I have finally started to think about 2013 (at least a little) and even have signed up for a couple races. I have a friend that wants to try and Kona Qualify at the St. Croix 70.3 in May (they offer 30 Vegas slots and 30 Kona slots). I’m not up to racing, but I told him that I would train with him. It should be good for us both. As for my races, I signed up for a indoor tri series at the Y. It will be 3 races in each January, February, and March. Races include 15 minutes of each discipline with 5 minute transitions. I also took advantage of a Cyber Monday sale and signed up for Tri Del Sol for only $40! Tri Del Sol was actually my first tri ever back in 2008. It should be fun to see how much I can crush my time by.
And of course as soon as I start thinking about next year, I get injured. I pulled a muscle or something which is causing my some pain in my lower rib cage. It seems to be fine for running and cycling, but swimming is a no go. I tried yesterday and stopped after 200 yards. Swimming itself doesn’t bother it that much, but the turns (both flip and open) hurt like crazy. I’m going to take it easy for a couple days and probably start back up again next week if it is feeling better.
The season is upon us for my favorite holiday snack – Chex Mix! I made my first batch last night and have plenty more cereal for at least 3 more batches. I have to put on a winter warmth layer and this should help!