Just had to share this video. I am still giggling. But I'm sure anyone training for an Ironman has had a conversation kind of like this. I just had one yesterday.
Friend: What are you training for?
Me: An Ironman.
Friend: Really. Wow. What does that involve? How far is the swim?
Me: 2.4 miles. With 3000 of your closest friends. At the same time.
Friend: I hate swimming. There is no way I could ever swim that far.
Me: Yeah, sometimes I hate it too.
Friend: Then what do you do?
Me: Well, you hop on your bike soaking wet and go for a little spinny-spin around a 112 mile block.
Friend: 112 miles? I could never ride that far. Doesn't your butt hurt after that long on a bike?
Me: Yes, my butt hurts among other things (ahem saddle sores but there's no way I'm getting into that conversation).
Friend: Wow. You're crazy. Then you run?
Me: Yep, just throw a little marathon at the end of the bike.
Friend: I could never run a marathon. You are definitely nuts.
Me: Yep. And I can't wait to do it.
And then maybe I'll burn my wetsuit and running shoes to satisfy the triathlon gods.