I'm not sure why my mind went "there" to be honest. Maybe it is the Olympics and the upcoming men's race with Matt Reed. A great guy (I'm told) - I know two people who know him well - his father-in-law and Tony Kowalczyk. I hope Matt wins. A lot of the NBC guys there know about Jon Blais and I am hoping they talk about ALS a bit when they talk about Matt. I have the Olympic "jones" worse than the Tour de France jones. If I could watch all 3500 hours I would.
I've been wavering on if I should or shouldn't compete in the Chicago Triathlon. Honestly, my form (except for cycling) is embarrassing but I am healed from my injury and have enough "in the tank" to finish. My 40 extra lbs. in the middle not withstanding - that's what happens when you work 14 hrs a day and don't really run for a year in my house. My "abs" weigh half as much as an Olympic gymnast. Then I thought about Jon and Aimee. For some reason, I think I'm supposed to TRY the Chicago Triathlon this year. I don't know why. I just am. My form next year will be entirely different, but that is September's problem (and beyond). I won't be fast or even competitive but that won't be the point. The point will be to run with my friends in my head and ignore the spectacle of 8000+ "triathletes".
It will just be a run with Jon and Aimee.