I know, I know. It’s a common refrain. But these past few weeks have been a combination of screeching along at 80 MPH and then careening to a dead halt.
So, in no particular order, some not-so-inspirational Plus Runner updates for the week.
I might be racing on an Olympic track.I know, it’s scary. But there’s this thing, and it’s through work, and I might just get to run a 100 meter dash on the Olympic track in London in early April. COOL, eh??? I maintain it might be the slowest finish ever, but can you imagine???
I might be slightly hobbled in that endeavor by a torn MCL. Yeah. I’m trying to pretend that the screaming pain every time I step wrong on my left leg is just a figment of my imagination. But it turns out that either a) not wearing heels for two years and then doing some downward stepathon in them might not have been the best plan or b) that sliparoo on the ice the day of our big snowfall here was worse than I thought. In any case, I’ve been running-free for three weeks, and I am officially. a. lunatic. Back to the pool, right? At least till a doc gets up in there and tells me what’s the what.
Big races are lining up. Have you picked yours for the year? More to come on this, but I did officially make the London ballot for the Olympic distance triathlon. Here’s to recovering from whatever _this_ is and kicking butt come September.
But in the meantime, how terrible am I at 100 days of anything? I biffed again this year on the 100 days, but MAD PROPS to Cindi Hammer and all the kids out there doing 100 days proud. I am nothing if not humbled by your continued inspiration for the rest of us.
Tick tock. That’s the sound you hear of me eagerly awaiting the Spring 2012 Triathlete Magazine Buyer’s Guide, which should include a piece about the best triathlon apparel for plus size athletes (written by yours truly). Word’s still out on when it will hit the stands, but keep your eyes and ears peeled.
I learned how to fence last week. Gingerly, yes, but it reaffirmed my belief that you’re never too old to learn a new sport. Or to be a hyper-competitive crazyhorse who believes in fair play and rules, rules, rules. It’s amazing they let me play team sports sometimes, I swear. But honestly, fencing? Very cool. And doesn’t require massive white bodysuits either, which was a refreshing realization.
We’re gearing up for spring travel around here. Kruger National Park (South Africa) and Talinn, Estonia (not to mention a possible side-o to Dusseldorf) are all in the makings. Got a recommendation? A road or a hike I can’t miss? This knee will NOT slow me down – send me your best stuff!!
And now, the good stuff. Who needs free gear??? I have a few pieces of gear that were sent as testing pieces for this recent article, and though a few are dedicated to some of my besties, there will be at least one upcoming contest for readers….so watch this space for more news – the contest will be announced next week to celebrate the Plus Runner’s 3rd birthday!!!
Okay, gotta go get some shut-eye now. Thanks for the readin, and see you on the path.
Oh, and one more coolest as all cool thing…my good friend Cindi was kind enough to nominate Plus Runner for a fitness magazine blog award. How cool is she? Very. But if you’re feeling the luvvvvv, please have a vote. And even if you’re not, well, thanks for stopping by…