So I’m a bit panicked about how I’m supposed to train for this triathlon. I’m getting an actual triathlon trainer but that doesn’t start until March or April. Jeff, the guy who convinced me to do this triathlon and who is supplying said trainer, has absolutely no idea how panicked I get if I don’t have a plan in place, like, RIGHT NOW. Although thanks to numerous email exchanges he’s well aware of the crazy he’s working with.
Also, I’m fundamentally lazy so 12 weeks of super hard work doesn’t appeal to me. I’d rather do 10 months of semi-hard work.
Ha! I just said semi-hard!
I mean, I have a portable DVD player to strapped to my treadmill and stationary bike so I can watch movies while I work out. *This* is what he’s up against. I keep waiting for the phone call where he says, “You know, Sharon…… GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” and then I’ll watch as he runs away.
So to keep the panic at bay between now and whenever super hot Australian guy starts training me to do this race–did I mention my trainer is Australian? With an accent? These things are important. I’ll pretty much do anything for anyone with an accent. Although I really have no idea if he’s hot or not, I do know that he most definitely will have a lower body fat percentage than I do. Anyhow, I’ve decided to be proactive. I signed up for a twice a week boot camp starting in January and today I’m going to sign up for a Learn-To-Swim program, also starting in January.
The Learn-To-Swim is through our Parks and Recs program. They also had a Train for A Triathlon program and I was totally going to do that until it said I needed to be able to swim two laps in order to participate.
2 laps = 50m
That math right there? That’s the reason I’m panicking. Pretty sure I can’t do that.
Scratch that, I know I can’t do that.
My husband thinks I shouldn’t worry at all and suggested I just stuff my wetsuit with a flutter board for the race which is why I love him so much.
He gets me.