Sweet Kevin, Matty Reed & yours truly @ Rev3 Knoxville 2011 - my 1st Olympic Distance Triathlon
Recently, I found this website about First World Problems and the more I read it, the more I realize how ridiculous my "problems" really are in the grand scheme of life. My most recent drama, is that I can't "afford" to go to San Juan to do the 70.3. The thing no one tells you about triathlon when you first start is that it's EXPENSIVE, very, very EXPENSIVE. Now that I own all the gear, I was hoping the expense would start getting less but then comes the price of travel to the race and more importantly: the race entry fee! (Still having trouble believing that I pay someone that much money to be in a triathlon but that's a whole other ball of wax). Aside from 2012 being the Year of the Run - it's now also the Year of the Local Race - or at least a race we can drive to and mooch of friends while there. At first, I was pretty bummed by this revelation that going to the race would really be a financial strain and then when I realized that this is really my biggest problem in life. I really am pretty lucky - that also means I get more time to train for Rev3 Knoxville in May and hopefully a warm winter will allow lots of running outside to prep for it. I wish everyone in the world had my "problems".