I am still quite obsessed with the idea of joining, and completing, a Triathlon someday soon.
It has been a life objective, albeit one that has a frequently moving target date. I once set the goal of completing my first Triathlon before I reach the age of 35. I am now little over 35.
My newly adjusted goal is to complete a Triathlon before I pass the 40 mark.
There is actually just one road block to the realization of this goal. I’ve been doing long distance running for several years now, though on and off. I don’t see any problem with biking, except perhaps the fact that I don’t own a bike at present. But this is a rather small problem. I basically can handle any type of bike.
But I can’t swim. Yet. Actually, I know the basic swimming strokes and I can actually manage to move from point A to point B on the water, for as long as I will do it in one breath. That’s my problem. It’s not that I can’t swim. I actually can. But I don’t know how to replenish the air in my lungs while I am swimming. So as soon as I run out of breath, I transform into a piece of lead, sure to plunge down the bottom. And if that bottom is any deeper than five and one half feet, I am dead.
So I guess I should now seriously consider my options as far as learning to swim while breathing (or learning to breath while swimming, or whatever) is concerned. Time is running short. I won’t move the goal once again, I hope.