The people I run with are sure good at peer pressure. They and their peer pressure are the reasons I have signed up for many races, did my first half ironman, and every single one of the overnight relay races I've done. Recently, they've been talking about doing another half ironman as a group this summer/fall. They're talk quickly turned into action and many of them signed up including Dave. Honestly, they've gotten into my head too. There's a large part of me that wants to do it. But then there's reality and it almost makes me a little sad.
I promised myself that I would not sign up for any post baby races while I was pregnant. I have no idea how quickly I'll bounce back or if I'll even have time to train or want to train, so I'm not spending money that I may not get back. And then there's the obvious stuff. Like, why do I want to do another triathlon? I don't even like triathlon. I made so many strides in my running last year, why would I not want to continue to pursue my running further? Plus, I haven't been on a bike on almost a year and a half. And right now I not even sure I can physically get on my bike, which leaves me about 4 months to go from zero to racing on the bike. Yeah, I don't know. Finally, there's that whole, I'll have a baby, thing. If I sign up for the same race as Dave then someone has to watch the kiddo. My parents are already going to be watching the baby a lot in early summer because of our photo booth schedule. While I appreciate it and I know that they don't mind and would love time with the baby, I promised myself when I got pregnant that I would be the parent and not someone else.
The good news is, I'm not falling into peer pressure. I'm not signing up at this time. I can entertain the thought all I want, but I can't and won't be making any decisions now.