Challenges have been a part of history as much as anything else....
Christopher Columbus - challenged to be the first to discover new lands
Burr/Hamilton Duel - A fight to the death
JFord and Brads 2015 Redman Challenge...
All have been historical in nature and all will be talked about for years.
I am a little upset that I am the challengee....and not the challenger. As an only child, I need to be the challenger. But since I'm not, I'll need to make up for it with smack talk and subsequent excuses.
Lets back up a little bit. I "met" James - Click here for his blog - and follow him - on Beginnertriathlete.com a little over a year ago. We mentored a group of true beginners together and both could commiserate, motivate, and lean on each other as we were both going through Ironman training at the same time. As y'all know, I did IMTX in May and JFord did Redman in September. The difference in IMTX and Redman is very slight. They are both "140.6" distances and a side from that, there isn't much of a difference. However....to hear me talk about it....Redman is A LOT easier for 2 main factors. One...it's not an Ironman race and Two...it's not in Texas. That right there makes it a ton easier.
So....when JFord crossed the finish line (and beat my time)....I sent him texts and FB posts congratulating him but he also received the "but it's not a real race" texts and posts as well.
Well....he's upped the ante and challenged me to Redman 2015. Mano y Mano....same course, same date, same race, same start time......this will define who the better triathlete is.....and crown the best of all time.
When I told my wife about this, she said "I thought you weren't doing another Ironman?" To which I said "but I was challenged". She just shook her head. Pffft.....she don't get it....wimm-in....pssh.
Now....where are my shoes? Are cobwebs normal on a bike? These Reese's PB Cups look amazing....