Training for a TRIATHLON.

The local leadership of my church is sponsoring a "sprint" triathlon at the end of July. What I mean by sprint triathlon is the distances for the different parts of the race are shorter than a regular triathlon. {...By all means it does not mean that I am going to be sprinting for the whole race...}. The race will consist of a 500 yard swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a 5K run.

I must say that the news of the triathlon came at a perfect time in my life. I have really been wanting to get into a good routine of exercising and this is going to be the best motivation. I know for the next 13 weeks I'm going to have to spend lots of time training for all three areas of the race. I will have to have strong internal discipline to reach the goals that I have set for myself. 

I want to make sure I make it to the starting line and the finish line of the race :)  

I guess there are two main reasons I am writing about the triathlon. First, to let everyone know about the race I will be participating in so I can have lots of people asking me about my training and reminding me that I should be exercising for at least 30 minutes each day. Seriously, I will love any and all emails, facebook wall posts, and texts {especially on those "bad" days...you know what I'm talking about}. The second reason is to MAYBE give people reading this the extra push to get into a good workout routine. I've been there, done that with the whole starting a workout routine and then stopping for some reason. You don't have to be training for a race, you just have to have a goal in mind and not loose sight of your goal. 

"Try a little harder to be a little better"
-Gordon B. Hinckley


  1. Awesome! You go girl! I take on the responsibility to remind you every once in a while :) Barackkkkk!