I have decided to make Blue Lake a duathlon race for me, not triathlon. I'm putting a lot of energy into getting ready for my half-marathon, and if I tried to add the swim in there, lacking as my skills are at this point (not a lie!), I'd take away from the goals I've set for this year. I have plenty of time/years to work toward the full triathlon goal, and do it sensibly. So, this year it's run/bike/run.
Every day seems easier, and I'm really loving this life choice. And, I love that I have such a great support group - growing in size and quality. (If you're reading this - that includes you!)
I've also chosen my 40th birthday marathon (2/2013). The Birch Bay Marathon and Half (Birch Bay, WA), has no time limit - everyone gets to finish! The date isn't set yet, but I think it's President's Day Weekend - the weekend before my birthday. I'm looking for some folks to commit to go with me. (There IS a half, if you're not ready to commit to the full.) Will you join me? (DS has said he will!)
And, as always, I'm LIVING MY FIT DREAMS, as I weed out the lies and plant new life. (Shall I put an Easter plug in here? New Life!)