Friday, September 7, 2012

What is Next?

My life has been filled with questions like, "What is next?" or "How do you top an ironman?" or "Will you do it again?"  And you know what, I have no idea.  Normally I have something planned to do next, but at this time, I have no clue. 

I decided to do Ironman Louisville in December last year when Ken and I are were in between homes.  We were living in an apartment that we hated after we had just turned our lives upside down (it was all our choice, please know that!) and I thought it was the perfect time for me to focus on something that was a dream of mine.  Yes, we only lived in the apartment for one more month after I signed up for the race, but what can you do.  The only person besides Ken that knew I wanted to do an ironman was my friend Michelle.  I still think she was a little shocked when I actually pulled the trigger.  :)

So here I am, the first time since 2006 that I do not have some marathon or something planned.  I am not so sure that I like it either.  I mean, sure the freedom is nice, but I like having a goal to look forward to. 

I would love to run the Leadville 100, but I am not sure that I am ready to tackle 100 miles on foot.  I know, you are probably thinking that I signed up for an ironman without ever doing a triathlon before, but I think having never run more than 26.2 miles and trying to run 100 miles in the rockies is a little crazy.  So yes, that seems right up my alley. 

Will I do another ironman?  I do not know.  I had a fabulous experience in Louisville and I am not sure that anything will ever top that.  I also do not know if I will feel the same way about the race since my first ironman is out of the way.  I mean, I smiled the entire time and kept a great attitude.  Would I be able to do that again?  Of course there is this voice in my head that is screaming that I can beat the time I had in Louisville.  I have been shutting her up with Pumpkin Spice Lattes and brownies.  :)

Right now the only thing on my agenda is Lake Tahoe in a few weeks with my super supportive husband and then Cancun in November. 

Oh, but don't worry, I am almost sure that I will have my next endurance event lined up before the month is over.  I mean I work in an office for heaven's sake, I have time to stalk race websites.  And internet shop.  I swear I spend more money during my slow season at work, all thanks to the internet and free shipping offers. 

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday Jill!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

100 - that would be crazy and cool! I just wish I could run races like that without all the grueling training that goes with it. :)

Yep, internet shopping kills me. So many "deals" out there!

Can't wait to hear what your next adventure will be!