The YMCA here puts on a "Family Triathlon" every year, 100 yards of swimming, 4 miles of biking, 2 miles of running. It's supposed to be for recreational athletes and groups running as a team, or families doing the different events. Last year, I got a couple of other cancer gimps together and did the tri as Team Stage 4 - One friend who almost died from lymphoma did the swimming, I did the biking, and a woman who was in chemo for breast cancer did the running. We didn't do very well, but we got a bit of good press, and this year the organizers decided to put together a separate tri just for "cancer survivors and caregivers." I suggested that they needed some standards, because we would get some ironman qualifier who had a skin cancer cut off the tip of his ear six years ago who calls himself a "survivor", but they didn't go for it. (I suggested that each entrant must have taken performance enhancing drugs, or must have had a minimum qualifying time in the Bed to Toilet Chemo Puke Dash, but I guess that sort of thing is politically incorrect.)
So anyhow, now I have to do the whole tri. I can swim, and I can bike, but running is torture. I went out for a run on Sunday and screwed up my knee. Now I get to have an MRI and might miss the whole event. What's wrong with people who run?