Saturday, November 10, 2007

What next?

To be honest, I'm not sure what comes next. I don't know if I have the energy to go for a fast(er) race in Rotorua (or Chch) 08, then try for the BQ in October. I can stomach the thought of a marathon in a year, but to do Rotorua well next year I'd have to start training in January. I'm unlikely to suddenly start working 9-5, or 8-6. I want to keep exercising, but maybe just to have fun or work out for awhile, not to train. Plus, I'm going to be involved in planning some fairly large events next year- do I want more stress?

But then the emails start coming in- those ones saying "come race with us next year!" and oh boy it's hard not to get excited. Remembering those climbs in Rotorua, the first sight of the lake. The view from the top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Seeing my wonderboy's face on the course.

And then there's these whole other goals. Trail races and eventually ultras. There's a 70k I'm dying to do, and I absolutely 100% swear I am going to be hitting the trails on a regular basis. I'm trying to figure out how Rogaine races work- P and I figure that with my cryptic crossword skills and his memory and sense of direction, we'll still be last, but maybe not by much.

Then there's weightlifting, bikram yoga, the new combat class at the gym, getting proficieint on my bike before we hit the hills of the South Island over Christmas. Open water swim season, the summer pool now open in Thorndon. Bridesmaids dresses to tone my arms for.

What's a girl to do?!

11 comments:

Wes said...

Quit your belly aching and get back at it ;-)

Phil said...

So many options! You're going to have a great summer.

The Scott Family said...

You forgot about Ironman :)

Lisa said...

Yeah- longer and faster, basically!

My goals for next season are a sub 2:15 half mare, and to finish an olympic distance tri. AHHH.

Bruce said...

Decisions decisions eh. What about something like the Xterra half at Rotovegas in April? Not so much training required and a great race.

Steve Stenzel said...

What IS a girl to do? Is bikram yoga the HOT yoga? What's that like?

Kieran Mischewski said...

I'd go with Bruce's idea. The Xterra in Rotorua's a great race and pretty relaxed. I'm thinking of doing it with my sister - that's if I'm not to wiped out from Ironman NZ, mind you would be a good way to get back into things again.

Coach Tammy said...

oh my. I'm tired from just reading this post! I have to go take a nap now. ;)

Good luck prioritizing. Sounds like a lot of fun stuff going on.

GP said...

Doh! I was going to say you forgot the Ironman... but someone beat me to it! But you do have bridesmaid dresses to prep for. And that's huge. Have a good one!

Lucinda said...

Are you doing the city half in Feb?

I'm doing to 10km, hobbling.

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Steve Stenzel said...

Dunno. Just stay in shape and pick the ones as they come!