Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Well, I guess I'm not technically back in the saddle since I haven't been on my bike yet since November, but I'm at least working out. I took almost 3 full month off from doing anything physical, I figured I just needed the break. And it has been oh so nice not HAVING to get up early to go run or whatever. I signed up for Runners Edge again and went to the first session at the end of January, then skipped every week until this last weekend. It's just so hard getting on a schedule again! But I finally feel like I'm ready to really start training again.

People keep asking me what races I'm doing this year, and I truly dont know yet. This time last year I had my whole season mapped out, and now I have nothing. I know I dont want to do anything longer than an Oly and a half marathon. No half IM's, and no marathons for me this year. Long mileage just doesnt sound appealing right now.

So, I will PROBABLY be doing the following races, though I havent really taken the time or effort to look up any race calendars to see when things are.
- Heritage Park Tri
- Hospital Hill half mary
- Shawnee Mission long course
- KC Womens Tri
- Quarter Max

I hear there's another all women's tri in the area this year, but I dont know when. So maybe that one too. It's SO nice not having to be as hard core and serious about it as I was last year! I still want to do more IM's in the future, but not for a long while. And some day soon, i will get my bike down out of the rafters and actually clean it off so I can start riding again. It still has my IMFL numbers and dried, sticky Gatorade all over it.

In other news, I got laid off from my job in December. I'm still not working, but at least I've finally started getting called for interviews. Where was all this free time when I was training for Florida!?

9 comments:

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jessica said...

Hi Julie,
I just found your blog last month (your posts popped up for just about every google search I did that included "triathlon" and "KC"!) and I've been completely addicted to reading back through your IM training and race reports.

Best of luck with your job search, and have a fun tri season!
jessica

Sarah said...

Glad to have a post from you again. I bet the break after IM has been nice, but I'm excited to hear about any races you are doing this year!

Anonymous said...

You're back! Its about time! I've so missed blog updates from you. I'm ready for it to warm up so I can get my bike out of storage and go for a ride!

Marja

Anonymous said...

You're back! Its about time! I've so missed blog updates from you. I'm ready for it to warm up so I can get my bike out of storage and go for a ride!

Marja

Marja said...

You're back! Its about time! I've so missed blog updates from you. I'm ready for it to warm up so I can get my bike out of storage and go for a ride!

Marja

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie!! I found your blog when I googled Eggcetera to get their closing hours!! I didn't get the info I needed about the restaurant, but it was cool to see your blog! :o) btw it is really hard to spell that freakin restaurant's name!! Eggtc. I was spelling it Eggct which is how you spelled it too! Just got back from Sharp's for brunch (eggct was PACKED) and spent the last hour reading your blog! I feel like I was there with ya! I'm gonna have Andy read it too! Been thinking about you lately--hope your interview went well a few weeks ago! talk soon!
Amy

Anonymous said...

get on your damn bike, girl!

BP

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