So Luke just added a minute penalty for every cookie, piece of pie, etc, consumed...and I just whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Sigh. On the other hand, I have no chance of winning anyway, so I can probably handle a few cookie penalties.
Cookie penalty or not, though, he is my hero. All summer I toyed with the idea of starting to train for a tri, but the whole swimming thing got in the way. The most I ever swam was 100 yards. Well, today I swam 1,250!! =) Turns out all I needed was a challenge I'm completely not up to (and one less day to complete it since I wasn't in til yesterday afternoon) to motivate me. So far, I've run 6 miles, swum .77 miles, and ridden 20. It's entirely possible that I won't have my first DNF after all.
What's left to accomplish before midnight Friday?
*run 7.1 miles
*swim 862 yards (approx. 17.5 laps)
*bike 36 miles
Out of everything, the bike is looking like the hardest to complete. I'm hoping to knock out the remaining swim (if i can lift my arms) plus run 4 miles tomorrow morning/early afternoon and tack on some miles on the (exercise) bike in the morning. Unfortunately, my familiy expects to be paid attention to and fed, and for some reason my husband is annoyed to be doing all the gift wrapping. We did, however, enjoy the second half of The Nativity Story "together" as I pedalled away.