It may look like I'm going slow but I'm just getting started.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My Summer of Fitness

I really need (or want, since it's less of an imperative) to do a Warrior Dash report but I'm real, what's that word again, oh yes - lazy. I was even featured in a slide show and everythang! So I'll get right on that...soon.

This Sunday I am doing a mini sprint. I originally planned to totally dominate the Athena category but that was before I fell off my bike and hurt my arm. And this turn of events both depressed and frightened me so I became lazy (er) than normal and didn't train as effectively as I should have. But I'm still going to do the race, which is a huge accomplishment for me. I am regularly one to just flake out if things don't go my way. But how can I flake out of a 150 meter swim/10 mile bike/half mile run? I'm just going to get out there and do it. And hopefully there will only be three Athenas and I can be second or third. I rode the bike course yesterday and, after getting turned around, managed to make pretty good time. Hopefully my luck will hold Sunday.

After Sunday I have a whole summer of super fun runs planned. That makes me laugh. the summer. Alas I will brave the heat (and desert tortoise comparisons) to participate in the Arizona Road Racer's summer run series. Five runs for $35 is a steal. And I won't feel bad about flaking out on a couple (3 or 4) if I'm only losing $35. I spend that on one trip to Starbucks, hence the reason I need to run. It's a cycle. They also have a walk series so if anyone is intimidated by 16 minute 5Kers (me-not the 16 minutes, the intimidation) you can sign up to walk. I'm just trying to gather some support here. Possibly enough people to carry me back to the car.


  1. We're going to have so much fun out there in the heat! I can't wait! Fun runs in the summer rock! I am anxiously awaiting the full Warrior Dash report and now the report of the Seville Tri. If you didn't learn any lessons the hard way yesterday, I'd be happy to offer a few for your series. :)

  2. Oh, I learned a few things the hard way. Don't make a rookie shifting mistake and drop your chain. But how can I complain when, despite the chain debacle, I still placed in my age group and Athena? I will never do any race but Seville! : )

  3. Thanks for the follow. I'm glad to see we have alot of similarities. Way to go on the weight loss. :)

  4. Thanks Running Mama! Maybe we will run into each other (pun intended, but now I wish it wasn't) on the road!