I’ve been following a lot of the other SFM Ambassadors as well as other local friends in the greater Bay Area running community over the last several months as they’ve crushed races, set PRs, and overcome great challenges – a first ultramarathon, overcoming an injury, finding new reasons to run. And I’ve kind of felt like I’ve been on the sidelines – I’ve been working out, running, and so on but it’s been a significant period of time since I safety pinned a race bib on my singlet.
My Half Ironman training officially kicked off today and in the midst of freaking out regarding how on earth I’m going to find three hours on certain days to train, I realized that my own racing season is just around the corner. And I do mean just! In the month of April, I’m signed up for three races in four weekends: first, the inaugural Rock N Roll SF half marathon, which will take us over the Golden Gate like our beloved SFM; next up is my first triathlon (eek!) in Napa, where I’m sure many embarrassing things will happen such as forgetting something important like bike shorts or not being able to get my wetsuit off; and the end of the month will take me to Big Sur for another marathon that’s truly right around the corner.
May brings some shorter races, another triathlon, followed by June, which will see me in yet another triathlon, this time on my birthday IN the San Francisco Bay (one of my greatest fears) and then culminating with SFM. That’s a lot of races! And it’s time to get my butt in gear.
With the upcoming marathons, I need to focus on bumping […]