Friday, November 9, 2007
Full hibernation mode
-Living it up in one of my favorite places in the world (the harrington cabin in big sur)
I haven't posted in a while b/c I have been busy celebrating my state of hibernation from the world of structured training and racing. It feels good to be catching up on all of the things that I have put off and/or stayed away from for the past 9 months....ie. beer (Okay,I did drink beer during the season but just not as much as I do now) , late nights, excessive eating, the list goes on.
I have really enjoyed spending time with Jess and friends. Every off-season I realize how much effort it takes to be a triathlete and I realize how amazing my support crew really is (Jess, Family, Friends). Thanks for everything guys!
-It doesn't look like the smartest combination but I assure you we are always very safe. The shooting takes place in the morning before the real festivities begin.
With all this free time (I have been working a lot actually but without workouts to fit in life seems so easy) I have had time to think about next season. I have decided to try to qualify for Kona, the hawaii ironman. I mentioned several months ago that I was going to do ironman arizona but I have been questioning that decision for the last 2 months, trying to decide if that was what I wanted or if I wanted to just focus on Xterra. After much thought I decided to go for it. So, come December 1 we are embarking on an ironman journey in pursuit of a slot to the Ironman World Championships (Kona 2008). My efforts will be directed toward qualifying for Kona until ironman arizona is completed (April 13th). After April 13th the door is wide open and it is at that point that I will decide what road I want to go down (xterra, other fun races, whatever). So, in a nut shell it is all about ironman arizona until april 13th and then I will decide what I want to do. If I don't get a slot at ironman arizona I will likely find another race to qualify at. If I do qualify it is very possible that I will charge the xterra scene since I love it so much.
--For now, the hibernation continues!