One of my 2010 resolutions was vague and needing quite a bit of direction:
Find another fitness challenge to give me a NSV to work towards in 2010. I haven’t settled on what this one is yet. Run a 5k? Be strong enough to try out for a roller derby team? Participate in a mini triathalon?
Geez… sometimes I wanna kick myself after making commitments on this blog. Although currently I’m having heart palpitations over it, I’ve decided to commit to a mini-triathalon this summer. Why am I scared?
- Total fear of swimming in natural bodies of water. There are fish and turtles and snakes and stuff in there! You can’t typically see the bottom of a lake. People will see me and maybe even accidentally photograph me in a swimsuit.
- The 3.1 mile run. Currently, I can run for 90 seconds straight. 120 if I want to push it. A 3.1 mile run will probably require me to run for 35-40 minutes straight (or at least 2100 seconds). I know I don’t have to run the entire 3.1 miles in a mini-tri, but I certainly want to run most of it.
- Competition. I’m very competitive but get demotivated if I’m clearly in a losing battle. I need to redefine the competitive aspect of this for me. I’m competing against my own personal records, challenges and fears. I am NOT competing against more skilled athletes.
So… now I get to start researching mini-tris in the area, develop a training plan and maybe even find a training partner. Britttttt? Forthright Fattie? Any takers? Val? You wanna teach me your swim moves? Fortunately, I don’t need to learn how to do a flip turn!