I said I hate losing. More than anything I hate that nagging feeling that I could have done more or could have done better. Maybe it's my ego. Maybe my narcissistic type A personality. I don't know. Whatever it is, though, it led me to sign up for another triathlon. Two, actually. The first is another sprint triathlon on the marine corps base in Kaneohe on the East side of O'ahu. The other is the Tinman Olympic distance triathlon in Honolulu.
I signed up for two triathlons for a few reasons. First, I decided to do another sprint distance to prove that my crappy time in the lanikai sprint triathlon was a fluke. I am out to beat my time (and my friend who also did the lanikai triathlon this past weekend). Second, triathlons are a lot of fun. They're not like marathons or bike races where you just do the same thing for a couple hours. No, triathlons work your whole body and mix things up to the point so you can't just rely on muscle memory. So I actually did enjoy myself. Third, I signed up for the Olympic distance to prove that I can do "real" triathlons and I can cross triathlons off my "to do" list without any harassing conversations!
This time, I'm taking no prisoners, though. I'm going to train seriously this time with no excuses.