Why Have I Signed Up for This?

15 Jul

I fancy myself a triathlete, despite having a single-speed bike that currently trails handlebar wraps like a 10-year-old girl’s Huffy, so, naturally, I signed up for the Westchester Triathlon in September, and have henceforth been “training,” by which I mean running slightly more than usual, groaning about biking around Prospect Park (Can we talk about that hill? Why, with the hill? Why?), and occasionally schlepping to the Red Hook pool to swim. Today, a former coworker told me her boyfriend passed me as I was running hills in Prospect Park.

“Yeah, that was fucking terrible,” I said, to which my boss responded,

“Then …why are you doing it?”

“Because I’m doing a triathlon and I don’t want to look like an idiot?”

*stare off*

Anyway, apparently I am really into punishing physical activities, because instead of scaring me off races forever, this experience has spurred me to sign up…. for THIS:

“THIS” being a 12ish-mile boot camp style obstacle race through water and over walls and shit, in costume, in the north, in November. Can someone please tell me what the hell is wrong with me?

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3 Responses to “Why Have I Signed Up for This?”

  1. Nick Brown September 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Apropos of nothing and coming from a stranger: I really like this writing.

    • One Bad Yam Pajama October 8, 2011 at 4:11 am #

      Hey, thanks! I have been so busy I’ve barely been writing lately, so thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

      • Nick Brown October 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

        I know well the feeling. I have a periodically updated blog (gratuitous link to follow) that basically lies fallow whenever I am working on all the projects that seem vitally important until I’m finished with them. A stranger left me a comment on it and it pretty much made my day. Maybe my week. I found your link – unsurprisingly, probably – at OKCupid. Way to boost your hit count.

        Gratuitous link: http://www.thisisnickswebsite.com/www.thisisnickswebsite.com/NickBlog/NickBlog.html

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