Here we are almost a 12th of the way done with the year already! It is nice starting off a new year, last year’s headaches are over and this year has a whole new feel to it.
Trying to start off on the right foot I am happy to report I enjoyed a nice race weekend where I completed 42.4 miles over a three day period (5K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday and full marathon on Sunday). I had to walk the majority of it, but I really enjoyed it. Then I got to spend time with my family which made it even better!
I have signed up for the majority of my races for the year already. Since I will be doing a full Ironman next year (yes, I am starting to get excited) I am pulling my attention to bike a little more this year than I have in the past. Since I have a century ride in June I am working on getting my toosh ready! I have a whole two triathlons on the books this year (one sprint, one half ironman) and come runs. I only have one more marathon left this year and that isn’t until October. I have 96.2 run racing miles left this year!
For better or worse I found out the day after I got back from the race weekend vacation that I do have both lupus and RA, which that does have some baring on my races but I will try my best to make sure it doesn’t stop me completely. I understand that I MUST listen to my body and when I have to take a day or two off, I had better do it or I will get stuck take a month or two off (that would not make me happy!).
Next on the race schedule is a 5K and that isn’t until March!!! I am still putting some running time in, ok, not right now because I have been hit by the nasty crud that is going around, but I have been putting time in on the treadmill! Hopefully after a few days sleep I will be able to get back on schedule!