I am aware there have been rumors circulating that I would attempt a triathlon this season. Indeed, the rumors were true – I had begun training in earnest. To be clear, I never had any intention of competing in the Iron Man (that’s just insanity), but I was hoping to complete a smaller event.
Unfortunately, on this, my thirty-second birthday, I must regretfully announce I will not be competing in a triathlon of any type during this calendar year. The crisis in the mortgage market (and capital markets in general) has prevented me from completing adequate training, and I see no reason to make a fool out of myself. But the dream is not dead: training for the 2008 season starts as soon as the snow clears next spring!