Monday, July 17, 2023

To Tri Or Not To Tri?

*Spontaneous.* Adj. Performed or occurring as the result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.

I'm not anything if not spontaneous. I've got one weekend before Hawaii so why not find a nearby triathlon this weekend and give it a go? And is there a better spot for a swim than the mighty James, though it does seem a bit sacrilegious to hold a race so close to historic Jamestown. I mean, what would good ol' Captain John Smith have thought about that?  

I enjoy running. I enjoy cycling. I enjoy swimming. Combining all three is even more fun. I love triathlons mostly because of the sheer exhaustion afterwards. You feel like you've been through the ringer. At the same, it's such a satisfying feeling of accomplishment. Yes, it's a bit demoralizing when you're being passed all the time, but if all I thought about is why people pass me I'd never have the time to train let alone race. Begone, unworthy thoughts! We shall found a colony in the New World and then swim in the river before taking to our horses bikes and then running for our lives. Every man to his post!