Friday, September 26, 2014

No Triathlon For Me

Happy Friday to everyone in Blog Land. This weekend is looking like it would have been perfect weather for a run, bike ride, and a swim. The problem is that I am not ready. I haven't ran since my race last Saturday because of wonderful post race soreness for a couple days. Then I decided to just take the rest of the week off from running just to relax a little. It also was a little bit of me pouting because my San Francisco 49ers and my fantasy football team lost last weekend. It is now a week later and I'm 5lbs heavier from self treating my sadness with junk food. I knew the Apple Valley Reverse Triathlon was coming up fast but I just couldn't get motivated to bring my bike out from the garage and get it ready. So it does not look like I will participate in it this year.

I do have some good stuff to look forward to. The L.A. Dodgers have clinched their division and will be going to the playoffs, I will be ending my running moratorium tomorrow and running some trails, and I have the High Desert Half Marathon coming up in two weeks.

I am not sure if I ever announced it here on my blog but I have two big goal races coming up. In December I will be doing my very first marathon, the Hoover Dam Marathon. Then 6 weeks later in January I will be running in my very first ultra-marathon, the Calico Trail Run 50k. I do realize that the races do not have much time to recover in between but both of them look really fun and I couldn't pick one or the other. I will be smart and pay close attention to how my body is feeling and I also have the option of dropping down to the 30k at the Calico Trail Run. Anyways, I am looking forward to the challenge of new distances.

Tell me about your next big goal race.


  1. My next big race goal is to just be healthy and not so focused on numbers and goals. I haven't lost my love/joy of running, but feel like I need a race that is just for fun because I love it and it's beautiful.

  2. Awesome!!! First marathon AND an ultra not too far away either?! Exciting news, and I will be living vicariously through your training updates (seems I am back to being a casual runner, only casually training for a half marathon and not other distances for a while). I agree with your picture - do ALL the races! means you get ALL the medals and t-shirts! :)

  3. I was just wondering if you were still planning on a full. I've always want to run Hoover Dam (and some of the Calico races for that matter), so I will be curious to hear your thoughts!

    1. Yes I am. I will definitely let you know how the Hoover Dam Marathon goes for me.