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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ready for a New Year and an Announcement!

Tonight is New Year's Eve.  I'm sure many of you are out partying and looking all cute.  Me?  Well, I have 3 kids and no plans.  I had even forgotten that tonight was NYE as I was making dinner.  Of course my children reminded me....  what child passes up missing bedtime by several hours?

Not only do I NOT have any exciting plans for NYE, we are also forecasted to get a giant snowstorm tonight and tomorrow.  Up to 10 inches by tomorrow night (ok, so that's giant to me!)  Personally I'm glad that I will not be out there driving near any drunks on slippery roads!

So after my kiddos reminded me that they are staying up late partying, I was pretty unsure how I felt about being a 30-something mommy who has 0 plans.

THEN I saw a facebook post about a "run in the new year" 5K tonight.  It is no where near me and tonight I had decided I was due for a bike ride and posted it on my self-made training plan as such (more on that in a minute!)

So... what are my plans?

I'm going to RIDE in the new year.  I decided that tonight is my bike ride night.  I'm hoping the youngest is asleep by 10pm and then I'm jumping on my bike to watch the Rock n' New Year's Eve on TV show.

I need to get better and stronger on my bike, so my training plan includes a lot on riding.

A training plan?  Yep, I wrote my own.  I'm doubting my own abilities on this option.  I don't have the $$$ for a coach though so I've done a lot of reading and planning and came up with my own, "No FAIL" plan.  By no fail, I mean that I just included weekly plans and have listed no specific days of the week.  In my house, life happens, kids happen, and I can't stick to a strict, "ride on Monday, long run on XXX day, etc."   My plan gives me a number of workouts to complete each week and it will be up to me to get them in.  I don't know much about endurance training, but I would have to say the 1 thing I'm most guilty of is not giving myself a day off or a rest day.  I've tried to include that in my plan, but I have to convince myself that it's important.  Especially if I want my foot to last through this!

So WHY do I have a training plan to write at all?????

I've decided with a 99.9% certainty that I'm doing 
Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3!!!  
(I'm not saying 100% because I have yet to pay for it.  I'm waiting for my next pay check to do that.)  

So while I'm riding in the new year with new plans, I hope you all have set some goals and plans for 2014.  It's going to be a great year.

Happy New Year!


  1. Whoo hoo! That's awesome! I bet you will make it 100 per cent in the next few days! Do it!

  2. That is a great goal!!! Looks like it was a great year. Cheers to 2013!

  3. Wow! That is huge! Cheers to an awesome 2014!!

  4. That is awesome! Happy new year! Cheers to riding in the new year!


  6. Love this!!! What better way to ring in the new year than establishing the best version of yourself for the next year!?!? Congrats on the great decision and good luck in training!