Monday, August 4, 2008

A Whirlwind Whirlpool Weekend...

Well, nothing like having attended a 1/2 Ironman to motivate/inspire you to do something new, eh? And so, here goes... Belly's first foray into the world of blogging.

Now, mind you -- I've been lurking around (well, perhaps not "lurking" -- that makes it sound like I'm some creepy dude with a raincoat skulking around a public bathroom) reading other folks' training blogs, and I thought that it looked like fun... Actually, it looked like a whole heck of a lot of fun -- and the kind of thing that I basically do when I e-mail my boyfriend (Sweet Johnny V) or family about what I've been up to.

So, reader (whomever you are, if you are) howdy'do, and welcome to my little corner of the world!

Oh -- and just in case you wondered if I actually participated in the 1/2 Ironman that I referenced here... I didn't. Nope. Nada. Not this year. Next year, almost for certain, but this year I went as Team Johnny V -- complete with signage and tons of smiles. He did awesome! (Photos will be posted later, once I figure out how the heck that works...) Not that I did nothing -- I had my own 13 mile training run to get in, so while Johnny was out biking his 56, I went on my own little Michigan adventure. Which was great, because both of us could eat Culver's without feeling any guilt... ;)

So, my next post will be all about how I got started on running, and then how Sweet Johnny V got me hooked on training for triathlons. And along the way, I'll tell you all about the Ten Seconds That Changed My Life (also known as The Day My Life Changed, or The Totem Pole).

In the meantime, I need to take Idgy the Cat (also known as Furry Monster and Idgy-Muffin) to the vet (shhh -- don't tell her -- she doesn't know yet...). Wish me luck.

Take care, talk soon, and train well.

Idgy the Cat

Idgy the Cat