so we can use a bike rack to transport our bikes. As it is now, my bike is big and heavy and getting 2 bikes in our small SUV is kind of difficult. My husband thinks that cycling will be the best way to improve my cardio output without hurting my body.
Swimming. I could be swimming in the ocean *right now* but I’m using the excuse that it’s too cold. Which, really, it is. But I also have access to a couple of pools. I need to get my butt back in the water. It’s always awesome and I always think “Why haven’t I been doing this” when I’m swimming regularly. I did practice water transitions with my trainer. Unfortunately it resulted in the loss of my iPhone because, well, I have no excuse other than I didn’t think far enough ahead.
I’m going to find an event within a week and either sign up or set up an alert for it.