No More Counting

Post-Ironman has been a whirlwind, hence no race report blog post just yet.  Stayed out until close to midnight after the race, celebrating with teammates and cheering on late-night finishers.  Monday, we left beautiful Coeur d'Alene in the early afternoon and didn't return home until late last night. Today, I worked from 9 to 5:30 in the office, caught up on 500 emails and then helped Steph and her girlfriends prepare our wedding invitations.

I can barely keep my eyes open.

I can barely drag my legs forward to walk.

I can barely wait to begin training for the next Ironman!

So much to say about my second Ironman.  So much to share.   Please be patient with me the next few days.  Here's my initial plan of attack:

-- Lava Magazine column is due in a couple days.  My article will focus on wrapping up everything I learned from my Mind Games columns and how I applied it at IMCDA.

-- Race report for the blog will focus on the day itself, more the physical side of the event and everything that went into it.

-- Then, I'm excited to share with you my initial plans for 2012.  And with my writing.  Though I only have one race on the calendar so far (Oceanside 70.3), that will change in the coming months.

Finally though, for the first time in a year and half, I'm about to write a sentence that symbolizes not the end of a journey, but rather the beginning of a new phase in my life and training.  That sentence is: "No more days and no more counting."

No more events for the rest of the year.  No more scheduled workouts for at least the next couple months -- just fun "playing."  No gels. No heart-rate zone monitoring (easy considering my Garmin got ripped from my wrist in the chaotic IMCDA swim!). No huge clunky tri bags to pack every day of the week.  No brick workouts.

No regimens planned for me other than those that I plan for myself.

I cannot wait to get started.  First, I need to get my energy back. So I bid you good night. Race report and Lava Magazine column brewing.


(For a while at least.)