Stepping Out 走到戶外
Triathlons, triathlons, triathlons. Seems like a lot of triathlons lately. 鐵人三項, 鐵人三項, 鐵人三項... 最近好像舉辦了很多場鐵人三項比賽.
Last year I didn't even join a triathlon. I guess I just didn't feel like it. There was also all that business about the Flowing Lake, and the County Government trying to keep people out of it. So for a while I stopped swimming at the lake, and I haven't been back until recently. 去年我沒有參加鐵人三項. 我去年只是不想參加那種比賽. 也因為縣政府不讓人在活水湖游泳一事, 所以我很久沒去游泳. 直到最近才又去那邊游泳.
I did join the East Coast Bike "Race". The weather was great that day, and my time wasn't bad. I finished tired, but not crushingly so. A lot of the "super pro" cyclists avoid this event because there's no prize money, but this isn't a problem for me. I plan on doing it again next semester. 我參加了東海岸單車活動. 那一天的天氣真好, 我完賽的時間也不錯. 完成的時候並不覺得非常累. 很多好手因為沒有獎金而沒參加這個活動, 可是對我來說這不算問題. 我下學期還要再一次參加.
I also joined two half marathons. One of these was in Tainan, and I wrote about it in the Running on Fumes entry. The other was the Taitung Marathon, held in Taitung City's forest park, which I failed to complete. 我也參加了兩場半馬拉松. 一場在台南. 在那之後我在臭氣路跑的文章中介紹過了. 另外一場是在台東市森林公園舉辦的台東馬拉松. 那場我沒跑完.
And why did I fail to complete it? Because halfway through the race I had to run behind a tree and relieve myself - or perhaps I should say detonate. Haven't had diarrhea that bad in a while. Definitely not a good time for me. 為甚麼沒跑完呢? 因為跑到一半我肚子痛去樹下解決. 我很久沒有發生過那麼嚴重的拉肚子. 超不好玩!
I also joined a "fun run" for charity. My younger daughter wanted to run the 4.5k, and she wanted me to go with her. Unfortunately she only ran about 2k before she decided that running SUCKED, and the remaining 2.5k was spent listening to her talk about how tired and hot she was. 我另外也參加了保護兒童的路跑. 我的小女兒參加4.5公里的, 她要我跟她一起跑. 可惜的是她跑兩公里以後就覺得跑步不好玩, 最後2.5公里都要聽她說自己很熱很累.
Ah well. They can't all be winners, can they? And at least the bike race was fun. Hopefully this year's athletic events will be rewarding experiences. I'll be joining the Tainan Old Capital Half Marathon, the East Coast Bike Race, the Puyuma Triathlon, and maybe also the 197 bike race in August. 真煩! 不可能每場運動比賽都很好玩, 對不對? 希望這學年要參加的活動都值得去. 我要參加的是台南古都馬拉松, 東海岸單車活動, 普悠瑪鐵人三項, 可能還要參加明年八月的197單車比賽.
August will be hot for sure, so if you're joining the 197, be sure to bring enough water! 八月一定很熱, 所以參加197的選手要記得帶很多水喔!
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10 Great Places on the East Coast 東海岸很棒的地方
The Shape of Things to Come 未來的樣子
Conversation with My House Cats About the Flowing Lake 跟我的貓討論活水湖
Sad About the Lake 因為活水湖的事很失望