Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Catch 22

Monday I went to my PT appointment with my training plan and 2011 race list in hand. I was feeling well planned and prepared. Until I got there. And my hopes and dreams were shattered. Ugh.

My PT told me she'd rather I not plan or commit to anything so that I don't feel pressured to do anything. She's afraid that if I register or commit to races I will push myself to hard, which could result in re-injury or a new injury. Realistically speaking though, injury is always a possibility. Have you met me? It just is.

If I don't commit to something how in the world am I suppose to find the motivation to get back into it? SERIOUSLY?!? Let's be honest here. I don't exercise because I like it. Let me rephrase that. I don't like exercising enough for that to be my only motivation. I need a plan, events, goals.

I'm not getting crazy aggressive here. There is no PR in my near future. There's nothing extreme. But the Couch Potato to 5k plan had to planned for someone, right? How can a couch potato be in a better position to start training for something than I am? I mean at some point in the not to distant past I was active. I ran and biked and shit. Even if I am starting over at square one, I've been there and done that before. That has to count for something. Right? RIGHT???

So without further ado, my 2011 Race Schedule:
3/13 Shamrock Shuffle
4/30 Crazy Legs 8k
5/7 Lake Monona 20k
5/29 Madison Half Marathon
6/18 High Cliff Sprint Tri
7/17 Door County Half-Iron
8/20 Madison Mini-Marathon
9/23 Sprinting down the aisle...
10/29 Haunted Hustle Half Marathon

It's possibly I will do all of these, none of these, or anything in between. Only time will tell. But I've put it out there and I'm going to do my best to get to the starting line of as many of these as possible. I may walk some, I may even DNF, but I'm going to try. Dammit.

Damn the man, save the empire!!


Belle said...

I think you are right. In order to have motivation to exercise you need a goal. Good for you.

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Katie Tris!!!! Also, let's chat about this because I need goals to work towards, too!

IronMin said...

We are in so many events together! Hang in there...I have a good feeling about your season. 2011 is our year to bounce back! :)

Lora Abernathy said...

It absolutely counts for something. I think the schedule looks great!

robert said...

We have a group site at one of the state parks for Door County. You're welcome to join us, whether you're actually racing or not.