I started my 2012 with 6 races already on the calendar for the year. I’m a goal setter and I love to always be in training for something specific, so having these to look forward to keeps me personally motivated and inspired to train and inspire. Yahoo!
My first race of the year is tomorrow, Sunday, February 5th: Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach. It’s a beautiful course right along the Pacific Ocean and we have such a fun group of newbies and marathon vets from TRIBE and Team Hardbody pumped and ready to go. We started training last October 1st and kicked it in to high gear after the holidays refining our diets and combining CrossFit with sprints and distance runs. I’m stoked to start the season and I’m always gearing up for competition. There’s always something to beat: my personal best overall time; my 7:40/mile pace; my partner in training crime, Adri. But the gauntlet got thrown for Surf City! This Half, there’s even more on the line...
It’s a race within the race! Adri and me vs. Team BJ! We’re in a race for our lives (ok, fine…just our pride!) against BroMan and Jam, two athletes and worthy adversaries. The team with the lowest combined time wins. If Team BJ beats us, Adri and I have to sling beers and bus tables in t-shirts of shame at Riley’s, our favorite post-race place to hydrate. Or when we beat BroMan and Jam, they have to do my spin class at The Belmont. Sitting front and center. In nothing but PINK SPEEDOS (ok, fine…we’ll let them wear spin shoes, too. Safety first!) and a cloud of defeat. Poor Team BJ. I hope they don’t have any embarrassing tan lines.
So, tonight we’ll carb up and hydrate at a Surf City Carb Party with chicken, veggies, fruit and Pedialyte. We're going to get lots of sleep. And tomorrow we run, we dominate, and toast our victory at the finish with mimosas and Jell-o shots! Wish us luck.