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Sooo…Now What?

Posted Nov 10 2013 4:57pm

That’s a great question.

I was pretty sure that 2014 was going to be another Ironman year for me…but I see what my work schedule is going to be like for the next 10 months and…well I do not see it happening.

Some people who don’t know what a forester does think I skip around the woods all day with my dog talking to birds and deer like Snow White, but it isn’t like that at all. 

I am not complaining – it is just how it is.

At first, I was really bummed…I wanted to come back blazing and ready to hit it hard.  I was ready to take on a coach and build early and work on my bike and really have an amazing Ironman year…But…

Then I started having to leave my house at 4:30am for work.  I wasn’t getting home until 7pm.  The only thing I was hitting hard was my pillow at the end of the day. 

I mean I GUESS if I really wanted it, I would get up at like 2:45am, get an hour in before work…or I could get home at 7pm and get an hour in and eat and talk to John and pat Porter on the head as I fall asleep. 

It is times like these that motivational quotes really piss me off.   

When I see someone post a quote like “Someone busier than you is running right now” or “If you want it you will find a way, if you don’t, you will find an excuse,” I want to throw my laptop/iPad/iPhone across the room and scream.

Anyway, moving on…What can I do that make sense and can fit into my schedule?

I feel that my on my feet fitness is pretty good, I am always walking in the woods for my job, walking my dog after work, hiking in my spare time. 

Trail running. 

It is almost a no-brainer for me.

This will let me spend more time with this guy:

AND…I can spend more time running trails that take me to places with views like these, places that really fills me with happiness and wholeness and makes me smile:

So while I don’t have a schedule planned or any races picked out, I feel pretty good about the upcoming season of racing.  It actually feels pretty good to be looking at something completely new and different. 

Thanks for reading!

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