Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My Blonde Moment


I participated in a sprint triathlon this past May which consisted of a ½ mile swim, 13 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. It was one of the most exhilarating events I have ever been part of so I tend to get overly excited when anyone mentions a race they heard about. Since not all triathlons are the same distances, I always ask how many miles the swimming, biking, or running are. Well, my friend Scottiethehottie was in Hawaii this weekend for a concert. He called to tell me a few details of the show and mentioned traffic had been horrible. Not only was U2 in town, but there also was a marathon scheduled for Saturday. I lit up and enthusiastically asked, “How many miles?!” He paused before he answered, “26.2 miles. That’s what a marathon is.”

Oh yeah...duh.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's so cool you did a triathlon! I have a recent goal of doing a triathlon of some sort during my life. And I had planned on running a half marathon last summer....but I got distracted.

charlottalove said...

you should TOTALLY do it. I want to do another one this year. I loved it Becca...DO IT!!!

I even got my mom to commit to doing a team triathlon with me this year. She swims, I bike, and I'm looking for a runner. You want to come to Georgia?

Anonymous said...

You are my hero, Charlotte. I could NEVER do a triathalon. I'm the slowest runner on the planet, I can only sort of doggy paddle, and I don't own a bike. Are you going to do the BRAG?

michelle said...

um...i really dont get it?
and whoever this person is, is CRAZY...notice they signed it "annonymous"

Shankar said...

A Marathon wasn't 26.2 miles in England till the early 1990s. It was about 4 inches, chocolate and nougat with peanuts in it. Now it's called Snickers.

(PS: Congratulations on completing the triathlon.)