I got back from the breezy and wonderful lake today to 106 degree weather! Crayyyyy!!!
I'm heading back up the mitten tomorrow for the Inter-Rockin Triathlon at Interlochen State Park. I'm looking forward to this triathlon because it's a big one and I have a small chance of placing because when I signed up I decided to try the "Athena" division. I'm giving up my age group placing to compete in the Athena division because I weigh over 150 pounds and I figured I'd give it a shot.
Since I'm a triathlon newbie I didn't know that some people don't like the "Athena" and "Clydesdale" categories because it makes it seem like it's "skinny people" vs. "fat people." I've read some message boards about it and some people seem very touchy on the subject of these divisions. There was a lot of heated conversation on some of the triathlon message boards between Athenas, Clydesdales, and "fit people." Okay. We are finishing triathlons. We're all fit. Whatevs!
I am 5'10 and I weigh 170 pounds. I am built for endurance, not speed. I have awesome blood pressure, my skin is glowing, I have a normal body fat percentage, and the doc says I'm no longer overweight or (eek!) obese like I once was. Let's review, shall we?
|Unhealthy Highest in 2008: 205 pounds after knee surgery + a bad haircut.|
So I'm going to mark the box that says "Athena" because I'm a badass and I'm not fat. I'm fit and I'm awesome! Why not mark it?
I hope I place this weekend! Good luck to everyone who is doing anything active this weekend. Stay hydrated because it's gonna be a hot one. :)