Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I am so excited

It's something like five weeks and four days to go.. not that I am counting. I've had a rest day and used it to organise the home gym, the inspiration wall and read pages of the fab book Iron Planner. I've started looking at what tshirts I want my family and support crew to wear. I am going to meet my coach on the weekend and I am going to have my first watt bike test. I am more obsessed than usual - yes it's possible - and I completely forgot to compose a blog while swimming. Instead I wrote a list of things I want to blog about but won't get time to.

So as a note to myself I want to blog about:
  • my winter bike ride - as requested by Bart
  • being coached
  • my swim camp
  • strength training and my opinionated opinions
  • why I love pilates
  • the fab Team Glow
  • learning to cycle: cycling for dummies
  • Kielder duathlon
  • riding to Holmfirth
  • how to put together a blessed Thule bike rack
  • making the transition from Grover to Red - my hybrid and road bike
  • my first long night ride
  • the importance of support
  • Freedom from Torture in the North West and why they matter
  • Ennderdale 25k trail race and Jon's ultra
  • New Year's Day open water swim
Phew. Exhausted thinking about it all! I'll have to add blogging into my training schedule. Actually I have a separate wall planner (you can never have too many eh My Sharky?!) that is for non-training related training stuff. Yes that makes sense to me. Like testing the wetsuit on a long swim, testing my fuel, practising a tyre change mid long ride, printing out my paperwork, setting all my watches, writing out my visualisation etc. Fortunately the IronPlanner creates lists of all these things so I can tick them off. I'm so excited I don't know where this post is going now so I will end here. Feel free to vote for which blog posts I should tackle first as motivation to do them!

3 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! I can feel the excitement you have for this, sounds like a brilliant year ahead.

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  2. I can't wait for you to write these entries - this one was pretty inspiring by itself, just because of the energy in it. I've just ordered a copy of Iron Planner. Nothing better than lists and planners (apart from ticking things off lists and planners.

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  3. Thank you Martin! Great to have you along for the journey!

    Francoise, I enjoy your posts too. If you are as silly as me about planning then you will love Ironplanner. I can't find the online spreadsheets but actually scribling in the book was ace - also I can give it to the other half on race day so he knows exactly what to do! And the visualisation instructions in it are ace.

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