Just signed up for a sprint triathlon on June 2. Objectively it's not a huge endeavor I suppose. But my fitness reality is perhaps similar to many middle aged city dwelling Americans - largely office based desk bound job, home life revolving around young children and their activities, weekends more so, and by the time the day is done the parents are exhausted and hungry enough to eat whatever processed junk is readily obtainable before collapsing onto the couch. Rinse and repeat. And the abdominal protuberance grows. Don't get me wrong - I love my life and my family, but it's really easy to turn into a fat sack of crap with this lifestyle.
I've been better with general eating habits and fitness since the beginning of the year, owing largely to a late March Park City trip I wanted to enjoy. I bike, run, do some bodyweight exercises 4-5 days per week - kind of a modified (read: easier) Primal Blueprint workout. I'm bored as hell with the fitness aspects of it. Monotonous and directionless. And I'm always just a few days of sloth and several handfuls of Easter candy away from saying eff it and going full on blob.
Anyway, I've always wanted to complete even a baby triathlon. Maybe it's from cycling a lot years ago when life was different. I want to find out how bad it hurts. But mostly, I just want to have some sort of goal that's near enough to remain prominent, thus discouraging eating/exercise cheating, but yet attainable with some effort.
I know the course pretty well. Open lake swim, bike and run are rolling hills on good asphalt and the setting is rural by metro Atlanta standards. Just under 8 weeks away . . . should be fun.