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.
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.
- Around the Bay 30K, 3 person relay. Sunday March 31st.
- The New Tecumseth Memorial 5K and Half Marathon. Sunday April 28th.
- Ragnar Niagara Road Relay. May 31 to June 1st.
- Butter Tart Trot 10K. Saturday June 8th
- Tri Muskokan Triathlon. June 23rd
- Ragnar Cottage Country Trail. August 24-25th.
- 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.