Well... I think I made this decision earlier in the week some time. But, for the first time, I'm actually writing it. I'm gonna do a triathlon. Not only that, I've picked one that I'd like to do. It's called the Got the Nerve Triathlon and it is in Lebanon, PA.
It's a sprint triathlon. So... a 500 yard swim, followed by a 14.8 mile bike ride and a 5k run. Which, for somebody who has never swam seriously (other than playing around in the water) is a pretty tough thing anyway. So, I'm definitely going to spend a majority of my worries on the swimming end of things.
All that said, I think this is also an attempt to "dip my toe in" to the world of triathlons. I've spent almost the last two years on my running and I think I'm ready to shake it up a bit. Obviously, there is a running component to a triathlon. So, the running isn't going anywhere. But, I'm ready to see what else is out there.
Wow... I'm actually pretty excited about this. At this point, I would definitely consider my two years of running a complete success. This is just an extension of that. Hopefully it will even bring some added successes in my running in 2009. I can't imagine it hurting!