What does an epic fail look like?

So I started out in endurance sports as a runner. I loved to run — the workouts and the races were very exciting to me. But the constant pounding was actually a little tough on my body. My knees held up alright and I didn’t really have shim splints, but something always hurt. It could have been muscular pain or pain in my connective tissue. But something was always in pain. I didn’t love this aspect of running.

But I did love the competition. A buddy of mine has just done Ironman Florida and he really pushed me to get into triathlons. I took the plunge — bought a bike and some spandex — and haven’t looked back since. Triathlon training became my priority. I had someone who guided me through the process of what equipment I would need to help me train for triathlons, so let me take you through the basic equipment you will need to train for your first race. If you are an experience triathlete, feel free to critique my list. Good guidance for beginner triathletes is the goal here. Let’s start with the swim…

I started to put this post together but hated the direction it was taking. It just seemed so generic and weak. Let’s just call this an EPIC FAIL and move on. Tomorrow will be much, much better. I drove from Williston to Bismark ND, thought I lost my wallet, spent two hours looking through everything I have with me to find it, and wasted my planned relaxing evening. It was a tough night, but I will put something of value together for Friday.

Let’s see who can come up with the best one liner that makes fun of this post. The winner will get the satisfaction of knowing they are awesome.

About the Author

I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...