>> Wednesday, January 07, 2009
OK, OK... I know I’m about a week late. As I said last year, I’m not much on New Years Resolutions. Last year, my resolution was simply to “do stuff.” And “do stuff” I did: 25 events with 11 of them being duathlons or triathlons.
This year, I have 3 actual specifics:
• Last year, I wasn’t too speedy in transitions (actually, I’ve been slow in transition EVERY year I’ve been doing triathlons). I always approach them as just the “in between time” between two events. So my times have suffered. In my 2:37:33 Olympic-distance tri this past year, 6:42 was transitions. Ouch. So, I want to get faster in transition.
• I did a good job in 2008 at working my core in the pre-season and during the du/tri season. And it REALLY helped everything! I hardly got any side-stitches last year, and that’s NEVER been the case before. But in the past few months, I’ve been slacking off with regards to my abs. So, I want to get back to doing some good core workouts.
• I got a quick massage a few weeks back at one of those “walk-in, fully clothed” massage places. It was actually pretty great! She really worked some crap out of my legs! If Pharmie’s and my budget allow, I’d like both of us to get a few short “maintenance” massages throughout the year. So, I don’t know if this REALLY counts as a resolution, but I’d like to get a few short massages throughout the year. Yeah, that one sounds good...
Oh yeah, and
- lose weight
- eat my vegetables
- promote world peace
- control my flatulence
- stop drowning kittens
Speaking of New Years, here’s our New Year’s card that went out about a week ago: