Just Did It

Joy’s TriathlonI’m freakin’ exhausted after a weekend spent driving up and down the Jersey shoreline, and waking up at 04:00a this morning to slog all the way to Gateway National Park — but I shouldn᾿t be complaining. After all, it wasn’t me who swam, biked and ran the 2004 New York Metro Area edition of the Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series on the coldest day since spring broke. That was my girlfriend, who saw the culmination of 2+ months of early morning training come to a very satisfying end when she finished her first of this kind of event in a very respectable 1 hour and 31 minutes, ranking 124th out of all 701 competitors. She did great, and I’m very, very proud of her. I’m also happy that I get to go to sleep very soon.