I AM GOINGTO BE AN IRONMAN…or at least half of one!
This is a big year for me, so I wanted to celebrate the year with some big things. Here is what’s on tap:
April 15th – Clyde’s 10K
April 28th – DERBY HALF MARATHON – this is a biggie (one of my “A” Races) cause I’m going to be there when my BFF MsPattey achieves her goal of her 1st Marathon!
May 20th – Warrior Dash – for grins and giggles.
June 6th - 25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
June 24th – Philly Triathlon
Aug 5th – IRONMAN 70.3 NATIONAL HARBOR!!!!!!!!!
Sept 27-30 – 25TH CLASS REUNION – WEST POINT'
Oct 6th – Seagull Century
Oct 21st – Army 10 Miler
And to make this whole season even mo betta…I have IM Tarus Nelson, who will from now on be know at Coach Lionheart, as my Training Consultant. I know what you are thinking…how much does THAT cost. Well, Tarus just got his USAT Coach Certification and has started a non-profit youth triathlon team (Strive to Tri) – his goal this year is to send a group of youths this year to participate in 4 races with the funds raised. So, for a $600 donation to Strive to Tri (which I give half up front and only pay the remaining when I complete my goal race of the 70.3 and am satisfied with the services provided and my results). Strive to Tri is a Jr. Tri Team dedicated to exposing minority youths to the triathlon sport while promoting a healthier, fun lifestyle. All proceeds from Coach Lionhearts consultations will ensure our children have the resources their counterparts possess.
P.S. He does more than just coach triathletes. FYI.
I am already satisfied (albeit a tad hysterical and obsessive compulsive). He is/has already put a training plan together for me (whew, chile, intense but doable) as well as a nutrition plan (he is trying to get me to go all vegan…I’m a work in process) and I have emailed, texted and talked with him on the phone incessantly numerous times over the past few days.
I can’t wait to get started. I AM A TRIATHLET!!!
Do you have any big goals set for this year? What ya doing? Tell me all about it & lets keep each other accountable.