Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What’s Next?

Ah…so the triathlon season for the year is over.  What now?  It is a little early to start training for Ironman, so…what is on deck for the next little bit?  After the Goofy Challenge in 2008 and the Disney Marathon in 2009 I’m not really up for another marathon in January 2010.  My heart just isn’t in to the distance training right now.  So instead:

  • Discover my inner domestic goddess: It is time to get back in the kitchen.  Taking the time to create delicious meals between all of my training this summer was really tough.  But I do love to cook, so it is time to get my nutrition back on track.
  • Raid the wine cellar: If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you know I love wine!  I had a few cases just sitting in my basement thanks to a lack of storage.  It was time to organize so I picked up a new (larger) wine rack from IKEA yesterday.  Going through my collection was fun as I filled up the new wine rack…but it made me realize that I need to start drinking some of it!
  • Become one with the paint chips: Um…I’ve lived in my home for almost three years and I still haven’t repainted at all?  Maybe this fall I’ll have some time to put into that.
  • Declutter: I still have moving boxes in my garage…that were packed up in July 2006.  Time to finally go through them!  (Although I think I’ve been saying this for awhile…)
  • Say hello to a little speed: Endurance training is not conducive to getting faster.  So expect to see a lot of speed work on the run in the next little bit!  And some 10K racing (that Angie says will help me get faster)!
  • Set a goal: Don’t mistake all of this cooking, wine consuming and decorating to mean that I won’t be training…  I am setting my sights on the Austin 3M Half Marathon on January 24th.  Why this race?  I have several friends in Texas that I need to visit.  A half marathon in January is a manageable distance to train for – less commitment than a marathon!  If you check out the elevation profile for the race you’ll notice that it is a whole lotta downhill…  So my goal?  To see if I can train to go sub-2:00 on a half marathon.  I still have to register and get a flight down to Texas…so it isn’t a sure thing (I normally wait to make an announcement until the cash is committed) but it is most definitely the plan.

I’ll still be swimming and biking of course too, not to worry!

16 comments:

Susi said...

your plan sounds wonderful! feel free to call me if you need help with the wine too! LOL. oh, and you should talk to keith about wine making...sounds like it will be right up your alley!

congrats on signing up for IMC 2010, i'll be out there screaming and cheering for you!!! thank you for being there for me too!

Molly said...

Wah! All my friends are posting "end of season/what's up for next year" blog posts and I still have 3 months till my season is over!

Just kidding. Sounds like good stuff on tap for you! :)

joyRuN said...

Your downtime sounds waaay productive!

Carlee said...

sounds like a really fun plan!!!!

Julie said...

When you start creating some great meals -- please post your recipes! Even it if is: "Smear one side of bread with peanut butter, and another slice with jam, put together." LOL!!
Because I need all the ideas I can get! :):)

Good luck with those moving boxes...I have a basements that is filled with 8 years of crap and counting! Hahahahahaha!! I did make a teeny tiny dent in it this year -- sold a bunch of stuff at my Mom's garage sale and made $100. But, alas, you wouldn't know it by looking in my basement. Sigh.

My Mikey likes to hang onto things, and I can't just toss his stuff out. I tried, and let e tell you, I learned my lesson in a hurry! LOL!!

Good luck with the speed training! :)

Marlene said...

Sounds like a good plan to me! I'm also hoping to do some unpacking/organizing and painting around our house this fall. We've been moved in since Jan '08 and I don't really feel 'settled'.

The January Half sounds like a great idea and a good shot at your sub-2:00!

Tri Dave said...

Wow! That looks like a fun Half!

Nikki said...

My best advice is to just throw out the boxes that are still packed! If you haven't needed them in 3 years, you probably won't ever! ha ha. Mike and I just finally threw out our last couple boxes we've been dragging aroudn.

aron said...

sounds like you have a great plan ahead to get you to IMC!!!

RockstarTri said...

The motto of a group I train with is "the beauty is in the balance." Enjoy this time.

lindsay said...

sounds like a solid plan to me! after all your intense tri training you deserve a little break from 100% working-out. it's crazy how much time it takes up - i have lots of "domestic" to do's piling up as well... sigh. let me know when you get through your list and i'll send you mine! :) haha.

Rainmaker said...

So many solid things to knock out in the offseason - nice list! Though - I believe you are missing a critical item - eat lots of ice cream.

NJ said...

As you discover your inner domestic goddess, please feel free to post a few of your recipes. I could use some culinary inspiration...especially going into the winter months where food seems to get boring.

Love the new blog look!

I wish I could ship wine to you there. We have a few really good wineries in Minnesota. Apparently our state is very conducive to growing good green grapes! If you ever come to MN, let me know and I'll bring you to a couple of the vineyards for a tasting!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'm so excited you signed up for an Ironman, I'm so looking forward to following your journey!

Danielle said...

Don't feel bad about boxes. I've lived in my house for 8 years and still have boxes I've never unpacked...need to go through them one of these days. Sounds like some good goals.

RoadBunner said...

Sub 2!! Aah, my dream, too :)