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Delusions of Grandeur and its effects

I feel I need to explain myself.  I’m about to be a little undependable in blogging and not very good at responding to comments due to the fact I plan on scheduling posts.

I’ve done something rash while NOT under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  It’s worse than that.

I’ve done something while suffering from delusions of grandeur.

I signed up for a triathlon training course.  I’m not even planning on a triathlon.  When I signed up, the lady looked at me and asked: “Milestone birthday?”

It starts in one month and I refuse to be an embarrassment to myself.  Yesterday I did a cycling class (it wasn’t Spinning because Spinning is trademarked and this class isn’t and I would never go to an untrademarked class).

Then I came home, got the kids to school and ran 2 miles.

Then I sat down and got up at 3pm when I had to get the kids.

Today I hurt in the way you hurt when you get back on a bike in a serious way.  I don’t want any more children anyway so I figure the lasting effects won’t be that big a problem.

I wonder if I would make less impulsive decisions if I drank.

Has winter made anyone else make unexplainable decisions?


  1. le0pard13 says:

    As a former cyclist, I can understand that pain, Marianne. Regardless, my best to you on this course (perhaps I mean that as pun, as well) of action. You have folks cheering you on.

  2. DeeDee says:

    Go Marianne!! Keep it up… you can do it!

  3. Mona says:

    I wish I made such impulsive decisions! I went shopping instead.
    And, Good for you…by the time you finish you will be addicted to a healthy habit! Good luck! : )

  4. Sarah says:

    I totally understand!! I signed up for a triathlon couple of years ago in a whirlwind of goal making….and then wondered what the %$^* I had got myself into!! I didn’t even own a bike…had to go buy one so I could actually participate in the darn race! But the thing that killed me was actually after the tri. The tri…not as bad as I expected. But I promised myself that if I put down that much serious coin on a bike, then I was going to continue to use it even after the tri. So I signed up for a big organized ride up in Cache Valley with routes ranging from 15 miles up to 100. I signed up for the 38 mile route. But then got talked into doing 60. Oh my. I couldn’t sit for 2 days. But I am here to tell you that it gets better. I can go ride 60 miles now and though my legs ache, my butt feels totally fine. Padded shorts. It helps. The only item of clothing where if you ask someone “Does this make my butt look big?” and they say yes…it’s a good thing.

  5. Lori Dyan says:

    HOORAY FOR YOU!!!!!! Stop what you’re doing and buy “Slow, Fat Triathlete” – it is an amazing resource for newbie triathletes 🙂

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