Lone Faithful Reader s,
I feel like we have forged a strong relationship over the last 18 months and I want to share something personal with you — something known only to those who
I hold very near and dear to me I think would care. As I am sure you have guessed, running is a bit of a hobby. I dabble. But it is not the final frontier.
“What!? What is this nonsensical nonsense?” you exclaim.
Well, my friend
s, fear not. Running will still be a part of the master plan; it just might have two friends to tag along (which is more than I can say for myself…). I realize I still haven’t said what I’m saying, so I’ll say it right after I finish saying this.
With an upcoming marathon in February — my 10th in fact — I’m feeling a bit worn out. Perhaps it’s the long runs, the short nights of sleep, or the pressure to appear humble even though I crushed Colin in San Antonio. Who can know? No matter the reason, I am thinking a change of gears is just what doctor ordered. And with that, I intend to venture into the world of triathlons.
Now, I don’t intend to change this blog to “Will Tri to Eat” or anything like that*(though I did consider changing to SwimMikeRun and still might). I am simply shifting my plan from “run, run, run” to “swim, bike, run”.
Warning: Things might get a bit serious (almost): Self-reflecting a bit, I suppose my ultimate goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon still thrives. And perhaps this new track will help me get there faster. My new, relatively short-term goal is the Ironman 70.3 Austin in October 2011. I’m confident if I put my mind to it blah blah blah and all that. I really think, similar to the seemingly unobtainable Boston goal, my goal is to complete a full Ironman. But that’s a long way off**.
I’m excited for the uncharted territory; to see how my running experience will carry over into other sports; and to find another sport where I can beat Colin***. I’ll be posting more (hopefully) about the swimming and biking which should
triple increase my readership! So join me, won’t you? on this adventure into this new frontier. Onward!
*It would only make me sound anorexic anyway.
**and requires approval from the boss (read: Ev).
***by default if he doesn’t ever race.
PS- Heck yea I made that sick logo. Don’t tell me your socks weren’t rocked. Microsoft Word ftw.