Today I again asked myself what in God’s name I was thinking when I signed up for this next triathlon. This question came as I attempted to pull up a wetsuit that had me all kinds of Chris Farley (RIP) in it. I assume it was just too small because my legs felt like vienna sausages and I was sweating like a fat guy in a little coat….

Needless to say, I’ll be getting a bigger size. And maybe cutting back on the calories…

As a runner, I’ve had to give up some of my runs in order to work in the much needed swims and spins that will help me complete the tri (hopefully!). Let me just tell you, editing out runs is difficult. I love the run and I’m so used to just running that it’s going to be a little bit like weaning Charlie Sheen off of porn stars. (Yes, another Sheen reference. It was needed today.)

Fortunately, I have a lot of friends who are actual, real triathletes and have helped me come up with a schedule that lets me keep my favorite runs (AKA track) and most important training runs (AKA the long run). In addition, my tri buddies have set up an OWS (that’s Open Water Swim) for this weekend. I’m just hoping no one mistakes me for a very large sea cucumber while squished into my wetsuit. Heh. Happy Humpday peeps.