Sunday, January 6, 2008

Less than a week!!

It's Sunday and I am starting my blog. I'm not entirely sure what I want it to be. I want to make sure I have some goals and I want to try and follow them. In 6 days I am running a half marathon, and in 7 days I'm running a marathon. It's the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge at DisneyWorld. It should be fun, but it's definitely something I've never quite done before, at least not with such a short change in between. I'm doing it for my mom. In her honour, and in honour of others who are fighting illness and disease. I've been training with Team In Training, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It's a great group and I have met some incredible people. I've been a mentor to two people. One is running her first ever half marathon and the other is running her first ever marathon. It has been amazing to see the transformations. 

After I finish these races, I think I will try and lose some weight. I want to run faster, and if I stopped carrying around an extra 40 pounds, that just might help!! I also want to start getting into the world of triathlon. But that might be for next summer. My plate is getting a little full for this year. I'm hoping to do the Police Half, another race with Team in Training, the Banff Jasper relay and maybe something else. Maybe I should do a beginner triathlon, just to get my feet wet.

Life on the homefront keeps me busy too. Sebastian is as active as ever. He's also preparing for his first race. 100 yards. If he completes it, he'll get his very own medal. Nothing like starting young!! 

In the meantime, I need to cut back on my computer dependence. Scale back a little anyhow. Set aside one or two times a day to do emails, facebook and blogging. That's it. Just once or twice. Should be enough really. But can I do it!!

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