Ready to Train Again

My crazy busy fun filled jam packed schedule.

It’s been a heck of a year. Injuries , losses and disappointments. Since my last major race, I really haven’t been in the mood to train. The idea of getting up early, to get on the bike or go for a swim or a run really didn’t appeal to me. I have been distracting myself with other things, saying I am too busy to train.

While some days, my crazy busy fun filled jam packed schedule doesn’t allow me to train, I know that If I really wanted to, I would have made the time.

Don’t match, don’t care. I’m comfy.

Today, the last few days of 2018, I am finally getting that loving feeling towards triathlon training again. I am looking for a new bike and looking forward to my “play dates” on the trainer with my friends in different cities and provinces via Rouvy.

As a way to get things rolling and to build in some accountability, I’ve signed up for Ragnar’s 31 day challenge where I get active every day in January. I’m making some dates to workout with my friends at least once a week for January. Yes, I am penciling in some date this week, just as I would plan an appointment, blocking out the time. Hopefully this will help me get back in the swing of things.

While I still have no interest in the Ironman distance this year, I will definitely be doing some training this month. There are a few races on my calendar already. Some of them I have paid the entry fee, others, I will do so shortly. All of the races I have planned are “fun for me” races for a variety of reasons.

  1. Around the Bay 30K, 3 person relay. Sunday March 31st.
  2. The New Tecumseth Memorial 5K and Half Marathon. Sunday April 28th.
  3. Ragnar Niagara Road Relay. May 31 to June 1st.
  4. Butter Tart Trot 10K. Saturday June 8th
  5. Tri Muskokan Triathlon. June 23rd
  6. Ragnar Cottage Country Trail. August 24-25th.
  7. Fall destination race to be determined based on where we go.

While I have been on vacation for a few days, spending time with family, I have made it a point of being active every single day. I have gone on long walks in the cold, snowshoeing and skating on the outdoor rink.

2019 is a new year. A new beginning.

What races are you signed up for? Send your race list via written word or via voice memo to Trichatlg@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Published by Waltenbury Lise

Podcast host, triathlete, wife, mother of 3, commuter, volunteer, hockey coach, triathlon coach, and student. I am a Jane of all trades and a master of some on a journey to higher consciousness.

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