Day 308 - I do it for the Medals (sort-of)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Well, I've pretty much managed to set my race schedule for the rest of the year. With the exception of August, November, and December I have a race at least every month. Big races. Half Marathons and Marathon!
In the most stupendous news, I've signed up for my very first Triathlon! I'm going to compete in the Sprint level distance - mostly because I'm not very confident in my swimming ability. The Triathlon is on July so I have plenty of time to build up some swimming muscles. Sprint Distance is a 500m swim, 20K bike ride and a 5K run. I feel really confident about the biking and the running - but, as much as I like to swim I'm not very fast.
It's going to be an adventure!
I also wanted to share with you guys the first photo I've had taken in a while where I didn't fool with any angles.
I feel completely happy with how I look (well, I'm in desperate need of a haircut...) You have no idea how complete this makes me feel. I just keep looking at it.
Speaking of photos, here's the photo I bought from the finish of my first Half. Behind me you can see those amazing club people I wrote about. Look at them! There are no words for how awesome they are!
In terms of weight and food I'm stuck. I'm hoping to find some weight loss mojo after the Half - just in time to start training for the Triathlon and the Rachel Carson 17mile challenge.
Man, I keep signing up for things. I love it. It takes me back to high school when I had a chest full of ribbons and medals. Not gonna lie, I have my 1/2 marathon medal hanging in my office right now. It'll live there until my display comes.
That's really it from here - I hope you guys are doing amazing things, too!
9 days until I'm a Runner of Steel!