Well, i have 5 days now until I go for the silver in my B-fitBday challenge!
I went for gold last year and it proved to be one of the coolest b-day gift's I'd ever given myself.
In my adult years, my birthday has become a pretty introspective time. I usually have tried to make a change in my life, even a really small one.
Last year's challenge really felt like a celebration of the changes I'd been working so hard on in my 26th year. Plus it was a really great night with my mom and a shared experience I am really grateful to have had.
It also felt like a great way to celebrate what a huge impact triathlon (running) has had on the person I am today.
This year though, I am going for the silver. I've not been in great training shape so going for the gold would have been a stretch. Not to mention that I am excited to get to spend my birthday with people I love both old (Mom, sister, supernephew and crazynephew) and new (theCap, nephew so new I don't have a descriptor for him) so I can't spend the whole day B-fitBday-ing. Plus, my b-day is on a weekend this year so I can be leisurely about the whole thing.
My current dilemma though is whether I get to give myself what I've been calling a "Misery Pass"? The weather forecast is rain on top of rain. Last year I did the whole Gold Challenge indoors...the bike portion SUCKED. I won't do it again but how wet and cold do I want to be on my b-day?
Anyhow, I hope to post here how it goes.
The tentative plan is:
Friday 12am (my actual b-day!): swim 2000yd with my mom counting laps for me
Friday ~1am: Eat b-day pie with said mom
Friday evening: 8mile run...where: TBA (it'll get dark!)
Friday night: party it up!
Saturday: Ride form the Cap's to my place +3miles (to make it 28!)
That will be easily good for a silver
(back-up run plan is to do 4mi on Fri and then get 4mi in on sat or sun)
The Official Challenge:
Take your age and in any order:1) Swim the number of yards in the first number(# multiplied by 1000 yards),
2) Run the number of miles in the second number,
3) Bike the number of miles in the combined number.
So a 45-year-old athlete would:
1) Swim 4000 yards 2) Run 5 miles 3) Bike 45 miles
If you choose to accept the B-Fit B-Day Challenge you must....
Bronze: Do all three (swim/bike/run) during the week of your Birthday.
Silver: Do all three (swim/bike/run) in the three days before, after, or on your B-Day.
Gold: Do all three (swim/bike/run) in 24-hours to celebrate your B-Day!
Platinum: Do all three in miles (swim first number in miles not yards/bike/run) in 24-hours to celebrate your B-Day!
Important Note: Since “0” Birthdays like 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and so on are important milestones the "0" in your birthday represents a 10. This means that on those “0” Birthdays you get to celebrate this big milestone by running ten miles.