I began my beginner cycling program for couch potatoes on Monday. It was a little harder than I anticipated, but a good workout. The first 5 or 6 sets of peddling were not too bad, but the last few felt more and more challenging. I also registered for a sprint triathlon. It takes place in late August in Charlotte. In triathlons there are 4 types: sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman. A sprint is a 700 yard swim (about 1/2 mile), a 14-16 mile bike, and a 3 mile run in a morning. On the flip side, an Ironman triathlon is a 2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and full marathon in a single day. My goal at the moment is to complete the sprint tri I am registered for, then I might consider doing another tri.
Today I got breakfast with my friend Brian. Then I went to the gym, wrote some long overdue thank you notes, played Tom’s PS3, and now I’m watching Iowa and Georgia Tech. I am off to Durham for a check up with the Bone Marrow Transplant team tomorrow. I will be back Thursday and let y’all know how it went.