Saturday, January 10, 2015

A New Year

As 2015 has entered our lives, plans are in full swing for an active year.  I have noticed that the "season" never really ends in the endurance world.  This makes sense since as an endurance athlete you must be able to endure long hours of logging miles.

My last race was supposed to be the Annapolis Classic in 2014.  It became my first ever DNS (Did Not Start).  I went to an awesome trail camp in Texas with Team RWB in November, and messed my ankle up pretty good on the last full day at camp.

Over the next month I healed and did ground work preparing for the next turn of the calendar.  I have done more weight training in the last 6 weeks than I usually do and I feel much better.  This year will be a better race year for me as I fall under the colors of Big Sexy Racing Rx3, I return as an Ambassador for Hammer Nutrition, Hyperwear, IceDot , X-1 Audio and a member of Team Tri-Lunatics.  I am also more involved with Team RWB and of course still with WWP.  I hope to represent all very well this year.

For 2014 I had a structured race schedule planned out.  For 2015 as I transition from Military to Civilian life my calendar will be filled as I go.  I have three events on the books so far.  The Tribe ½ marathon in Williamsburg, Va,
22 Feb.  The Country Music Marathon, Nashville, TN 25 April.  My first 70.3 Ironman Chattanooga May 17.  I know I will fill the gaps as I go but I am not stressing the events as much as the training this year.

With my retirement form the Army means planning for a party to thank all those who supported me throughout the two decades of service.  The timing of it this year also will coincide with my mini me graduating HS so it will be a dual event (easier on the cook, me).   Then 1 month later will be the Annual Haley's Team Twilight run.  Busy again till July, I would not have it any other way.

What are you up to this year?

Good Luck in all you do this year, may your feet be swift, your wheels be fast and the waves flow with you.