• 2010 Race Calendar

    01.17 - Samson Stomp 5K
    04.24 - Deer Run 10K
    05.01 - Door County Half Marathon
    07.11 - Pewaukee Triathlon
    08.01 - Bradford Beach Tri
    09.11 - TosaFest 5K

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1 Bike + 1 Run = 2 Tired Legs

First, the good news.  I did manage to successfully get on the treadmill and run last night.  I’ve mentioned before how working out in the evening has been a challenge for me and last night was no different.  I contemplated for a few minutes whether it would be best to hit the treadmill or to sit on the couch and take it easy for the night.  Thankfully, I made the right choice and I’m glad I did.

On Tuesdays, I usually try to do a longer run (recently, it’s been between 4 and 5 miles).  Last night, I made it 1.5 miles.  Under normal circumstances, that would be a disappointing results but I’m looking at it as an accomplishment instead of a missed goal.  Here’s my logic – I rarely run at night.  My motivation and energy levels are down.  It’s why I much prefer working out midday.  I didn’t want to work out at all.  But I did.  I put on the shorts and shoes and made it happen.  And for that I’m proud.  And I feel much better about my choice today.  The next time I run, I’ll be shooting for the 4-5 mile distance but today I’m satisfied with 1.5 miles.

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The Samson Stomp 5K

I officially committed to my first race of 2010 – The Samson Stomp 5K.

The only catch?  It’s outside.  In Wisconsin.  In January.  I don’t know how many of you have been to the upper Midwest in winter but it’s cold.  And snowy.  And cold!

Still, it’ll be good to get back to racing again.  I haven’t done one since the half marathon in May of 2009.  I kind of ignored the 5K distance as I was preparing for the half marathon last year so it will be nice to try out the short race again.

If you’re in the Milwaukee area, consider checking it out.  It’s at the Milwaukee County Zoo and supports a great facility and cause!