I’m not sure how many of you saw Colleen’s email today, but I was so touched. She called me a fantastic writer! How flattering! Too bad I can’t win a triathlon on paper. Anyway, I hope I’ve picked up a few new (newbie? New-newbie?) readers along the way (not too hard to do as my husband and Colleen have been my only followers thus far). I hope I can amuse and inspire you with my training recaps and stories, so come along for the ride (run and swim)!
This week will be a busy week for sure. I am in NYC as I write this (my view, like Colleen’s in Arizona, is pretty cool), however, I am only up and back for the day, so I do not have the opportunity to take a nice jaunt around Central Park or anywhere else in the city for that matter. Sadly, I will probably be logging miles on my treadmill in the basement tonight (herein knows as “the dungeon”) after I put the kiddos to bed. Then it’s up and off to Nashville, TN at 6am tomorrow.
I am looking forward to this weekend’s first group ride, although I am unsure what to do about a bike. As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a bike, much in the same way that Fred Flintstone “had a car.” It will get the job done, but imagine Fred out on the road, pedaling alongside a nice BMW 3 series. (Or anything with a motor for that matter). If I can squeeze in some time this week, I plan to venture to Action Wheels to “try out” (read: buy) a close out bike. If not, I will be joining the group w/ my current ride (sigh). Would love any suggestions here on what to purchase as a newbie who is unsure if this tri thing is a “bucket list” item or a new life long passion (and by passion please know I am not putting this on the same tier as my “passion” for wine, more on the level with my passion for staying fit, healthy and a good example for my kids).
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please post comments on my blog (this will make me look so cool and like an official blogger).