Several years ago, I convinced my best friend to be my training buddy for the Frantic Frog Triathlon in Scottsboro, Alabama. I believe she eventually came to forgive me. 🙂 We had a blast with matching suits and no expectations or delusions of grandeur, and we had the greatest cheering squad ever. We were not fast, and our transitions took as long as some people took to complete the entire course (those are the aerodynamically built people, which I have not been in some 20 years), but we enjoyed every moment. We are going to try it again this year in spite of the abbreviated training time. If you would like to join us, you can find out more about the race and get registration information at: http://www.scottsborotrisport.org/ The race is September 10 in Scottsboro, and you are welcome to participate or join us to cheer and eat lunch afterwards.
If you think you’re interested, but you’re afraid of doing a triathlon, don’t be. This is a great beginner-friendly course: the swim is shorter than a standard sprint distance; the bike course is a little longer, but it’s mostly flat; and the run (or in my case, walk until you see fans or photographers…) is hilly, but at that point, you’re almost done anyway. With only about six weeks to train, we will not be fast this year, either, so sign up and join us! Our motto last time was, “Don’t be last!” But I’m thinking this year it’s going to be, “Just get done, and pretty doesn’t count!” If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you could participate in a triathlon, send me a note or call me – you can do it! When we nail down race day details, I’ll send out an official plea for cheerleaders. 😉