I am determined to do a handstand.
Yes, my main goal is to qualify for Kona. But I've always admired those people (they are usually gymnasts) who can push themselves up from a seated position into a handstand.
This all started because I grew a core. Find the irony - I first got the idea at physical therapy. Don't even ask me to explain the Pilates funky thingy with springs on it that I started doing pikes on.
Then I got the idea to push myself up. More. More. And now I've gotten as far as my feet going to my head.
Here's where I start to need a wall. Here's where I really need a brain. A brain that will tell me exactly how badly I will ruin my race season by snapping something in two.
I'm practicing on the kitchen cutting island. While I'm making coffee. I've determined that this is a good idea by not trying to get upside down.
Another goal more conducive and less health insurance premium raising - to swim at all the public pools and swimming holes in the Austin area.