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New Years Resolutions

As the new year is upon us, it is the time a lot of people set their race schedule... Including me. I have had a tentative race schedule for awhile, but recently had some friends propose some different challenges that I added, so I am excited for the year to come.

January 17th ~ Phoenix Rock'n Roll Marathon

A fun weekend away with an old girlfriend in the warm weather. The perfect mini-vacation. You also have Jessie to thank for my endurance-junkiness. We had a similar trip to Texas in January 2002 where I ran my first marathon.

April 3rd ~ Croom Fool's Run (Florida)
A 50 MILE RUN! That's right. I'll be training for this one... And, no, I don't know how long it will take me, so check back to see how I do. Excited to be spending the weekend with my mom and running with (hopefully) my Moab companion and my GB-turned-Floridian friend!

April 19 ~ Running in the Grand Canyon
Childcare pending, we (Ross and I) hope to join our crazy tri friends who plan to run from rim to rim to rim of the Grand Canyon (46 miles total ~ 32 of it ascending/descending). We are excited to be running through o of the seven natural wonders of the world! Where we are in our training will determine how much of the run we do!

May 9 ~ Rev3 Half Ironman
Off to Knoxville to visit with Grandma Sue and Grandpa Al and experience a new kind of tri that is "focused on offering a fun, first class race experience for the whole family". Plus, we get to race through an amusement park!

June 6 ~ Kansas 70.3
Now we visit Grandma Diana and Grandpa Gary and experience our first "Ironman-sponsored" experience. We'll see if it is worth the price tag. :)

July 18 ~ Door County Half Ironman
Back to Wisconsin to race in beautiful Door County!!! The following week, we plan to relax in Ellison Bay, so let us know if you wanna visit. We have a huge property rented!

Aug 1-4 ~ Rocky Mountain Bike Tour
A lotta, lotta climbing. This tour will take me over many of Colorado's peaks, including Mt. Evans (14,990 ft). Oy boy! I am hoping the hills in Wisco will pail in comparison after this ride. 4 days and 272 miles of challenging riding! Excited to be doing it with my friend from GB!

That all this leads up to...


We look forward to racing with all of our friends and family there for support as we complete one LONG day, including a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. This has been a bunch of years in the making and will be the most challenging thing that we have (training) and will have done. I am happy to say this is a goal that Ross and I have set together and supported each other along the way. I am blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive and motivating husband.

Here's to a great year of experiences, races and personal growth!!!