Sunday, December 5, 2010

2011 Plans...Sort of


I am pretty sure as a little kid I was kind of like Calvin, an adventurer with a huge imagination who always had my parents wondering what I was going to do next.  Right now I am up on that ladder, getting ready to jump into my 2011 season.  I can almost hear my mother yelling something like "DON'T SIGN UP FOR ANY MORE RACES!"  Just because every time I talk to her I say something like, "You know what would be really cool? Rev3 in Costa Rica!  THEN I could do...this and this and this..."  

It is no surprise that I have a huge list of what I would really like to do, followed by what I can really afford to do, followed by what the realities of what time and life will allow me to do.  I should have my 2011 plans secured within the next week or so.  At this point, the only races I really have set in stone are The Tuckerman Inferno, and the obvious race I have been yapping about since July (Ironman Lake Placid only 230 days away!!!!)

Actually, the one thing I know is that I will be volunteering at a few more races this year; local sprint tris that I usually compete in but just might not fit right into my IMLP training schedule.  This will be good for me because I get energy and motivation from helping other people, and nothing is better than a little volunteering to get that jolt.  If I ever get too old to race or something then I would definitely still volunteer a bunch, it is that good for me. 

As far as races and other adventures, I am looking beyond the Ironman too, I don't want to get the post-IM blues.  I have a trip in Baxter planned post IM (if that place doesn't make a person happy, nothing will), then I plan to do a few more races locally to end the season. 

It is kind of funny, when I started writing, I didn't think I had a lot to say, I just liked that Calvin and Hobbes cartoon (in my humble opinion, the best, most brilliant cartoon EVER). 


I hope you all had a awesome Sunday. 
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November Totals: November was sort of the pre-build period.
Swim: 10,500 yards (WOW, that is pretty good for me)
Bike: 190 miles
Run: 48 miles
246 miles total


Weekly Totals: Entering the build period
Swim: 2700 yards
Bike: 84 miles
Run: 17 miles

18 comments:

Velma said...

It is better to wait to set a schedule. It is so early. Have a great weekend

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I am with ya Mandy! So many cool races but unfortunately only one Jeff.

My main goal is EXACTLY 24 weeks away. Every thing before that is training and everything after is unplanned.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

remember that stupid bumper sticker, that said something like too many men, not enough time? Our sticker would say, too many tri's, not enough time. You posted some nice numbers for November. Keep up the good work.

Christi said...

I feel like Calvin myself! However, I have had to gain some control over my schedule and it has been hard! I love racing!

Jon said...

OMG I am considering quitting my job so I can experience all of the races I want to do before my body falls apart. This whole job thing is so overrated, right?

TreeMapper said...

Actually I am shocked you only have 2 events listed..... by now I figured you'd have 4 or 5 more.... You're not gettin soft on us, right? =:-[

Jon Gilchrist said...

love the "sort of"..gotta have that flexibility to change with the fact that sometimes...life happens. Nice totals, too.

The Green Girl said...

I am very impressed with the swimming - way to go, girl!

mountain hardwear said...

impressive post!!!!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

If you can pull it off (financially), before IMLP sign up for another IM somewhere (half or whole). Blues will be diminished because you have something else to look forward to.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Happily, all our kids are Calvin-like. I'm always pushing them outside to go play some Calvinball. Now how could a race be run the samw ay?

Jennifer said...

Nice numbers! And great goals. I too find my self getting crazy about what to enter for 2011. Even if I had all the money and time in the world it would still be hard! Cheers!

Luke said...

I am think very much like you. If my monetary and time resource were endless I would bnever be home becasuse i am always seeing stuff i want to do.

JohnP said...

Hah - I made that mistake last year. Laundry list of events that overwhelmed us. This year we are cutting all the way back. Need more time to relax etc.

Anne-Marie said...

Planning some other races, cool trips/events, etc for after IMLP will definitely help with the post-IM blues... at least it did in my case!

Sue Sitki said...

I LOVE CALVIN AND HOBBES!!!!

Aside from that... I hope we can actually 'meet' in Lake Placid! I'll be there with Eric (hubby) to cheer on friends and he (Eric) may sign up again for 2010 - you never know...

You are a BUSY girl!! GO, GO, GO!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

HAHAHA, lets see, its febuary, would you rather be in Maine/Ohio or Costa Rica, thats the easiest decision in the world, and so what if a race happens to be going on at the same time of the visit. Thats just added fun

DRog said...

Rev3 Costa Rica look unreal
******* 230 *******

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