Friday, January 30, 2009

Foto Friday

Going to play along with Nikemom's Foto Friday tradition! She posted one that is giving her inspiration to get her butt in the pool, here's one that inspires me:

Ah, how I love a good TA. Just when I'm thinking "yech! I dont want to race this year, that all sounds like too much work!" I see a pic of a TA and I remember how much I miss it. Something about all those bikes in one place just makes me want to put on some spandex and hit the road.

I've been reevaluating my race shedule a bit for this year, though. In the interest of saving money (because I want a REAL vacation, dammit! One that doesnt revolve around a race!), and racing is expensive, I think I'm going to ax Steelhead. That was going to be my big travel race for the year, and honestly, I'd rather just spend the money getting to a beach in Mexico. Also not sure if I'm going to do Shawnee Mission. I know it's pretty much a standard race for everyone to do around here, but really, dont we get enough of Shawnee Mission Park? Thats where I go to do my OWS training, where I go if I want a nice hilly, low-traffic loop to ride, same for I really need to pay to do it? Not really.

Plus, after HyVee at the end of June, I'd like to be able to concentrate on my marathon training a little bit more. I'm still planning to run Chicago in October, so 3 months to focus soley on running would be awesome. But fear not! I still have plenty of tri's on my schedule. Heritage Park and the new KC Tri both in May, KS 70.3 and HyVee both in June. Still not sure about QuarterMax, I dont know that I really want to do 3 tri's in the span of 5 weeks. We'll see. But regardless, it should be a fun summer!


Janice {Run Far} said...

Geesh.. all you triathletes are just amazing. Running is enough for me.

Nikemom said...

I'm doing the KS 70.3! We'll have to hook up. :D

Kim said...

You want a REAL vacation? One that doesn't center on an 'event'? Wow...I can't remember the last time we've done that! That would be nice.