What was I thinking while caught up in a moment of “Billy Bad Assisum”? What was I thinking signing up for a FULL Ironman triathlon. I guess I really thought I knew what I was doing. I guess I thought… “that which does not kill you makes you stronger”! I guess if I have come so far along this path, I can go just a little further. The problem is that a full Ironman is twice as long as I have ever swam, ran or biked before. Can I do this? Am I strong enough?
Yes, I believe I can finish a full Ironman, but will it be within the time limit? Yes, I feel like I can train enough to finish a full Ironman, but what will be the cost? Yes, I feel like I can give what is needed to do all of those things and be the Vice Principal of Space Camp, but will that even be enough? I am not Amazon. I am not a freak of nature, physical specimen of what God ordained as a triathlete. Heck, Amazon was a triathlete before she could even swim! I am seriously in over my head.
Well, the next four months will tell me if I can swim 2.4 miles in the Tennessee River, if I can bike 112 miles through Tennessee and mostly north Georgia, and finish with a marathon through the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Will I do it? Will Dixon Ticonderoga still use graphite as the pencil core? Will Aviation Challenge still be associated with the color green? Well, I am only sure about one thing. I am in over my head!
As Derek Jeter is my witness, my number one goal until the morning of September 29th after 140.6 miles is Chattanooga! I don’t know Derek Jeter personally, but he dated Mariah Carey and he is a New York Yankee! He can be my pinstriped patron saint of athletic endeavors! Peyton can only be my boyfriend!