Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fall/Winter Fitness Plans

Here is what I am planning to do this fall and winter.

Here are the events I am planning to do:

October 20-5K

November 11-Bike the tollway 20 mile loop (they have added on to one of our tollways and they are letting people bike it before they open it to cars. The funny thing when you register is there is an asterisk and it says, "Snow removal will be available if necessary." That scares me a little.

Thanksgiving Day- Turkey Trot 5K-still deciding which one to do

Dec. 2- Algonquin Reindeer Run-5K

Jan. 1-New Years Day 5K-downtown Chicago
also Polar Bear Swim in Lake Michigan-Downtown-still deciding on this one-see my poll and vote on whether or not you think I should do this.

My weight loss goal by January 1, 2008 is: lose 20 pounds

There you have it. Once I am done with all these little races I will start focusing on my triathlon training for 2008. I plan on doing three sprint tris. One in June, July, and August. I'm excited.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement.


Wylee said...

Go Melissa! I have to admit that reading all your fall/winter race plans made me say "I WANT TO DO IT TOO!" Now I'm off to bug Trigirl about it to see if she will be my sidekick.

TriGirl said...

WOW way to go Melissa!! that i so awsome!! Well looks like I am going to be a sidekick.. Wylee sent me an email and we are going to do about 3 of them this fall/winter.. i am excited. My goal is to do 2-4 triathlons next year depending if i get pregnant or not. and yes Naperville is one of them.

Mommymeepa said...

What events are you going to do this fall/winter? Let me know. I'm glad I could encourage you to do some events. Have Fun!!

Crazy Dar said...

Hey there. Give people a few more days to vote, especially if they don't go to your website often. When is the polar bear plunge and maybe I'll join you! Did I just type that, oh my stars!

Mommymeepa said...

It's on New Years Day, so I think your working. Let me know though. I'd love to have a partner in crime. I think my chiropracter is doing it, but the more the merrier. I'm still not for sure, but the poll says I should do it. I'm wondering who voted that I shouldn't. Hmmmmm. I thought one of them was you cause your always concerned about my adventures.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

thanks for stopping by my blog (sorry it was a downer post when you did...d'oh!!).

i love your plans, especially the tollway 20mile loop. To heck with snow....let them remove it if needed!!! Don't let that stop you!!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great Plan . It sounds exciting to me.

IronTRISH said...

Good job! Having races planned (and telling people about them) helps me stay focused and get my workouts in. I need to plan my 2008 season soon. Thanks for the link to my blog :)

Duane said...

Yes on the Polar Bear swim!

Wylee said...

Ok Melissa you got Teri and I to sign up for at least one 5K! It would be more if I could find some but our town is small, not too many to chose from.