Up Coming Event!
Well here we are in the duldrums of winter and it’s getting more and more difficult to stay motivated to train and maintain my current level of fitness. What I need is a reason or an event to shoot for…..Hmmmm, what can I do? There’s no triathlons going on here in the great North West as the temperatures are WAY TOO COLD! There’s not even road races at this time of year. (Probably too hard to interest volunteers to stand out in the cold!)
So what’s a guy to do? Hmmmm, well, I do have a birthday coming up. A rather BIG one. Well, not like turning a 100 or anything, but it’s big enough that on that day I’m going to head over to I-HOP and order off the “Senior” menu! That’s right….I’m turning 55!!!!!!!!!! Whew! How in the heck did it come to this? How is it, that it was just a few days ago I was laying on the grass in my yard at 917 Ironwood Road, North Palm Beach, Florida and looking up at the sky and wondering where my future would take me. I was probably 10 or 11 years old, and now, here I am, huddling in my house with the heat turned up and two jackets on wondering how I’m going to celebrate my BIG 55th birthday? Whew…how time fly’s.
Well, in trying to figure out what to do on my birthday I decided it had to include something about 55. 55 miles, 55 moments, 55 of something. So I went to my two Ironman training buddies and asked what they thought I should and we came up with the following:
SWIM: Swim 1 mile
BIKE: Bike 40 miles
RUN: Run 14 miles
For a total of 55 miles.
Wait a minute…it’s winter here in Spokane. There’s no way I’m going to swim in a lake or ride outside in December! Oh yeah, there is such thing as an indoor pool and Computrainier bikes inside a gym, so maybe this might just work!
So the plan is, on December 29th @ 8:00 AM, Steve-o, my training buddy, and I (Gerry thinks we’re crazy!) will head over to the new “Y” and start my epic adventure of doing 55 miles on my birthday. (And THEN go to I-HOP!)
So stay tuned as I’m sure we’ll have some stories to share about our adventure of running and maybe biking in VERY cold weather here in Spokane.