12/07/2010

Oh no, you didn't!

It happened... The thing I swore would never happen. The thing I knew with absolute certainty (if there is such thing) would never happen. The thing that just would never happen. Period!
But it did...and within 9 months after me swearing I would never do it.

I registered for my first triathlon.

OK, pick your jaw up from the floor. I'm not kidding.

Some of you (Kevin @ http://halftriing.blogspot.com/) already saw this one coming. I didn't. Hit me by surprise.

So, what happened? Cycling is what I did for the commute to work, right? And swimming is what I would solely do to keep me from drowning? Or when recovering from an injury, and with the sole purpose to get back to running as soon as possible?

True, all true. But then I got seriously injured, and was forced to spend hours per week on the bicycle and in the pool to recover faster and not lose a lot of fitness in the meantime. Guess what, I actually liked it more than I could've thought when I started the cross training. The blisters on my butt caused by cycling in my running shorts (Big mistake. Big big mistake...) didn't cause a hatred towards cycling. And even drinking half the pool learning this bleeping freestyle stroke couldn't make me not love swimming.

And then - before I knew it - I registered for my first tri. The way my mind works...

So, there you have it. Silly Girl Triing. Just for once. In July 2011. And just to figure out whether or not I like triathlons. I'm not saying that I'm going to change the name of my blog. I love running too much to do that. And with these ultramarathons coming up next year, the triathlons will just be in my schedule for the 'fun!' element. For now. Somehow I wouldn't be surprised if I - in a couple of years from now - find myself registered for an Ironman... Again...the way my mind works...

Oh, and yes, ofcourse I also registered to meet the hot guys in Speedos. Duh...

20 comments:

Morgan said...

Well done girl! Woot! Can't wait to see what you do with the Tri!!!!

T said...

All of my internet friends are succumbing to the dark side!! Now you!!! :)

Don't worry, I will continue to read your blog, even if it means having to read about swimming and... and... "butt blisters."

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Morgan: Probably not much, so don't keep your hopes up on me setting any speed records. ;)

@ T: Promise...the tri thing won't be a regular on this blog. Main focus will be on marathons and ultras...and 'blood blisters'.

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Congrats!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

hoooot danggggg... this injury has you all geared up. :)

on the PR i knew you were injured and umm competinig against yourself so that's why I took you off, no need to kick yourself with a bad leg

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Jamie: Thanks! :)

@ Amanda: Okay...will stop kicking now... ;)

nikeathena said...

Oh you silly girl! Last night some of my friends were talking about doing a tri-relay and then one said, "Nike, how do you feel about bikes?" and I said, "Have you not heard my biking stories?" then another friend came over and said, "Oh, yeah, I've heard her biking stories, we don't want her... not that we don't love you, we just want to get from point A to point B smoothly and safely." Good luck!

Emz said...

you are so freaking awesome.

amazing.

BTW - I need your address. I'm sending you a shirt.

queenofjean at gmail

RunningRonald said...

wat ben je toch een beest! (en dat bedoel ik zeer positief) zwemmen om te herstellen en je dan inschrijven voor een triatlon.. echt goed. Ben benieuwd waar dit eindigt want na de ironman vindt jij wel weer een nieuwe uitdaging! Topper

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

@Silly Girl - LOL!! LOL!! I knew you would come to the dark side. My next prediction is you will register for a 70.3 HIM sometime in 2011. Mark my words. Next thing you know Morgan will fall to the triathlon bug next!!

@EMZ - Do I get a shirt for convincing Silly Girl to do triathlons? Q is also waiting on his! Share the love! :-)

Jess @ THIR said...

Well done :) You will love it.

Oh, and the hot guys are just a bonus. I think that's why I started... :)

Ms. Duffy said...

Yeah, this one's been coming for awhile. Congrats! Hope you (and me too!) love it! The HIM / IM by 2012 or so wouldn't surprise me a bit, either. Afterall, this is what - your 1 year running anniversary? You're a quick study :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ nikeathena: Hahahaha! That's hilarious!

@ Emz: If you're sending me a shirt, you're the one that's amazing! :)

@RunningRonald: Beest of gestoord? That's the question...

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Jess: Hahahahahaha! Nothing can beat a tri guy in a Speedo. ;)

@ Ms. Duffy: About my 1 year running anniversary, that's right. ;) So, it's about time I start doing tris and ultras, right? ;)

Johann said...

You are brave! Dark side and all, I admire you for doing this.

Beth said...

Awesome! Triathlons may be as addicting as running, and the training is even more fun. Welcome to the dark side :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Beth: Thanks! :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Johann: Thanks! That's sweet! :)

RunningRonald said...

prettig gestoord beestje dan? :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: Hahahaha! Laten we het daar maar op houden. ;)