I thought the race sounded like the perfect athletic feat for me to try this year and I was all into it until I figured that, with the fee for the race, the kayaking equipment I'd need to purchase and rent, plus the safety classes, doing this race would cost me about $430. Um, not really in my budget for the year. And while doing a swimming triathalon would be much cheaper I have a HUGE phobia of swimming in water that has no sides and I can't see the bottom (that's another story I'll save for a different post) so there is no way you'll get me to do that.
So I instead suggested doing a half marathon. Yikes! I'm not a runner so this will definitely be a big thing for me. But we've already chosen one on Saturday, May 2, 2009 which gives us enough time to prepare (I hope). Guess I'm going to have to get some new running shoes! I'll keep you posted on my progress as I go through my training.... :)