Sooo ... that Yoda dude said, "Do, or do not. There is no try."
Uhm ... yes there is a "try." Or rather ... a TRI!!!
I did my first triathlon just over a couple weeks ago. It was a short triathlon, but still a triathlon. Since it was my first attempt at one I decided to go with a modified Sprint distance.
1/4 mile swim - 12 mile bike - 5K run
I have my times listed somewhere, but that's not what was important. What was important was that I finished it! Wooohoo. I didn't drown on the swim - major accomplishment if I do say so myself.
Now that I have that goal completed what's next?
Well ... MORE triathlons of course!!!
We had 1 day to rest and celebrate - then it was back to training. I say "we" because I joined a group of people that train together. Some are experienced, some are newbies (like me). But none of that matters as everyone is super supportive. In fact, the best thing about doing these triathlons is the training. The group has fun doing runs, swims, and bike riding together. We push each other, but mostly we encourage, laugh, and have fun.
Next up is a "normal" Sprint distance ... the swim is 1/2 mile. That one's in July. Then in August I'm aiming for an Olympic distance version. (Swim 1 mile / Bike 25 miles / Run 10K)
Ohhhh and of course I can't forget to mention - FREE BEER after the race! Wooohooo.
Oh yeah, I got a finisher medal too :-)
So yeah - Yoda was wrong ... Tri ... just Tri.