2013 Schedule

Well it's holiday season and it's been a few weeks since I've actually blogged. For those of you that missed "My Day with Betty" VLOG last week, go check it out. During the off season there's not much to blog about. There's no races in the near future and it's just all about family time, structuring the next season, planning races and getting in good base work. My season next year? For the most part it will look something like this:

January: R&R 1/2 marathon. Really the only "serious" running race I'll do all year. Although this year I won't be hammering track workouts over the winter in getting ready for this one. This will strictly be all off of aerobic work so we'll see how it goes. Not planning to go 1:14 like I did last year!

March: Desert Triathlon: I really had fun doing this race last year and it's a great race to "open up" with.

April: Ragnar Relay. This will be the 4th year in a row I've done it and it's pretty much become a tradition and a great running based workout.

May: Ironman St. George 70.3 It was a tough call between chasing a Vegas spot or partying with my Wattie team mates but if I'm going to throw down money for a 70.3 then I need to go after St. George. I'm a climber on the bike and a strong runner, so this race suits me. Plus I like the idea of mixing it up this year at different races.

June: Ironman Boise 70.3 Almost pulled the trigger on this race last year, time to go after it this year!

June: San Diego International: This will be my 3rd time doing this race too. This year (although the results say otherwise) I won the overall amateur and I'd like to maybe join next year in the elite wave if the season is going well.

July: Ironman Lake Stevens 70.3 or (Vineman-wait list) This is a maybe. If I don't qualify at either St. George or Boise I'll do this race for sure. If not I want to make the trip up. I love that part of the country and getting away with the family up there appeals to me. We'll see.

Sept: Ironman World Championships 70.3 *If I qualify As I noted, that's the goal this year. I only gave myself one shot this year and giving myself 3 next year.

So that's it. I'm more focused coming into this winter and am paying extra attention to the details that I never did before. I guess you can say I'm more disciplined because it's not just all about logging the hours/miles - the stuff in between is the hard part and I hope to get it right!

I'll leave you with a bunch of pics over the past weekends. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and best wishes for you and your family over Christmas and the New Year.

Thanksgiving family pic. Love.
2nd stop Thanksgiving dinner
Good beer was consumed
The whole family
Some fun riding and good beer. Love my winter warmer beers!
Visiting with Santa!
Love this little guy!
And her...she's just a little bit excited about xmas.
Which totally makes it fun for Amy and I again.
Tasters at a new brewery - Weins! Happy Holidays everyone


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