Some may be wondering why I am taking a triathlon training course. I hate to bike, run, and swim. Some would say I actually can’t swim. And I feel the need to clarify that I’m not training for a triathlon that most think of when you think of triathlons. I’m training for a beginner triathlon sprint. It is just a 3 mile run, 12 mile bike ride, and 1000 yard pool swim. Everything is flat and the only real challenge are cars. But I’m going from couch to beginner triathlon and I will get a t-shirt. And let’s be honest, it’s all about the t-shirt.
I’ve decided to do this to get in shape. Partially because I’m having a midlife crisis and partly because I’m going on a trip with my niece and her cousin and I refuse to be Charlotte Bartlett from “A Room With a View.” She may have been a cousin and if personalities be known my niece will probably be more of the chaperone than me but she is in her 20’s and I’m, well, not. So I plan on getting into shape because I’m vain.
And being vain during a midlife crisis makes everything that much harder. I highly recommend not caring at all what you look like if you decide to have a crisis. It takes less time.