Happiness is a giant empty smoothie glass.
How is your Monday chugging along? I confess â€“ I donâ€™t feel like itâ€™s Monday at all! First of all, I had a prenatal check-up at 7:30 AM, which sounds brutal but â€“ trust me â€“ itâ€™s not. When you have a crazy, fun, loud, and awesomely energetic toddler, going to the doctorâ€™s ALONE is kind of like a trip to a quiet, relaxing spaâ€¦ especially when itâ€™s just one of those â€œLetâ€™s hear the heartbeat and have you pee in a cupâ€ appointments. Do you feel me? Practically a spa appointment (minus the back massage, and I could reaaaaally use a back massage).
And then I came home, the Husband and I did the parent â€œTag, Youâ€™re It!â€ and I took Henry to the pool, where we swam with his friends for a long time.
It was a glorious way to spend a Monday morning, indeed.
So â€“ yesterday, I was thinking about RACES. I havenâ€™t raced a lot this year â€“ I did one event in March (a half marathon) and then the back-to-back 5K and 10K in June. The last race was my 58th event! Crazy.
I did so many events between 2009 â€“ 2011 and then really slowed down once I got pregnant with Henry. What used to be a (very expensive) once-a-month hobby has kind of been put on the back burner for a few years (with some big exceptions, I guess!).
When I realized yesterday that I was at 58 events, I decided that I really want to make my 60th event a special â€œWelcome BACCCCCKâ€ post-baby triathlon. Nothing crazy long â€“ just a nice goal to work towards after Little One is born. I did a triathlon 11 weeks after Henry was born, but I really phoned in the race, which was totally fine at the time. But Iâ€™d like my 60th race to be a solid effort, ya know? Since Little One is due in December, I figure Iâ€™ll have five months of solid training and then I can do an event around June 2015.
Itâ€™s a loooong way off (and Iâ€™ve got to squeeze a baby out, survive the newborn months, and figure out how to train with two kids first), but itâ€™s really fun to plan ahead! Honestly, it doesnâ€™t help that Iâ€™m an active reader of the Tri-Fecta group â€“ reading all the race recaps gets me so excited.
Do you race a lot? Are you eyeing a special event in the next year or so?