So I haven’t run any races this year and now, out of the blue, I’m training for a triathlon that’s less than four weeks away.
Am I nuts? Probably. But I’m also incredibly excited, because I always thought I was way too crappy of a swimmer for an event like this.
Turns out the organizers of the May 20 Fox Island Triathlon don’t care what kind of stroke you use — which means instead of that irritating crawl I can do the only stroke I find even remotely comfortable, the sidestroke.
This event calls for a 500-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K run. I think I can do it, as long as I don’t fret about the time. We’ll see.