(Eeep don't know what happened to this graf before) I've had ups and downs, but overall training for the Pig has not gone well, and it has me rethinking whether I want to do a fall marathon.
I'm not quitting. Far from it. I just need something new, different, to shake things up a bit.
Then I remembered the random thoughts I've had of maybe doing a half ironman.
So I started looking at some events. I started off on www.trifind.com, and started looking at all the official Ironman events. I fell in love with this one, at Cedar Point, until I saw the entry fee.
$263!!! #%@!!!! Label that one under: "Maybe someday."
So I turned to lord google to try and find another option. I mean, do I really care that it's a official such-and-such certified whatever course? Not really.
The basic requirement is that it be in the $100 range, and within 2 hours of my Casa de Newark, or Hotel Mom and Dad in Lakewood.
So far I've found this one in Springfield, Ohio Aug. 26, with an entry fee of $150.
Here's one in Mt. Sterling Sept. 23. Entry fee is $100.
I'll do some more Googling when I have more free time and see what else I can come up with!