Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Signed up for some stuff

So it's that time of year again, time to sign up for runs, bike rides, and triathlons and since it's that time of year, I signed up for some stuff.

First one up is the Shamrock Shuffle. March 21st, 2010 I will be running an 8k. I'm excited and nervous all at once. This will be the first time that I am doing more than a 5k. An 8k is 4.97 miles. I know that I will be able to do it, but it's just a little nerve racking until I toe the line and do it.



Next up is a 10k in April. A 10k is a 6 mile race. Again this will be my first time running this distance. It is in LIbertyville, Illinois, which is right in my backyard.

On May 30th 2010 I will be doing BIKE THE DRIVE in Chicago. This is where they close down famous Lake Shore Drive for the morning and open it to bikers. If you do the whole loop it is a 30 mile ride. I look forward to it every year.



As I mentioned in a previous post June 13, 2010 I will be doing Woman's Triathlon Series in Naperville. This is a sprint triathlon that I do every year because this is where my whole journey started with triathlons. I will be doing this race with Darlene.



Again, as I mentioned before I will be doing my first Olympic Distance Triathlon (approx. 1 mile swim, 30 mile bike, and a 10krun) EVER on July 11, 2010 in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Again, I will be doing this race with Darlene. Darlene is the one, back in 2005, that brought up the idea of us doing a sprint triathlon in 2006. I thought she was nuts (still do!), but we did the one in Naperville and the rest is history. I love that we are upping our distance together and I love that we will do our first 1/2 Ironman together in 2011. Dar, thanks for introducing me to the greatest sport ever. I have met so many people that I love in the Triathlon world, but no one tops our 25 year friendship. Thanks for everything.

I'm very excited about this schedule and cannot wait to get going.

Weight Loss Goals:
*Get under 200 pounds by the end of March
*Weigh 175 or less by my first triathlon on June 13th, 2010.
*Once there I will set new weight loss goals.

3 comments:

Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome Support said...

I see your blog from time to time and look to see how you are doing. I've lost track of how much weight you've lost... but am so proud of you.

Keep up the healthy lifestyle... You are amazing!!

ThereseAnn, mom to Natalia living with full trisomy 13, now 9 1/2 yrs.
http://livingwithtrisomy13.org/album14.htm

Mommymeepa said...

Hi ThereseAnn,
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm doing well.
I've lost 82.6 pounds to date.
Take care,
Melissa

Dixie said...

How blessed you are to have Darlene as your friend. It sounds like you two are in for an exciting time.