Let the races begin!!

Race season officially begins for me this week. And I'm a bit nervous. I haven't been running like I was last year at this time. I was really running a lot last year, but then discovered my passion for cycling, and running took a backseat to pedaling. Add to my already reduced running schedule a slight cold with an asthma flare-up, and I haven't done much cardio in 10 days. I've been doing Pilates and walking my dog and walking on the treadmill, but nothing too difficult. I don't want to push myself and end up sick for a long time like what happened in September after the Venice Triathlon. I wasn't blogging then, but in a nutshell, I raced when I was very sick. I had strep throat and bronchitis and pushed my body too hard. It took a long time for me to recover. But here we are in 2013, and I'm ready to kick it in to high gear!! But not this week. LOL. My friend Caroline plans to take it easy too, so we'll putter around together, doing a little bit of jogging and a lot of walking, picture taking, and chatting. Sounds like a great way to watch the sunrise over Tampa Bay.

Without further ado here is my race schedule for 2013:

January-Commitment Day Virtual 5K (completed)

February 2-Best Damn Race 10K

February 9-Dirty Girl 5K

March 17-Citrus Trail Run 4 miler (with my daughter Ella age 7)

April 14-Iron Girl 5K (with my daughter Ella age 7)

May 5 -Rocketman Triathlon

June 9-Dunedin Beach Triathlon

July 6-Crystal River Triathlon

August 24 -Ft. DeSoto Triathlon

September 14-Life's a Beach Triathlon

October TBD-Squiggy's Revenge 12 Hour Adventure Race

November 30-Pretty Muddy 5K

December 14-Hillsborough River Quarter Marathon

Why so many races?? It's all about the bling, people. All about the bling. I love bling. And the t-shirt. And the cold beer waiting at the finish line.

This Saturday marks my first bling of 2013 and isn't she beautiful?? And it doubles as a bottle opener. Sweet.