It looks like they've decided to do something like that again...only this time it's a triathlon instead. So I think I'm going to seriously look into doing a triathlon. I've been looking for some motivation to get back into shape and I think this would be sufficient motivation.
I'm going to do a little research to see what such an endeavor would physically, monitarily and emotionally entail, but in the meantime I'm going to start working to get myself to a place where I'm physically capable of beginning the training.
I'm interested to see where this goes. I'm not always reliable when it comes to long distance type things, in that I don't always finish what I start. I've got a dumb puzzle in my basement that's been 3/4 done for over a year now...I'd really like to impress myself by setting a sizeable goal and then meeting it.
Wish me luck!