It’s not my thing. I wish it was my thing. I love a good walk, even a fast walk, but I can’t imagine a world where I would willingly participate in a 5K. My brother tried to coerce me into running while I spent a summer break with him during college. It didn’t stick. As a young person, I took the lead in Northern California for sinking the most free throws in a basketball competition, but eventually left the sport because of the running. I really don’t like to run, and research shows that a long brisk walk does as much for your heart (and maybe more for your knees) than running.
Despite a mild case of kinetophobia, I enjoy hearing about other’s movement oriented endeavors. I’ve had several friends involved in the XTERRA Triathlon here on Maui, and I’m happy to cheer them on ~from a great distance.
Like, in my house ~ from the couch.
The XTERRA Triathlon began on Maui 20 years ago, and has since become a world-wide tour. The October 23, 2016 event will be the 21st anniversary and will come with a $105,000 purse. Not too shabby. The course involves swimming, mountain biking, and trail running, and I guarantee, you will not find me in the line up!