I got into triathlons during the summer of 2007 and it changed my life. 2010 will be, in part, the culmination of why I started. I say “in part” because I plan on doing a lot more after 2010 and hope to have many more culminating events, but 2010 will be the first of what are hopefully many culminating events, because it will mark three major milestones; 1) my first marathon, 2) my first full Ironman, and 3) getting under 200 lbs. for the first time since the last century (doesn’t that make it sound like it’s been a really, really long time?).
The first challenge is over–I was able to sign up for Ironman Florida before it sold out in a few hours. I feel like I’ve already accomplished something! I feel thinner already. I’m also signed up for the Boise half-Ironman in June, and will be doing the Salt Lake Marathon in April. Thus those three events become my “A” events for the year. I’ll probably be doing some other sprint and olympic distance triathlons, and I might even do a second half-Ironman in August, but those three events are the big ones for me.
It’s going to be an interesting 12 months between now and next November. Some might say it’s going to be a long year, but I suspect it’s going to go by pretty fast.