I have been wanting a pair of Vibram 5 Fingers shoes for a very long time. I even wrote about them here. And, this Christmas, Santa smiled on me and I got a pair. They aren’t the Vibram brand, they are Fila Skeletoes. But I love them anyway. I have worn them to run twice now, and I am extremely pleased with how they feel. I am looking forward to training in them for a long time.
I have also spent some time putting together my training schedule for 2012. This is the year for an Ironman. The Beach2Battleship is on October 20th, 2012, and it is my goal for this year. I have the training all mapped out. I have already overcome one hurdle – where to swim. I discovered that as A UNCW alumni, I can use the university pool for a very nominal fee. So, sometime soon I need to go get that all set up. It takes a big weight off, because the only places that I thought I could go swim were very costly and not worth it. This makes swim training much easier.
As I go, I will try to be diligent at blogging my progress. I’d also like to keep a log of my mileage somewhere on my blog. I’ll be interested to see how the miles add up!
Be on the lookout for more posts as my training progresses. 2012 is going to be a very exciting year.