So I went to back to the DC Triathlon website, which said it's 98% sold out, and I (gulp) took the leap of faith and registered. $200 poorer, how do I feel? Very excited...and like I'm going to barf, which believe it or not makes me very happy. This is quite like I felt preparing for Dad Vail, and I wasn't sure I would ever get that feeling again. It's kind of like going into labor because you are pretty sure what's coming is going to be beyond painful and possibly impossible. I suppose one big difference is that at the end instead of a baby you get endorphins. And much as I did during my pregnancy, I plan to seek out a group to train with along the way.
I guess next up is finding the right equipment. Shoes? Check. Goggles? Check. Swim cap? Check. Special swim suit thingy? Nope. Bike? Nope. Time to surf Craig's List. Anyone crazy enough to try a Triathlon with me? Pretty please?