Sleepless nights. Yep, several in a row. I wake up to take the dogs out, and start thinking of the possibilities. Right now, it’s the next two years worth of races. I’ve already moved on past the HOPING I can do Warrior Dash and Columbia Crossing – I know those are in the bag! It’s the “what next” that keeps me awake at night.
I’m planning the half marathon next year – and, again, KNOW I can do that. When talking with Iron Man Mike last week, I even told him that. I know I can do that today, if I needed to. Maybe not with a great time, but I know that I now have the endurance ability to finish a longer race. So, it’s time to DREAM. BIG DREAMS!
Half marathon, century ride, and yes – even thinking of that doggone swim…via triathlon. Bariathletes posted a link last week on great Ironman races for first-timers. These are Ironman 70.3 races (also known as Half Ironman races). One is in beautiful Oceanside, California…and the 2013 race will be right after my 40th birthday. Dare I dream of it? YES! ABSOLUETLY YES! I keep saying that I’m going to be better at 40 than I was at 20…and I mean it.
I have a long way to go. The 15.9 mile ride I did yesterday is barely enough for the sprint-triathlon I plan to do next year. But, it was definitely NOT the hardest ride I’ve done so far (in spite of heat and hills), and had it not been getting dark, I could have ridden a while longer. I’m not breaking any land-speed records at this point. But, I’m getting out there. And, I’m DREAMING, especially when I’m not sleeping!
Stay tuned…because I’m LIVING MY FIT DREAMS.