1. Thank you for all of your comments on my biking post! It's good to know that I'm not the only one completely overwhelmed by all things bike-related. I would love to take all of you up on your offers to ride with me. I promise not to ask too many questions!
2. During my swim last week I started thinking that it might be fun to sign up for an open water swim this summer. I did a couple a few years ago when I was on a Masters team and I think that having a one or two mile race on the horizon would definitely motivate me to keep swimming. I figured that the Jim McDonnell lake swim in Reston would fit well with my schedule and is probably the closet open water swim I'm going to find. I was all set to sign up, until I got to the website and saw the cost. I knew I would need to buy a one-day USMS registration since I am no longer a member and guessed it would be $10, like the US triathlon one day fee. I was surprised to see that it is $20. That's in addition to the $55 registration fee. I just don't think I can spend $75 for a one mile race. I also noticed the anticipated water temperature is 66-72 degrees. I don't own a wetsuit, so I would have to rent one (more $$) or attempt to tough it out. Neither scenario is great. I'm going to search around for some other options, but it looks like I may not be entering any open water races this summer.
3. I may be more than fashionably late, but I have finally arrived at the Twitter party. Follow me @raineydayrun
I will attempt to follow you all, once I figure out what I'm doing. :)