With a new year comes a new round of posts. I can’t promise I’ll be more consistent because all too often I intentionally neglect this blog, but I will throw things up every now and then. Some will be random thoughts and others will be exciting events. The one thing I can promise you all is that there are plenty more adventures planned for 2011.
2010 was more of a learning year for me. Train hard, test myself and seeing how far I could go. This year will be my time to hone those skills and push it even further. I no longer have the intention of just finishing events. Now, I don’t expect to place in my age group each time, but that will be the goal depending on the race. In addition, I’m hoping to increase the race schedule as well as the travel schedule to get in a few more exciting races throughout the year.
2011 is slated to be an exciting year no matter what happens and I promise to record as much as possible here on the blog so that I can keep friends and followers up to date. Until then, here are some of the things you can expect me to talk about in the coming months:
- Cooking much much more than I used to. Training can sometimes get me into the habit
of choosing what is easy instead of taking the time to make a healthy
meal. Simple fact: I love cooking.
- Reading plenty of books to get my mind working and off the
grind of training. Hopefully my lazy
television watching will decrease as the reading increases.
- Travel for racing and travel for pleasure. As much as I enjoy a convenient race season,
I know that combining new places with new races is part of the excitement in
triathlons. So hopefully I’ll be able to
throw a few races on the calendar that are outside the mid-Atlantic. And of course I’ll take a break from training
every now and then for non-triathlon vacations.
North Carolina beaches, Orlando, San Diego, and Las Vegas, just to name
- Last but not least, adventure. Triathlons have opened a new door and now I’m busting through it as much as possible. While I’ll be focusing on a consistent training schedule and preparing for races, I won’t lose touch with my desire to get out and try some new things. It’ll probably hinder my full training potential but since I’m not really looking to go pro (yet…), I don’t really care. So expect to see a few posts about climbing a (top secret for now) large mountain, training and (possibly) racing in the trail scene instead of the roads, major travel plans, and a few other exciting outdoor hobbies.