Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Where to go from here.

I feel lost without a race on my calendar literally just miserably lost. I need that goal to work towards. It’s odd since my workouts don’t suffer any it’s just my overall mental attitude. I don’t get mean or anything like that just somewhat dejected. I think a lot of this has to do with my career choice. I know I use training as my medication or my escape from the day to day ignorance iniquitous people I am surrounded with. I am okay with this fact because if you think of all the other ways one can de-stress I would say this has to be close to the healthiest. It gives me something to look forward to each day (other than my hubby) and keeps me focused.  Therefore, I have been searching for races during my free time in order to find something to work towards. 
Seconds after completing my first Tri I wanted to do it again. Addicting is not even a strong enough word for the pull I felt in the direction of this new creature. So I started looking for another Tri. I want to do another Olympic distance and get my time down but I also feel like taking it to the next level and attempting a 70.3. I may be a bit insane. I’m not sure I am capable of a 70.3 (the 70 miles will be okay but that .3 may kill me). I noticed the Augusta, Ga ½ Ironman is still open for September 25 2011. I just don’t know if I have enough time to get to where I would want to be. I have 17 weeks from this week but really it would be more like 16 weeks because I am taking Mathew to the Bahamas for a week for his MBA graduation gift in August. I know I will not do much while gone other than a little running. So I don’t think I should factor that week in. I turned in the request to have the weekend off of the ½ ironman but am still waiting on it to get approved from work. I don’t know what is taking them so long to approve it but it has given me time to flip/flop in my head my ability to complete such a distance. I just don’t know. Where do I start??? I have started getting up at 4am and riding my bike on the trainer for an hour before getting ready for work and I love the energy that provides me. I hit the gym on my way home and run and lift. I have yet to make it to the pool but it’s on schedule. I just don’t know I would hate to take on something I am not fully prepared for. All I know for sure is I need to find a race soon.          


  1. I am doing Augusta this year and am only in week 2 of the training schedule. You could absolutely be prepared in time for the race! I have my doubts about the distance as well but I think that is normal, right? Just do it :)

  2. You can totally do the 70.3. What's your hubby think?

  3. You can do it for sure! You have a very strong base to build on and PLENTY of time! I say... go for it!

  4. Jennifer and I are going through the same thing right now. We had three triathlon's in 4 weeks, now nothing until July 2nd and we are chomping at the bit.

  5. Karen - I believe your right its normal. I think if we thought it was easy then that would not be normal!?!

    Mallory - My husbands direct quote was " why would you spend that much money to just try and kill yourself" But in his terms that's like him saying your insane yet awesome =)

    JC- 3 triathlon's in just 4 weeks WOW. Now that is insane!