Day 308 - I do it for the Medals (sort-of)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Midnight blog!

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!
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    2368 days ago
    Good luck with training for the triathlon. If you are uncomfortable with the swim you will want to get in a few open water swims before the race....and at the race start in the rear, people in the front will swim over you if you aren't a fast swimmer. I love the sprint distance. emoticon
    2369 days ago
    Cool - you continue to search and find the high school athlete you were and the great woman athlete you are now! emoticon emoticon
    2371 days ago
    Looking fantastic, lady! Keep it up.
    2371 days ago
    I'm going to dork a bit about how awesome you look, kk?

    THERE IS A GAP BETWEEN YOUR ARM AND YOUR WAIST WHERE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH OMG OMG OMG. (this is something I considered a huge milestone for myself) Your waistline is fantastic! :D

    I can't believe how many things you have signed up for! The fact that you can confidently plan all these crazy half marathons and even venture into the realm of triathalons is incredible! I'm glad you recognized a while ago that you are a real runner now, because srsly. half marathons? Marathons? triathelons? You are an ATHELETE! You can't deny it :P
    2371 days ago
    I do it for the medals also. Whenever I head out of another race, Bossdear tells me "if you don't get a medal, don't bother to come home". She's kidding. I think.

    2371 days ago
    You look FANTASTIC! A triathlon sounds awesome (for you, not me, lol).

    Keep it up!
    2371 days ago
    The smile on your face in both pics really says a lot. You look fabulous and happy!
    2371 days ago
    It's fantastic that you've been so busy with races, you seem really happy and your enthusiasm comes across in your Blog emoticon Good luck with your Triathlon coming up !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2371 days ago
    keep up the good work! you are doing great!
    2371 days ago
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