Tomorrow, I am going to be participating in my first triathlon in 8 years. It's only a sprint, but it is still a triathlon. I would like to say that the training has been keeping me away from hiking, but it has been life that's been doing it. This summer, I started a new job, went hiking to Mount Whitney, took the family to Yosemite, and now I'm doing this triathlon. I've gotten some San Diego hiking in, but not to the level that I was doing it before.
On one hand, I am really excited about this triathlon tomorrow. On the other hand, I am happy to have it done. I want to clear my weekends for hiking, now that the weather will start to cool down. I want to camp in Anza Borrego and bag multiple peaks over a weekend.
There's a lot of things I'd like to do, but there's only so many hours in a day. And when it comes down to it, I like to spend it with my family. My daughter won't always be two years old and my time with my wife and daughter are precious. It will be a while before the little one will be old enough to bushwhack desert peaks with me.
So every day, I balance work, family, and my overwhelming desire to get out hiking. And I am having a blast doing it.
More blog posts to come, soon. I promise.