Friday, February 15, 2008

The Countdown

In March of 2007, I started to exercise for the first time in many, many years due to the discovery of some medical issues (full story later). In June a guy at the gym was going swimming after spin class - I thought he was nuts. Then he told me he did triathlons and I knew he was nuts. Then he suggested that I try one out. Nuts! I can't do that. I....am intrigued. Then I did one, then another, totally hooked. I knew in 2008 I would do an Olympic distance, then came the crazy idea to do a Half Ironman distance. Well, that has a 50+ bike and a half marathon after a swim of more than a mile. I did a 50 mile bike ride to prove I could do that part. In one day and about 9 hours I will run 13 miles to prove I can do that part. Then in November I will put them both together with a 1.2 mile swim on the same day. Wow!

So the countdown is on -- about 33 hours 5 minutes and 5 seconds from right now. I am predicting a PR....big bet there.

Goal: finish with a smile on my face.

Plan: simple - left-right-repeat

3 comments:

juanita_etheridge said...

You are amazing! I can't wait to hear about the half-marathon, and I KNOW you finished with a smile on your face! WTG, you!

Highest regards
Flipper
;o)

FreddyBeachPete said...

Hi Bryan,

I will be placing a link to your blog on mine and will be checking in on it regularly.

Peter

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