Made you look. If you know me, you know that I'm a running purist. To the extreme. I cannot fathom why my husband, or anyone else for that matter, would want to swim or ride a bike when they could be running. Now, I have nothing against those sports. I love to watching cycling, in fact. But I do not enjoy participating in them.
Which is why, during my first triathlon, I'm only doing the run portion. It's a "friendly" triathlon called the Jim-n-I. I don't know the whole story behind it, but basically a bunch of Bedford triathletes meet in Sullivan, IN and swim in a lake, ride an obscene amount of miles, and run a 15K. You can do all or some of it. If you do any of it, you're considered a finisher. I have no idea if the 15K will be fast like a real race, or more of a group run. I'll do whatever. If they're racing, I'll race. I'm not very fast at the moment, but I love to race. There is also a lot of food.
Count me in. Tim will be doing all three events. I really wish I could run the whole time just to prove a point about how wonderful running is. But the book "Born to Run" has kind of already alerted everyone to that fact, I doubt anyone would notice my demonstration, and I'd probably endure a great deal of suffering.
So there are lots of random things going on at the moment: the toenails are healing nicely, I got my new custom 3.0 Frees (the ones with the Free Run upper and the names of my children on the toe tags), I had a deep tissue massage on my legs that nearly KILLED me, and I'm still having some issues with eating/abdominal pain. But not horrible. I'm running 20 miles on Sunday. And, at this point, it looks like I'll be solo again. That's a shame, because the course is beautiful if a little hilly.
Amelia is now the owner of an iPad2 that she saved up for....and is the envy of her mother.