You've been pretty good to me... I was afraid of you. I'm not going to lie. The big girl AG was quite scary and yes-so were many of the girls. With a late Dec birthday, I knew my bump up in AG would mean you forcing me to compete with the best in the country and the world. Like most seasons you brought many ups and downs. Despite you plaguing my season with endless swim cancellations, hard-core-training-burn-out, PT school graduation, and board studying....you helped me to: rock out my first big overall win at Irongirl NOLA, shave 20 minutes off my 70.3 time, and qualify for AG Nationals and the 5150 Championships. Although you did not grant the secretly coveted Kona or Vegas slot, you gave me hope that there is far more good things to come in 2012!
There a lot of factors that still need to play out to finalize 2012, but here goes my tentative schedule:
Jackson Day Race 9k-January 15th New Orleans, LA
Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon-March 4th Tampa, FL
Memorial Herman 70.3–April 1st Galveston, TX
Ironman Texas-May 19th Woodlands, TX
Grandman Triathlon-June TBD Fairhope, AL
Sandestin Triathlon-August 18th Sandestin, FL
Rev3 Cedar Point-Sept 9th Sandusky, OH
Santa Rosa Triathlon-Oct. TBD Pensacola, FL
Rev3 Sarasota-Oct. 28th Sarasota, FL
I'm hoping to do a bit more travelling this year! And yes I'm giving the iron-distance my second shot :) There is also a secret possibility of another iron distance making the list. Last but not least, I'm hoping to get much closer to.... if not break that 5 hour/11 hour barrier for the 70.3/140.6 distances respectively.
What about you? What are your goals for 2012?