thanks for all the sweet comments! I love having a fan club! It's good to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your parents, that's a lot on your shoulders. as for training... 30 miles per week is a lot more than the average person! that's a GREAT start. that's not so lazy.
I would start transitioning to a triathlete by adding one or two 30-min swims to your schedule every week. if you find you are pressed for time, a good way to add a workout is simply to stack the swim right after a run. Kind of like it's a recovery after your run. Cycling I find is best to try on the weekend when you have more time (
). Start out easy and short, just slowly add more time to your weekend bike. Also, if bike commuting is an option you can try biking to/from work a couple times a week. weather in Texas is probably yucky
so that may be an option when it starts to cool down there. or, try swapping out one of your weekday runs with a bike workout. A lot of newbies get ready for triathlon not necessarily by doing two-a-day workouts, but just being consistent and sticking to a schedule. I'd aim for 3 runs (one longer one on the weekend), 2 bikes (longer weekend bike, shorter weekday one), and 2 swims since it sounds like you are pressed for time. You come from a running background so it'd be ok to cut back on the running and increase your fitness/skills in the other two sports.
good luck and keep me posted!!