The obese triathalete
Monday, September 03, 2012
My name is Chiara, and I am NOT a runner, and I HATE to exercise, and I recently lost 125 lbs but still have a BMI of 32.
All that being said I have been told lately that I am an athlete. I was shocked and dismayed. I don't think of myself as one.
However, I recently signed up for my first race of any kind. It was a duathalon, 1/4 mile swim and a 5K. I did it in 1:06 min. I came in DEAD last. the race was over before I got out of the pool. (I was in the last wave.)
The awards and party was over before I crossed the finish line, but as you can see above, I did FINISH!!!
Which made me think, maybe I could run a 5K, we will see. (I walked, jogged, walked the duathalon) I have my first 5K on Sept 15th.
Then I said well I need something to get me off the couch and in the gym for Oct, so I found a sprint triathlon. And I am now training for it.
So, this blog will chronicle my attempts to be an athlete and run / swim / bike races as an obese person.