Monday, January 25, 2010

Teeny Little Triathlon?

My daughter is nagging me to accompany her on another physical adventure. I guess it's only fair since I nagged her into running her first 5K - but a triathlon? I don't know. I've talked about it - someday. It really is teeny. Only a 300 yd swim; I could do that without training. It's indoors, so the biking and running will be on gym equipment. Bike 2 miles. Run 1 mile. That's definitely easier than a road race. Hmm ...

Here's the problem: If I commit to this race, I am almost certain I will commit to a less "teeny little triathlon" in the future. Bigger. Outdoors. Half mile swim. Twelve mile ride. 5K run. Now that would take some preparation! Ugh! Racing is difficult enough, but the training commitment is a killer!

I'm afraid I'm going to get tricked into it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Do I Have It?

I must have it. What I mean is, I think I have Writer's Block. Maybe not. It could just be arthritis. Either way, putting pen to paper, or rather fingers to keyboard, just hasn't been happening. It's not like I'm out of material, I just don't know where to start .., or go .., or end. It's much easier to fold a load of laundry or clean out a drawer. Those things can been "seen" and measured when completed. Today's written word can be erased with the slip of a pinky or the touch of a button. If I'm writing it on a computer, is it really happening? What if my printer is out of ink? If I send it can I ever take it back? If I hit post, will I change the world or just the world's perception of me?

Myabe I'll just fold the laundry ...