Choose the events. And... Pay the Money. This years docket:
March 21: Moab 1/2 Marathon...Goal: 1:30. Run fast. Run hard. Pray for good weather.
April 20: Boston Marathon...Goal: Complete with a smile, and enjoy a fabulous vacation.
Training starts full force the end of January. I am currently running around 20-30 miles a week, in 3 runs. It is blissful at 6 am and 12 degrees outside. Actually, the winter running has been a perfect fit for me. However...I am enjoying a cycling and kickboxing class on my non-run days...I will miss abandoning them at the end of the month.
July: Spudman Triathlon...Goal: Conquer my fear of Open Water and achieve a PR.
Swim the entire course freestyle with confidence...as a former swimmer this should be a piece of cake for me but the open water throws me for loops. I thought about not doing the race this year, because it was so frightening for me last year with my panic attack. But...this is something I can conquer. It is not beyond my physical abilities. But it scares me. A lot.
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