Both my mother and my husband laughed at me.
I told them that doing a triathlon was on my bucket list. They both laughed. Now, I'm not talking about the Ironman Triathlon. I'm talking about what's called a "sprint" Triathlon. It usually includes a half mile swim, a twelve mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run. Or in my case, walk.
Okay. So I weigh over 500 pounds, am pushing 50, and have never been athletic, but, darn it, this is not entirely out of the realm of the possible.
My current exercise routine is chair dancing for two songs and every time I get up, I march in place for 10 seconds. Also, once or twice a week I go to the pool for an hour of exercise.
Next week I'll do two songs in the morning and one song in the afternoon and 20 seconds of marching in place each time I get up. And so forth. The plan looks a little like this:
Week 1: 2 songs/10 secs
Week 2: 2 songs + 1 song/20 secs
Week 3: 2 songs + 1 song/30 secs
Week 4: 2 songs + 2 songs/40 secs
Week 5: 2 songs + 2 songs/50 secs
Week 6: 2 songs + 2 songs/1 min
Week 7: 2 songs + 2 songs/1 min
Week 8: 3 songs + 2 songs/1 min 10 secs
Week 9: 3 songs + 2 songs/1 min 20 secs
Week 10: 3 songs + 2 songs/1 min 30 secs
Week 11: 3 songs + 2 songs/1 min 30 secs
Week 12: 3 songs + 3 songs/1 min 40 secs