Now 7 things...doesn't seem like a lot, but it took me a while!
These are 7 things I'm looking forward to in 2017...
|My only impressive yoga pose|
2. Less racing. What?!! Over the last 13 months, I raced 5 Ironman races, as well as 3 (maybe more) halfs as well as other smaller, local races. That's a LOT. For the mind and the body. I'm not planning on racing an IM until Kona, and will race shorter races to build speed, but am looking forward to a few less races this year. I've been exercising for the last 6 weeks since Arizona, but I'm still not really ready to TRAIN. And for now, I'm OK with that. It's not time yet and I think after LY, a bigger rest is A-OK. Does it suck not being race fit? Absolutely, but it's not time to be race fit. Do I get grumpy on group rides when I am the lanterne rouge? For sure, but again, it's not race day, is it?
|Experiences AND Hawaii!|
|Can you see "Aloha"?|
4. More experiences and less things. This year, when Christmas rolled around, I couldn't think of anything I wanted save one pair of shoes. Thankfully and luckily, we have everything we want, material wise. So now, it's time to seek how to carve out more time for experiences with those I love the most. Whether it's long rides or runs with friends or trips to see family, I'd rather spend my discretionary $$ on being with those I love than a material possession. Editor's note...not that I don't enjoy shiny, new things...I CERTAINLY do.
|Ohio and my parents|
|Riding down the coast w/these two|
|Smiles on Alii Drive|
And there you have it. Here's to your more's and even your less's...let's enjoy 2017!