|Birthday ride (Tam) in August 2009|
As dull as swimming laps in a pool can be, it felt good to be back in the water. But it wasn't long before my swimming friends found out I liked to cycle, and my cycling friends found out I liked to swim. Before I knew it and despite my aversion to running, I found myself being prodded toward triathlon. At some point, my interest was piqued.
I was content to swim for a few months, but then, almost on impulse, I signed up for Ironman Western Australia in March of 2010 and set about learning to be a triathlete. That May, participated in my first real triathlon: the Auburn "World's Toughest" Half. After that, I was hooked.
|Approaching the finish-line in Auburn|
|Approaching the finish line in Santa Cruz|
|At the finish line in Busselton|
|At the finish line in Santa Rosa|
Now it's October, and for what feels like the first time in forever, I don't have a race breathing down my neck. The weather is (mostly) sunny. The skies are (mostly) blue. The beers are (mostly) cold. Sounds like off-season to me!