Tonight I signed up for the B-Fit B-Day Challenge. This is a triathlete challenge to swim-run-bike your age on/around your birthday; I'll be 37 this year. You swim the first number (3 mi), run the second number (7 mi) and bike the whole thing (37 mi). For a Gold medal, you do it in one day; Silver, three days, and Bronze, I think you have a week. Sounds pretty cool, right?
Problem numero uno: I don't know how to swim.
Problem B: I don't have a bike.
There has been some initial discussion about developing a run-only challenge around the birthday number. I posted a suggestion that has yet to get any responses (it's the weekend, you're all out training!): you still have to run your age but the time limit is in hours. You have an equal number (say 37 miles in 37 hours) for Gold, double the hours for Silver, and triple the hours for Gold. I'll let you know how the discussion goes at the B-Fit B-Day site, and if I set up a challenge for my birthday this year.