The Future!

Hello, My Lone Faithful Readers,

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 friends, 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.

4 thoughts on “The Future!

  1. Colin says:

    I think you will be owning the triathlon best times for quite some time. However I will be sure that my 5th marathon time is better than the one you ran in your 9th…

    • Mike says:

      You can talk to the talk, but can you run the run? Let’s hold off on all this 5th vs. 9th until the results come in.
      Mike (3:22:34)

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