You can click here to read my final column in the Wilmington StarNews about training for a triathlon. There was so much I wanted to write in there, but alas, the 500-words curse struck again.
Some other random thoughts now that this is over:
- Of all the pictures they pick to run with this column, they go with a headshot that makes me look like I'm about to sneeze. At least the photographer didn't lie. My hair does look super cool in that picture, right?....right!?
- I definitely look kinda fat in that picture.
- I definitely don't have hair anymore. Well, actually I do. All over my legs and chest and feet. But I buzzcut the noggin. Actually, went no-guard on it this week. Feels awesome. Looks a little funny, maybe, but I have a nice shaped head, at least according to Katie, but feels so awesome. Go try it. Nobody will laugh at you. Promise.
- Sleeping in also feels awesome. But I gotta quit that. Well, I gotta at least start training again. Got a nice start today. Rode 15.4 miles in 53 minutes and got up to 28 mph on the used Cannondale Caad9 R4 I bought from Jim Mincher over at Two Wheeler Dealer yesterday. Would have loved to buy my first bike from Charlie George, a fellow Y Dub Tri Member, at Bike Cycles, but couldn't pass up this deal. I don't know if I should tell you exactly what Jim sold it to me for, but I got a pretty sweet deal. Triathletes like triathletes, man. It really is an awesome little sub-community, the triathlete community. Folks look out for each other here.
Also, about those bigger things in which I can invest -- I think I've picked one out. But I'm not sure yet, so make sure to check back here over the next week for details. Hopefully I hear back from someone soon, because I think I have picked my next race -- I know someone who can get me into the White Lake sprint triathlon on May 2, and according to lots of folks, it's one of the best, if not the best, races of the year.
The reason I need to know soon is so I can start raising some funds for that.
I can tell you this: My mission, I'm pretty certain, is going to be raising money for orphans and children in Kenya. Basically, I'll ask for people to send me checks made out to a certain organization. I'll have certain goals I'd like to meet, financially, every race. But like I said, those are all the details I can give you for now. I'd probably be fine telling you ALL about it, but want to make sure the other folks at least know I'm involved first. Just to be all responsible and such.
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