As you may recall, I sort of lost my marbles last year. For some reason I thought that being able to swim, cycle and walk would be enough to participate in a triathlon. I came last, of which I am incredibly proud. I really am! And my time was a lot better than my goal of three hours.
Already last year I had said that I would do it again, so at the end of last year (last week in fact), I signed up for this year's triathlon. Which does not take place in August, but in June. Instead of 8 months of training, I have only 5.
The thing is though, since last year's triathlon, I haven't done a thing. Well, we walked a bit on holiday and I climbed one mountain, but other than that: nothing. At all! I will have to start from scratch again.
Fortunately, as I am now a member of the local triathlon club, I am able to get crawling lessons. Not on all fours (I can do that, especially after a few too many. *Hic*), but in the water. They will start in just under three weeks time.
This weekend will be my first outing outside again. We will go on a light hike to get the bug again. Then, after a few weeks, we will start trying to run. Because not only do I want to run during the triathlon, I also want to run during another 5k race, which takes place in May.
As for the cycling? I will have to adjust my steering and see some professional or other about my shoulder/neck/head, but I should be okay in general. My PiC from last year is looking to buy a house quite close to where I live and he offered me the opportunity to go there (if he gets the place, so cross fingers and paws everyone) and train on either his treadmill or his stationary bike.
Five months to go....