Yesterday I registered for two of the four triathlons I'm shooting for this year. They are both the easier of the four being "Sprints". The first one is on March 1st, 500 yd open water swim, 10 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. It should be pretty easy, but that water will be cold. The coolest thing about it is that it will be held on Lake Houston, which is only 5 miles away from my house.
The next one will be March 14th in Athens. We did this one last year and it was the first triathlon I'd ever done. We've pretty much decided we will do this one every year no matter what. As far as the one on Lake Houston, I'm going to be doing that one by myself, my training buddies opted out... "Leave no man behind" Pfft. Kidding, I understand their excuses... err reasons.
2009, although the outlook is dismal for many reasons, is looking like a good year for racing and doing hard things(mountain climbing and I'd like to try a "Century" bike race, 100 miles at some point).