We finally did it...we signed up for the Kokepelli. After Dad suggested it, Scott and I made a pact to do it, which then included Mom, Dad, and Zach. There was several weeks that went by before we actually signed up, so I knew we had to or else it would come and go and no Barrett/White family victory would be had. So I signed Zach and me up, then Scott, and gave the parents a deadline..well, the actual registering date before the price went up gave them the deadline. But, we all got in, and started training! Our anniversary trip gave us some actual course training, and Scott got in a routine with us for a bit of Tuesday morning bike rides, then mixed with lap swimming. My work schedule prevented much more regular training with him, but we got a few Saturdays and Fridays in as well. When Scott wasn't off traveling the world, we met up as often as feasible. I don't know what it is, but I love biking with my family. Running I typically do alone, but I love to bike together.
Zach kinda goes all out when it comes to accessories for any hobby, so he had already ordered a bib and jersey set. So of course, I needed one. Which he was very excited to help me pick out. That is one sweet sidenote to Zach's spending personality... he doesn't have to be spending money on himself to enjoy it. He likes getting me stuff just as much, and I think that's cute.
Finally, I got the Vibrams I had been dying for. Remember when I bought the ugly orange ones, was all excited but had to take them back because the color just wouldn't work? Yeah, that was back in early April. Shows how much I go shopping. But, the day did come that I got these babies, and I love them. They were perfect from my first run in them. The only problem is I wasn't using them 100% correctly at first, and once I figured that out, I haven't been able to train in them much because they make my calves sore by a mile and a half, and I have been logging a lot further than that.
Getting into biking and triathlons has/will be very expensive, but it is definitely a high. I love training and having a goal, and having the sport in common with several family members is fun too. Zach and I talk about how much we will actually do...but I almost feel like we have caught "the bug." I guess we will see.