Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Break-time is over!

Sorry I haven’t been doing much with this blog recently.  I’ve been swamped with schoolwork and I have been trying to figure out what I want to do next.

I was a bit unhappy with my progress, and I needed some time to regroup and rethink some things.

Today, I went to the pool for the first time in a very long time.  It was quite enjoyable, perfect for a rainy day.  As the seasons change, it is getting dark earlier and earlier.  It is very difficult to get in trail runs.  Last year, I was able to scoot out for an hour or two in the afternoons, but I’m not sure I will be able to do that this year, since I’m in a different job that is more support than development.  If you are providing support, you have to be available to your customers, not out running in the woods!

Ok, here is the big news:  I think it is about time to try a triathlon!  I like swimming, biking and running, and 2 out of three can easily be done indoors without need to worry about environmental concerns.

At this point, I am just information gathering.  I need to figure out what distance, what race, and sign up.  I also need to investigate training programs, to make sure I have enough time to train.

I have a bike, but I will probably need to acquire a few things.  Wetsuit, bike shoes that don’t make my feet scream in pain after 30 minutes of riding, would be a good start.

Anyone out there have good suggestions on first triathlons for people in the Baltimore, MD area?  And don’t suggest the Irongirl.  I don’t think I qualify.


  1. How about the Nation's Triathlon in DC in ... September? It's in the fall, and is supposed to be pretty fabulous. Also, it's not a tri, but my favorite OWS event in this area is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim. I've done the one-miler the past two years, and it's a blast — a must-do if you don't do it already!

  2. thanks, Amy, for the suggestions! I will check them both out. I know a lot of people who do the CBBS.