Going home and Going forward

Following IMC I had a not-so-laid back week. I traveled from Penticton to Boulder all day Tuesday, moved from my old home to my new home on Wednesday and Thursday, traveled to Houston on Friday and spent the weekend touching with base with family and friends, some of whom I had not seen in almost two years. I got back to Boulder on Monday evening and I was wrecked. There is nothing more exhausting than doing stuff. Upon my return I have started to exercise again. After four days of moving again I am starting to feel more rested (bit of a paradox there) and I'm not as sluggish each morning when I wake up. The weather in Boulder is fantastic and I look forward to training again without carrying 17 bottles on a long ride. I think September and October are the best months in Colorado, by far.

I will be finishing my season at Ironman Arizona on November 23rd. I had originally planned to race in Hawaii, but I have decided I would like to race a late season IM as I will not have the oppurtunity to race early in 2009 (read about the Endurance Corner Camp below). I'm hoping to also toe the line at Longhorn 70.3 in Austin on October 5th, but I'm going to wait to see how in the next couple weeks. Those two races will be all that remains in the 2008 season.


My buddy Chris McDonald traveled down to Kentucky last weekend and finished 2nd at IM Louisville. He then hopped in a car and drove eight hours north to Madison, Wisconsin where he plans to race IM Wisconsin this weekend. Chris told me he was going to try the double a few weeks ago and I just laughed and shook my head. I told him I was going to buy a ticket to Madison and stand at the 5K mark of the run just so I could ask him how his legs were feeling. I also told him he couldn't travel back to Boulder and complain to me about being tired because I don't want to hear it!

I'm sure he will do fine as nothing ever seems to break him. Best of luck to Chris, Blake, Robert, and Josh this weekend. I look forward to being on the other end of ironman.com this weekend.


p.s. Yes. The Aggie game was depressing.