Monday, December 22, 2008

Looking ahead to 2009

2009 is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about goals and races. Now, I can't lie, as I have been putting together my race list for the past couple of months. As far as goals, I don't know if have any pertaining to the races themselves (just yet), but in other areas here's what I've got:

In regards to overall health and fitness, I would like to be able to find a good balance between work, sleep, and training. Add in proper nutrition and daily vitamins and I should be a happy person!

Even though there are no family or friend weddings on the calendar for 2009, as of right now (in comparison to the 3 I had this past year), I look forward to fun times and travels with friends and family. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but I anticipate a good amount of trips to the twin cities, possibly a trip to the east coast the end of July, and hopefully a trip to Montana to visit a friend of mine... and as time goes on, I am sure many more fun things will come about.

Now that I am settled into my own home and career, I would really like to branch out a bit more with my races. I have so many races and goals in mind for 2009, and I will list them all. However, I would really like to attempt different races and distances, consisting of a half marathon (or 2), sprint and olympic triathlon, duathlon, a 10-miler, and then a couple longer rides (A).

The Year of Distances Across Disciplines:

Now, obviously I am not going to do all these races, but, a girl can dream, right?

30 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Plans are coming together! Fun stuff!!

IronGambit said...

hellz yeah half IronMan!

teacherwoman said...

No one said anything about a half ironman....yet. :)

artnoc310 said...

70.3.... All of the cool kids are doing it!

*aron* said...

ohhh 2009 looks like a good year! i am the same way... a long list of races i want to do but have to narrow down :)

Carolina John said...

Sounds like a great year coming up. you know you're old when all of your friends are married. Then you start going to second weddings for some of them! that really made me feel old the first time.

Don't be afraid to race somewhere other than up north! you know you want to sign up and run the beach 2 battleship half iron like I am. hells, there's 2 folks from the UK and one austrailian signed up for that race. Do it, go ahead and sign up www.beach2battleship.com i dare you!

D10 said...

You definitely have done your homework. Looks like a nice lineup.

Ms. Math said...

Can't wait to see what you end up choosing!! Should be a fun year for you!!

Michelle J said...

WOWOWOW!!!

I am totally impressed TW!!! You've got it going on in 09!!!

Good luck and your going to rock it all!!!

Nicole said...

Wow. Whatever you decide I'm sure it will be action packed.

BeachRunner said...

Awesome plan. Drive safely tomorrow.

David said...

Look like a great schedule to me! I'll bet you can squeeze in a couple more events...and sleep...and work...and proper nutrition...yeah, it could happen!

I just got used to writing 2008, and now it's changing again! Good think I'm not getting any older. :-o

kelsalynn said...

How funny that as I was reading through your list of races I thought to myself, "She wants to do ALL of these?" Then, I continued to read and you answered my question... you knew exactly what I was thinking! Too funny!

It looks like an awesome year... I secretly have a goal to do more biking and swimming and you're my inspiration! I think it's so cool that you can do all of those things!

Blyfinn said...

That would be one great year if you could make them all.

Melanie said...

Looks like 2009 will be a great year! Good luck with your training, and Happy Holidays!

Mel said...

That is a great list! I can't wait to read all of the post race reports. It is going to be a great 2009!

Frayed Laces said...

Haha for a second there I thought you were actually doing all those races---I thought you were INSANE!

Laurel said...

Look at all those races! Half Ironman!??!? Dayum!

Looks like you are going to have an eventful year, even if you do a fraction of those. Should be fun.

Carolina John said...

btw, you can totally do a half iron next year. I also have only completed one sprint tri so far. it was outside, but still, just one. and with the b2b in november in wilmington nc it's going to be in the low 70's (a nice break from your ND november) and you've got a year to train up for it. that's plenty of time. if you are already in decent shape from the b-fit-b-day thing, you'll be fine.

don't rule it out is all i'm suggesting. and decide sooner rather than later, there's only 374 spaces left. it will sell out in a few more weeks.

Shannon said...

If you do the Rock n' Roll half in Virginia Beach, I'll be your cheerleader and also treat you to dinner! :) Very fun race!

Anne said...

I think you're going to have very full days in 2009. Good luck finding that balance.

Sherry said...

I LOVE reading 'race plan' posts. They are the best part about the year coming to a close. I think your schedule looks awesome so far... and yes, you ABSOLIUTELY CAN do all of those races! :o)

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!!!

Makita said...

Great plans for '09! I'll be following along with you. :)

Wishing you the very best this holiday season. God Jul!

Wes said...

Phew! You hit all those and you'll have one busy year!! Go for it!!!

Kita said...

Great Plans. I can't wait to see what the year holds for you.

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Jess said...

Keep me posted on whether or not you decide to do VA Beach. I did that two years ago and loved it and am definitely thinking about doing it again.

hepsmom said...

Wowsers! You're my hero. Sounds like an active new year!

I am SO going to try the Eucalyptus scrub! Thanks for the tip!

Jess said...

That looks like a great plan for '09!

Deniel Hopkins said...

gr8 post and a greater targets set...wish u all the luck! :)
u r inspiration to many!!