I'm registered finally for the half I've been training for. I needed to fully commit as I'm spending so much time on the training it didn't feel right to not be registered. The weather could be iffy in March but the scenery will please as it is in York, Maine my home away from home! My training is going great but I need to be careful when I visit in February that I don't step in any potholes! No repeats of last year's sprained ankle please!
I was reading this book during my warm up at the gym (before my pace run) and there were a couple of times I was nodding or laughing as the writer was really speaking to me.
"I feel like I've never owned my swimming stroke outright. I've merely leased it and it's under a constant threat of repossession. If I miss more than a few days in the pool someone from the sheriff's dept. with a gun on his hip will knock on my door with foreclosure papers and I'll be underwater in a big way."
There are worse things than being caught in a draft zone in the world of triathlon, like getting eaten by a shark for example.
The first one is so true and the second one is part of the reason I avoid ocean tris like the plague. Continuing with the book theme......
I also just read this and I think I'm a little late to the party but wow! It is certainly not a feel good story but what a story it is. Here is one Amazon review. I highly recommend this book.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: From Laura Hillenbrand, the bestselling author of Seabiscuit, comes Unbroken, the inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls the story of Louie Zamperini--a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner-turned-Army hero. During a routine search mission over the Pacific, Louie’s plane crashed into the ocean, and what happened to him over the next three years of his life is a story that will keep you glued to the pages, eagerly awaiting the next turn in the story and fearing it at the same time. You’ll cheer for the man who somehow maintained his selfhood and humanity despite the monumental degradations he suffered, and you’ll want to share this book with everyone you know. --Juliet Disparte