clearly, this one's nothing short of a monster
It never used to be that way, but since the accident, I freeze up and have a hard time on them. I think its partly because I have to use my balance. My brain also has to compute so many things that I do actually struggle a bit. But I think it's mostly because I am on a vehicle without walls again and I am freaked out.
I don't like having that looming over me. While I'm okay with how terrified I sometimes get in my imagination (don't, I repeat, DO NOT show me scary movies), I'm not okay with being scared of living my life.
So, logically my next step was to begin training for a sprint triathlon.
Yep. I'm even taking a bike from a pregnant lady to do it.
And to make things
We're going to be at the Jersey Shore in June and we couldn't find any race we liked for our 50 races in 50 states - but there was a nice little sprint triathlon (400M swim, 15 mile bike, 2.8 mile run).
So now we face our fears (not of the Jersey Shore, it has some really nice parts, actually). The result will either be inspiring and and life affirming (like a montage from Rocky) or it will look decidedly more painful and awkward (like putting a cat in a bathtub)
Granted, we haven't actually signed up yet - we're feeling out the training part and 'testing the waters', to see 'if it has wheels' (get it?). This is your chance to tell us if we are down right crazy or if its time to get past those things that make us uncomfortable.
I'm curious, do you have anything you're afraid of? How have you dealt with it?
Have you ever done a triathlon? and do you have any tips for beginners?