I’m a glutton for punishment. Really, I’m a glutton for punishing my own body. i run a few adventure races every year, including the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and some smaller races that are more fun than anything else (Read: I’m not trying to set any records while I’m doing these). My friend Ryan and I did some training while I was visiting him in Farmington Hills, MI, which you can read about here.
Point being, I love to workout. It gives me a high that I can’t get with any drug, from doing much of anything else. You might disagree, but that’s just me, and I don’t think that’s about to change.
Cue to about 4 weeks ago. I stay in shape pretty well, so when my buddy Brian asked me to do a sprint triathlon with him, I was of course game. This one is taking place in Boulder, Colorado on July 26th, so I had about 7 weeks to get in running, swimming, and biking shape. Normally, I lift weights quite a bit, so the endurance is often times a big pain to me. I don’t really like to bike, but will do it if asked. And I’m a poor swimmer, or at least I thought I was before I jumped into the pool for the first time.… Read More