I didn't quit doing triathlons. I haven't quit running and working out. I just haven't had much exciting happen in the way of running or biking lately. That is a good thing. I haven't been chased by any mean or needy dogs. Just one needy kid chasing me around the block. Kidding. That is Saigie practicing for her one mile fun run.
I have remembered my phone and my helmet almost every ride. Woot. (Immediately after writing this a high school student nearly ran over me as I was passing the high school on my bike at dismissal time. I won't ride at that time ever again.)
(MOM. I exaggerate to make the blog more interesting. )
My next race is Sunday. It is the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne.
I like this triathlon. I have done it before. It is close by, so I don't have to get up at the butt crack of dawn. The water is going to be on the cold side, but it will be fine at least I won't have to worry about alligators. Maybe the cold will make me swim faster. The forecast is calling for temps between 67 and 87 that day with a chance of thunderstorms. Hey! No fair. We have not had a drop of rain since the last triathlon.
Finishing this triathlon will accomplish my goal of eight triathlons in eight months. I already have a 5k lined up for Thanksgiving. I also was dumb enough to let one of my coworkers talk me into the HUGE half marathon here in January. What was I thinking? I don't do half marathons! Many of my coworkers are doing it as well so I guess that is why I got caught up in the excitement.
So I figured if I find a race to do in December, February and March then I will have done twelve races in a year. Anyone know any good races during those months in the Houston area? Maybe a duathlon? I have never done one, but what the heck?
So that is my new goal.
In other hobby related news.....I think I have decided to get a Garmin. I have a Nike ipod plus and it works, but it doesn't record your time each mile so I have to do a lot of math and remembering each mile. Neither of those are my strong suit. I found a Garmin Forerunner 305 on e-bay for around 60.00. My problem is this: I still want a pair of skinny jeans I mentioned here, but it would be irresponsible to buy both this month. (I wouldn't have any money left over for coffee or Sonic.)
So go ahead and weigh in - Garmin, skinny jeans? Garmin, skinny jeans? (Third option stealthily rob The Coach of his allowance and buy both.)