12 Challenges for 2009
If you recall, I was going to do 12 different things for a week or so to see what would 'stick.' I did not finish them all. I never went alcohol free for a week, oops. I know where my priorities are and that was just a dumb idea. C'mon, what else are you going to have with spaghetti or steak!? Walk the dogs every day...didn't happen. Does it count that I lost my old girl:(? She couldn't walk, no way. Maybe at the start of 2009 but certainly not as the year went on. I didn't learn three survival skills but I did watch Man vs. Wild when I was sick, that totally counts. I did NOT run a 1:45 half marathon...I didn't run any half marathon last year, actually. Meh, running is overrated. I only like to run after swimming and cycling anyway.
So there it is. I did PR at the half iron distance and took home a prize. Honestly, that was the highlight. Most everything else was a lowlight in 2009. I don't have any resolutions that I'm going to make because the #1 is going to be just to finish Triple T in one piece. Honestly, I'm not 'just a finish' kind of girl but I am this time. I don't know what to expect or how I'm going to feel. Training is going to be interesting fo sho...I just got my training schedule. There's about six weeks in there where there are 13 workouts a week. Um, yeah, I know there's only seven days in a week PLUS this little thing called work (to date 10 wo's/week has been my upper limit). Holy crap. It scares me, truly.
Oh, I know, I DO have one resolution...to wear the stooopid race issued Triple T singlet with pride and not have my soft gooey center oozing out the bottom. NO one wants to see that. I have a question, though - how ripe is that singlet going to be? I mean, four races, three days and one top? I don't care how many times you rinse it in the hotel sink, that's gonna wreak!
A few pictures to close out 2009....
My first attempt at trail running Crested Butte, CO. I LOVED it.
Good times, good friends in CB - I DO love that place.
Woot, Missy and Carolina John before the B2B start.
Ryan Ironman Barnett and me collecting our hardware and???
And to hubs for making everything fun....