Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My other half caves and we do a half!!

Guess what? After 6 years in the sport, 3 of which my husband didn't even know how to ride a bike or swim, he finally agreed to do a half Ironman with me!! I had to PROMISE I would stay with him, literally- Realistically, I am sure I can't even keep up with him on the bike and run at this point but I promised. Then I immediately, before he could change his mind, signed us up on Active.com for Soma in October. I told him the course was easy-so I really hope it is.. (is it for those who have done it?). He has a coach and can bike and swim now of course and think he can actually kick my ass in racing at this point..I can't believe it-I mean we use to have major arguments about my training/triathlon obsession-now he has caught the bug! I am lucky really and I have more confidence in him than he does at this point. I always said anyone could do a half or whole IM if they put in the training time-I really believe that. I think when he saw the folks at BSLT this weekend-he saw that these were just folks like us only some faster,some slower-all crazy triathletes like us.

I feel great 2 days post BSLT.I decided to take a second day off since we are planning to do Farmington this weekend. I have 2 theories-either i will be dead and really slow or I will be trained after doing BSLT to the point I will do a PR. Whatever-I don't really care-I am just having fun playing and tri-ing with hubby and friends. The people who do triathlons really are some of the greatest folks on earth!

3 comments:

GeekGirl said...

We'll see you there! We're doing the quarterman, Baboo because of the Tri-101 that he's doing soon after and me because, well, I forget why. Why not.

Bones said...

Soma is a great race, Well run and "easy". It's a perfect race to start doing HIM's. I think a bunch of us Outlaws are heading back this year. The only thing that sucks are the Tee-shirts. I've done the race two years in a row and still don't have anything to wear. They only have XXXL or XXXS shirts, Whats up with that?
-bones

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

SuhWeet!

We'll be there too!