My Big Exciting 2017 Goal

 

I’ve posted my 2017 word of the year and I’ve posted about being on the Coeur Sports team and how getting more women into endurance sports is one of my goals for 2017.

One thing I haven’t posted about is my big scary exciting goal for 2017, my goal race:

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Why Maine?  Maine was put on my radar way back in May last year after I rode some of the bike course. It’s absolutely gorgeous and the roads were in pretty good condition.

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Then, after racing REV3 Williamsburg last July, I knew I wanted do to another REV3 event and Maine was going to be it….and that I would eventually do the even, unsure if 2017 was the right year to go for my first 70.3.

In October I decided I was going for it in 2017. I waited patiently for the registration announcement from REV3 and this happened:

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I dislike the Ironman brand or never want to do an Ironman branded event…in fact I have a short list of races I want to do over the next few years, most being this brand. BUT, REV3 gave me the best first Olympic race experience I could’ve imagined and I was really looking forward to having my first half experience when them as well. After more research and listening to some REV3 folks talking about partnering with Ironman, I found out that REV3 will still own and produce the race. At that moment I decided I was in.

On November 15th, as soon as registration opened I did it! I registered for my first 70.3 and basked in the post-registration excitement for days afterward.

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Training officially starts April 10th.  I’m currently training for the RnR DC half and hitting the pool 4-5 times a week. I haven’t been getting on the bike so much lately, but that will start here in a week or so. Strength training and yoga are also part of my routine.

I’m linking up the gals at Tuesdays on the Run and the Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running On Happy.

What is your big exciting goal of 2017?

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28 thoughts on “My Big Exciting 2017 Goal

  1. I loved visiting Maine this past summer and think it would be beautiful for a triathlon! I’m also super excited for your big jump to 70.3– it reminds me of when I first took that plunge back in 2013. Sounds like you’re solidly preparing to train… I can’t wait to hear more about training!!

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  2. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    Wow that is extremely exciting! I visited Maine around Memorial Day last year and I loved it, so beautiful! I hope you have a blast!

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  3. Exciting news! I always admire those that do triathlons, half ironmans, etc, etc. I just stick to running and call it a day.

    My goal is to PR in a few distances this year. Plus, to find the joy in everything in life. Too much negativism in this world.

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