Thursday, January 18, 2018


It seems this is the year of "The Half" - half marathon and half ironman.  When I first started in triathlon I raced A LOT!  Racing was (and still is) my favorite thing to do - it keeps me focused on a goal and I love the energy of being at a race with all of my friends.  There is just something magical about race morning.  But over the past few years, I've realized the cost and travel is just not sustainable for my current life.  Triathlon is an EXPENSIVE sport!  We hear this a lot: "You paid to do that?" - not only do we pay to race, the fee is not cheap - then add in driving there, hotel, eating - it adds up quickly!  The past few years I've really cut back on racing in an effort to save money and I just needed a little break.

When I was deciding what to do for 2018, I figured this was the year for me to Go Big and this is BIG for me!  I registered for the NYC Half Marathon, in March - it's a race I've done twice before but I want this year's race to be one that I'm not dreading or dying through.  I'd like to once be actually well prepared for it and enjoy the entire race and the post race festivities.  So far, I'm on track.  I'm also so excited to be raising money for my favorite charity ever - Girls on the Run New Jersey North - feel free to click here to donate - you won't regret it!

The other big race is a 70.3 - that's a Half Ironman - which for me is CRAZY.  It's crazier than crazy but I finally felt like "it was time".  My beloved, loyal and hard working training parter signed up for the race as well so we are well on our way to training...right Tara??!!!!

As of today, there are 58 days until NYC Half Marathon and 180 days until 70.3...that seems a little closer than it should!  But I think we are on track.
We are out there in all kinds of weather!
....but always make sure we get a hot cuppa after!

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