well, this week kicks off the start of some big summer plans. well…mainly for the month of june, but depending how this month goes, the rest of the year might end up being a whirlwind/rollercoaster.
friday, i head off the east coast to hook up with flipperhead, warren and bill for a little triathlon fun. bill, warren and i are all racing mooseman 70.3 this sunday. flipper had planned on racing as well, but with a recent injury and starting a new career she didn’t think she’d be up for the distance. that’s okay, her moral support will be most welcome and i know we’ll talk her into something equally or more crazy in the near future.
as for the race, i’m excited. i don’t think i’ve trained as hard as i did for wildflower, but i’m not as anxious as i was for that race, either. i have a big goose-egg for open water swims and my longest ride this year has been 40mi, but i still feel good. i’ve had some pretty decent brick workouts over the last few months, so my confidence is still high. i’m not sure what my goals are for race day, though. i think i’ll gauge how i feel race morning and either determine to race hard or just enjoy the day [actually, either way i’ll be enjoying the day].
the race is this coming sunday, june 7th, so if you’re home and on the internet, stop by their website and check out the live internet broadcast of the race. my bib number is 285 and i’m in the second/day-glow green wave, departing at 7: 04.
following the race, i’ll be hoofing it over to manchester, uk for another work trip. i get to spend a weekend in country and am hoping that i can swing a trip to the peak district to get in some fun trail running. the little taste that i had last year with bill really has me wanting to do something in the 20-30mi range this time around.
then, i come back. and this is where the REAL fun starts. upon my return to the states, i’ll be heading up to the yosemite area to stay with the in-laws for a few weeks. they recently put their house on the market and decided to buy a retirement place up in coarsegold [just outside of yosemite’s south entrance]. for those few weeks that we’ll be staying with them, i’ll be participating in a trial run with work to determine if i can work remotely on a permanent basis.
also, while in coarsegold, we’ll be looking at real estate, quality of living, schools, etc and if we like what we find AND i get the green light from work to tele-commute, we’ll be pulling up stakes too and setting up camp in the foothills of the sierras. so, if that all pans out, then the rest of the summer is going to be nuts-o with moving and whatnot.
so, lots of big stuff happening. i’m excited and anxious for what june holds!
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