Saturday, July 28, 2012

Alexw00t!

This blog - nay, this entire triathlon obsession - began two and a half years ago. And back then, I wasn't getting into this mess on my own. In fact, long-term readers might remember the email exchange that sparked it all. Even sharper-eyed readers might have spotted the one post on this blog that wasn't written by yours truly. The recipient of that first email and the author of that one-off post was none other than my college roommate, best friend and Best Man, Alexander Curtis.

Who the hell is this guy?!

Though we originally set out to tackle the triathlon challenge (and Ironman Western Australia) together, loads of setbacks and responsibilities cropped up and got in the way of things. Despite being conceived as a two-man show, I've been manning the ironw00t ship on my own for over two years.

That's all about to change: Alex is set to tackle his first race, the Goleta Beach Triathlon, this Sunday, July 29! This Olympic-distance race takes place just north of sunny Santa Barbara and includes a 1500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer time trial and a 10-kilometer run. I can't think of a better introduction to the multisport world. I only wish I was out there to take the start with him.

Join me in wishing Alex luck tomorrow, and welcoming him back to the ironw00t team!
Kill it out there, dude! Relax, race within yourself and let the miles melt away away. Don't over-think things. Take mental notes, learn as much as you can, and above all, have a blast! I can't wait to hear all about it!