So here I go. My first blog. I wonder by the time I am done with this goal if anyone will actually follow this blog? I doubt it but what the heck! It least along the way I will have a diary of my pain and suffering. And just maybe someone will find some enjoyment from it.
bad 80s song. But it may not be anything. I heard what he said but the look in his eye said this is serious.
Well, I then had to go into the hospital for a TEE. This means they gave me a ton of drugs to knock me out (thank god), shoved a tube the size of my thumb down my throat to listen to my heart. The procedure took almost 2-3 times the normal time to complete (its good to have friends who are doctors because they go the extra mile for you). Come to find out it there was no hole in my heart (stop the bad Extreme song in my head) but my heart does do some strange swirling motion in the upper chamber that is not normal but is harmless. Good news is they proved I do have a heart so my significant other can no longer call me heartless. :-)
I fought through some 5Ks, some early morning runs and started to challenge myself to do a ½ marathon (13.1 miles) which I completed in January 2010. Something clicked and I started to like running (minus the serious pain it caused my knees). Within 4 months I was a Half Maniac (a club for really weird people who run way too many races). A later post will be dedicated to these weird, running addicted people.
Then I bought a bike and decided to do a sprint triathlon, then an Olympic distance and then I was really addicted. This was better than running!
So then I guess I had a mid life crisis. Since I finished my first goal of finishing college I have been stuck with no real challenges. I was extremely lucky to have a successful career early in life and even before finishing college. So what can I do that will be the next big goal? How about the insane idea of a ½ Ironman? No, not the comic book robot guy from the movies but the crazy triathlon that is 70.3 miles (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run). So I signed up for the Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida (Orlando) for May 15 2011.
So begins my adventure in pain, early morning exercises, sore butt from riding, bankruptcy from equipment purchases, bad unflattering pictures of me in tri clothing (spandex) and this blog. I hope you can fight through the bad grammar, spelling and my strange humor to enjoy my adventure...