Inspiring note here. My friend Jill, who lives up in Massachusetts (www.midlifemotherhood.blogspot.com), just finished her first Danskin triathalon on Sunday. I am so proud of her.
I've never been athletic or athletically inclined. "Lazy" comes to mind, in fact. I can't even fathom signing up for a race of any sort at this point in my life. But I can understand the motivation that once you've signed up, there is incentive to not embarass yourself. And for her first triathalon, I think she did spectacularly.
There was also just a little fear for her in the back of my mind. There was a triathalon in the New York area over the weekend. A 50-ish man went missing during the swim portion. They still haven't found him. Given the events of the last few weeks, I was just a little scared for Jill. But she was fine.
I don't think I'll be signing up for any races of any sort in the forseeable future. Given my foot issues and general health, that may be a "not in this lifetime" activity. But it does inspire me to work a little harder at making myself more fit. If she can train with two kids that are younger and less self-sufficient than mine, what excuse do I have?
Of course, I'm sitting here in my gym clothes, blogging, and haven't gone to the gym this morning. Yet.