You may have read my post from a couple of weeks ago about the swim training that I went to when I was trying to decide whether or not to join the Hannover 96 triathlon club. You may not have read it either. Regardless, I decided not to join. This is not because of the voting results. Thanks to the few of you who voted, but I am going to ignore your opinions and not join the club. I realize I could become a better swimmer and I could maybe practice my German, but the overwhelming reason is because I just don't want to.
Here's a little more info - I don't want to go to swim at 9pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, or not be able to take a bike ride with Brian on a Sunday morning because I have to ride with the team on Sunday afternoon, or feel like I have to go to a specific workout on a specific day and time.
I started doing triathlons because I enjoy it. Now that I am not working full-time, I enjoy doing my workouts during the day, taking my time with them, and being home when Brian is home (unless I have German class of course). In the spring I will be able to do longer workouts on weekdays and more fun things on the weekends. Why would I pass that opportunity up and pay money to do it? Yes, I realize that I will be giving up the chance to be coached through the team. So maybe I won't be quite as fast training on my own. But I might be happier doing it.
- Thanks for coming to my blog. It started as a way to keep in touch with family and friends, and now has become an ongoing project. I'm an American living in Germany and trying to travel whenever I can. I write about my experiences as an expatriate (the interesting ones and the embarrassing ones), and about my travels. There are some recurring characters in this blog, particularly my husband Brian and several of our friends. The title comes from the idea that living in a foreign country means making a lot of mistakes. So the things you used to do easily you now have to try over and over again. Hopefully, like me, you can laugh at how idiotic it feels. If you have happened upon my blog, then welcome. Knowing that people are reading what I write makes me keep going. Feel free to write comments or suggestions for future posts.