Last summer, I became a runner (and this spring I ran my first half marathon). This summer, I’ve got my sights set on a triathlon. I’m doing the Huntington sprint triathlon race (swim 1/2 mile, bike 9.8 miles, run 3.3 miles) in September. This past weekend I gave open water swimming, in the cold waters of the Atlantic, a try. I’m also running two more half marathons before the season is over, and thinking about my plan for next year. I have surprised myself by how much I’ve taken to this athlete thing. I like pushing myself in this way, and its been pretty awesome to learn about and hone a different kind of strength in myself.