I am not exactly sure what I am getting into but it combines three sports that I am moderately un-terrible at (cycling, running, and hiking) set in an area of Ireland that I've always wanted to explore.
It is the Sea 2 Summit race in Westport, with part of the track going up Croagh Patrick (the Magic Mountain--apparently you can lessen your purgatory sentence if summit it barefoot). I suppose my main reason for possibly biting off more than I can chew is that my days are wonderfully full at the hospital but my evenings and weekends sometimes feel a little...well...empty.
Don't get me wrong, I've been enjoying hikes out and some of the new people I've met, but I find that these days, the only time I feel really good is when my heart is pounding and I'm trying to ignore the singing of my muscles. I thought it'd be ideal to have something to train for. The added bonus being that there is no water sport involved which means no one has to see me thrashing about in a bathing suit like a wounded walrus. WIN!
|Did I mention I am scared?!|