OK, so I guess I knew that there would come a point in my list when I would fail and the triathlon seems to be the first to go. I have got to be honest I am probably not fit enough to compete in a triathlon however that’s not what is stopping me, it’s my irrational fear of cycling on a road or in a group. I am terrified I will get knocked off. I am still aiming to complete a triathlon at some point but the reality is it wont be before December 2015 so I have made the decision to set myself a new fitness challenge. The new challenge is equally as difficult to someone as unfit as me and I only have 7 weeks to get myself in shape!
The new challenge is the Delamere 10k Commando run, where I will have to run 10k whilst completing an obstacle course and carrying sand bags. To me right now this sounds impossible, in fact I cant believe I have actually signed up. Luckily for me (unluckily for them) I have signed up as part of a team with the hope that we will motivate and inspire each other to complete the crazy course. I have the feeling it may be easier for them to do some weight training and just carry me around the course, at least that way we might stand a chance of finishing it before midnight!
To give you an idea of just how unfit I am last night I went for the first run in years and managed 3.4k in 23 minutes and I swear I thought I had popped a lung! The next 7 weeks are going to be hell on earth but I am determined, motivated (for now) and focused on crossing this (if not a triathlon) off my list.
If anyone has training advice I would very much appreciate it.