becoming a happy adult in a sunny sustainable world.
So, now that we are three weeks into 2013, it’s finally time to start with the resolutions.
Ever since I dipped my toes into the multisport water, I’ve been trying to do everything. And, trying to do everything well. I was a lucky duck in 2009, running my first marathon at BQ pace just two weeks after my first half-ironman. I thought I could do it all. From about July 2009 to March of 2010, I did nothing but PR at anything I tried my hand at. Every half-marathon faster than the last? No prob. Run your first, poorly trained, marathon and BQ? What of it.
I felt invincible. I thought things would continue on like that. And then it didn‘t. Two things happened: I got sick and I tried to do too much. I wanted to PR in a 50K two weeks after a half-ironman. I wanted to PR in a marathon but only put in 3 days of running a week while still multisport training. And I’m sick of that. I’m sick of being good but not great. So, this year I focus on one thing: the half-ironman. I want a Vegas spot. I want to go solidly under 5 hours. I’ve had many doubts about what I can and can’t do. Doubts about whether I can move from being a back of the front of the packers up to the front. Doubts about whether my old speed is recoverable.
But. I know that I can be faster. I know that I have untapped potential. I know that I have wicked speed that I can find again. And I know that I can get to Vegas. I know that if I focus on this and only this, I will get there.
But, for now my goals/resolutions for the year are reasonable. I perform best when little is expected of me. I still choke big time. And, while I plan on working on that, I’m not bulletproof yet. So, reasonable is it.
Super Top Secret Goal: I’ll let you know in June. This one is NOT reasonable.
So far, the year is going well. Unlike the last few years, I’ve been swimming and riding during the winter. I’ve been improving. I’ve been keeping all three sports fresh. I’m going to be leaps and bounds ahead of my 2010, 2011, 2012 self when tri seasons starts in March.
A public defender super heroine by day, I am a cupcake baker extraordinaire by night. And come weekend, I am an IronPerson. I deal with an NPR addiction daily and I dream of one day having Carl Kasell on my answering machine. I strive to be the best fur-mommy I can be, and when I have time, I'm learning to be a grownup.