"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside your head that wants you to quit"
I think I have come to the realization that I really need to amp up my bike mileage. I have been focusing more on my running lately, but the bike might be a better way to go. If I can't get through the bike, then who cares about the run? I know Branson 70.3 is described as rolling hills, but I have been to Branson before and those aren't rolling hills. So I have to find a good balance of working everything in and still making strides. I still have 6 months, but my days of "completing" are behind me, I am ready to start "competing"!
As for my announcement, I am going to start writing for Target's Triathlon Team's blog. I can post a link to this blog, where I have more freedom to write what I want, and also to hopefully direct the readers to some of the blogs I follow. There are 580 members of the Triathlon club, so I think it will be wicked cool to write about my trainings and hopefully they can comment and get conversations going. We will see how it works out!