Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time to Get Serious.....Seriously
So you may remember that last year I committed to doing a triathlon this year. I won't go into the fact that I may have been under the influence of alcohol but regardless I filled out the entry form and paid my money. Committed.
No sweat...at that stage the triathlon was a year away and I still had plenty of time. Being the planner that I am I started walking on the treadmill to get into a little bit of shape ....and then finally after about 2 months I tentatively went for my first run. It was actually a run/walk but whatever, it was faster that my usual pace. I honestly had no intention of doing anything except making it through this triathlon thing without ending up in the ER...not bad for a race plan right! So I was as surprised as anyone when I actually started to....dare I say it...ENJOY this whole exercise thing. Crazy!
So here we are in March. Somewhere between last summer and now I have also committed to a second triathlon, 2 half marathons and possibly a full marathon this year. And no...I wasn't under the influence of alcohol when I signed up for any of these other races.
So along with all the other riveting goings on in the Melville household you will now be subjected to my intermittent training reports. I know...you are just on the edge of your seat in anticipation.
So this morning I headed out early to the Centennial trail for 11 miles. Matt snapped these pictures of me this morning. You can see me trying to hide my morning hair unsuccessfully under my cap. Garmin...check. Fuel belt...check. Fluids...check. Nutrition...check. And off I go.
After I got home I had my first ice bath....brrrrr. But my legs are thanking me now. 11 miles in the bag.