A few weeks ago, I was sitting around, thinking about how best to lose the pregnancy weight, and the pre-pregnancy weight that was hanging out after my bout with tendonitis.
I cannot remember what it was that made me say, “Hey, this would be cool; I’m going to do a triathlon this year.” It was something! Swim ~ Bike ~ Run – what a way to get back into shape!
So, I went in search of some triathlon reference material. I already had several books on running, but recently found the book Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals at a used bookstore. The great thing about this book is that it has workout plans. Before I can even think about starting to train for a triathlon with Wining Husband (yes, I rope him into every adventure I undertake…we walked across fire on our wedding night, after all), we need to get into good cardio shape. This book takes readers from not running at all to triathlon. It may not be this year, but we are definitely going to do a triathlon. (And hey, I have my designs on doing a half-marathon at some point as well).
So while we’ll focus on the walking to running part at first, I’m looking forward to swimming again. I’ll need to get ahold of a swimsuit and eventually a bike as well. Since I have no delusions that we’re just doing this to finish, neither of those items will probably be particularly expensive – just enough so that they are safe and get the job done.
I’m really excited. Our first workout is tomorrow night.
Have you trained for a triathlon? What was your experience with it?