Ah, that Mark Twain. He was a clever one, wasn't he?
I have a dilemna and I don't know what to do, so pardon me for a little bit of blog to process my thoughts.
Here are the facts:
I joined a triathlon training group.
I liked that they were swimming in my favorite pool.
I liked that I didn’t have to look up my own workouts.
I like that I have a coach to tell me what to do.
I do like being pushed out of my comfort zone.
I like exiting my comfort zone at my own speed.
If I were to exit my comfort zone at my own speed, I would probably have dropped out of college almost 10 years ago.
I am usually pushed out of my comfort zone at a rapid pace, with little warning.
I can adapt to change relatively well.
Often times, the things I don’t necessarily want to do are things that I should do.
My coach wants me to do a triathlon that most of my teammates are doing.
That tri is in 5 weeks.
I am very, very new to biking.
The tri has a bike course that is 2 loops.
The only thing worse than walking my bike up a hill in a triathlon would be walking it up the same hill, twice.
If I am going to do this triathlon, I have to get a bike ASAP.
Shopping for bikes is like shopping for cars.
That means I don’t know what the heck I am doing.
I did visit 5 places looking for bikes on Saturday.
I rode bikes at 3 places.
I am considering buying from 2 of those 3 options.
I am probably going to spend about half of what I got my car for.
(I bought my car for cheap on Craigslist!)
Still, that is a heck of a lot of money to spend on a bike.
Am I going to ride enough to warrant the cost of the bike?
I guess that is the real question.
That and (please forgive me, I rarely use this self-depricating language!!!) "Can I get my fat ass up this hill while on the bike?"
In other news: Candy crept back in my life this week. I lost a pound too, but only because I had 433 mins of exercise. I need to kick candy back to the curb! Apparently I had bought candy for Easter for my family and I thought I had given it to SwimSis to put in Easter baskets, but I found it in the back of my closet. Oy.
|Some soul candy. Love this sweet girl! She jumped off her bed and onto my back like this :)|