So...I got this great idea from joyRuN's blog and I decided it was just what I needed to give my lack of motivation a big kick in the you know what! CONTACT Cape-Atlantic is putting on an event that anyone can do from wherever you are! You can find more info at their website here. Basically I have one month (from Jan. 18-Feb. 18) to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26 mile run. All you have to do is fill out the registration form, mail in a donation of $25 (so worth the price!!), and they'll send you a chart to document your training. You get a cool t-shirt for registering and an award if you complete the challenge (not that that's what it's all about, but a t-shirt and award are pretty cool to get!).
Although I have done a Half Ironman and plan to do another this year, I figure this event is probably the closest I'll come to an actual Ironman...at least for now! :) 140.6....here I come!