Mid-August while playing paintball (what? it's fun!)
I managed to dislocate my shoulder (for the second time ever).
Anyway, I've been signed up to do a triathlon this month, which involves...
|Crazy open water swimming|
|and Running (no, that isn't me)|
and because of the dislocation, I haven't been in the water doing much swim training. AND because of the bunch swim, there is a chance I could re-dislocate so I'm going to have to adapt my swim to a different (and slower stroke).
The problem is, I am Mr. Competitive (even though I haven't been training nearly as much as I should) and, against the recommendation of my Dr. I am going to race. Why? Because I'm a little crazy, a lot competitive and I do love the sport. Oh and there is one other small reason...
|That's me! ...really!|
The last time I did one, I came in first in my age group. So, in the twisted recesses of my mind, I believe I must defend my spot despite all that I've got going against me. I suppose that's why I haven't tucked my tail and ran away from this writing game. I'm not a quitter. I won't simply give up despite the odds. I don't have expectations of winning (the triathlon -I have every intention of winning this writing game!) but I will give it everything I've got!
Does anyone else have any insane hobbies they'd like to share?