Well, life’s mapping out the coming year. It will be another year without triathlon.
About a week after Son graduates, Goddess and I will pack up the house and move again. This time we’re off to Germany for a few years (whoo hoo!). That will take a huge chunk out of the summer, which negates any meaningful triathlon training/racing.
Over the past few weeks I’ve jealously watched everyone fleshing out their 2009 triathlon calendar. No such planning for me. Instead I’ll keep the run focus going.
So I’m sitting here this evening, enjoying a few very dark beers that are sliding down a bit easier than they should. Goddess, fresh off a new 5K PR this morning (YAY Goddess!), is egging me on by reading through the Runner’s World’s 2009 Marathon Calendar and tossing out suggestions. Very helpful suggestions, better described as schemes. For example, Luxor (Egypt), the Great Wall, Belgium, Iceland, Athens and Switzerland.
Even a few in the states, while doable, would really throw a wrench in the moving works. But of that list above, Switzerland may be doable. We’ll see.
So while she’s sitting over there giggling and throwing out locations, I’ve come up with a couple that I’ll consider in the coming days. Once I decide for sure, I’ll post them to the left.
As of right now, I’m considering a 60K (37.2mi) trail run and two marathons, both of which will be held on adjacent weekends. And the beauty is that all are a short enough drive from here that we could sleep in our own bed before and after.
So running it will be. Now I’ve just got to make it through the year without any glute issues.