In the quest to live my most awesomest life ever, I have now thrown my hat into the triathlon ring. Do I have a bike yet? Nope. Working on it. Swim? Yep, pretty good at it, but it’s been *cough* (many) years since I swam the 2.4 mile open water swim in high school. Run? The answer to that used to be “only when chased by a bear” but now it’s become a regular thing with the Disneyland Half-Marathon looming large in September.

I don’t know what’s up with me these days, but the more time I spend doing something fit, the more it makes me want to get even fitter. After watching the Oceanside Ironman 70.3, the whole triathlon thing has been bouncing around the walls of my brain like a tiny Superball. I don’t know that I’ll ever do an Ironman. I don’t know that I’ll even do a half-Ironman (or 70.3 as they like to refer to it). But those sprint tri’s and Olympic distance tri’s are starting to intrigue me a  little bit.

I think what I like most so far (besides just the athleticism) is that it’s a whole different world than what I know. I love learning new things — no matter what it is, I want to know everything I possibly can about it. I don’t know how to change a bike tire yet, or have any of the (pricey) triathlon suits and gear. But I’m ready to learn.

Until I get a bike (been surfing Craigslist and eBay for a solid entry-level road bike that has minimum of Shimano 105 groupset), there’s running and swimming. I can even do “Aquathons” or “Splash ‘n Dash” races where you swim then run. I’ll get a bike within the next month or two though — the hard part is being as small as I am, most of the bikes are WAY too big for me.

Not giving up any of my other fun things like hot air ballooning, hiking, gaming, late-night coding, or all the other adventures we have. I’m now just adding three more sports into the mix. ;-) The fun part about tri training is I can do much of it over the summer when it’s too hot to go ballooning anyway. I guess early morning wake-up calls are becoming a part of my permanent life!

Find something you want to learn, and just throw your whole heart into it. It’s better than watching life pass you by as you watch “The Biggest Loser” or “American Idol”. Get out there, pick something, even if you don’t know the first thing about it. Hit the library (and the interwebs) and start reading and doing!