Hi guys! Virginia here. After my first HIM in May of this year, I really experienced the ITCH to register for something new. What’s next? I stalled a bit until I finally put down the money for Augusta. Since that point, training has gone well.
WELL….AUGUSTA is this weekend, and I have the ITCH already! I have a half marathon scheduled for 2 weeks after Augusta, but then I am totally blank after that. The PLAN is to go volunteer in Florida in November and to register for IM Florida 2014. That’s the plan…….. but I am not sure we can afford it, so I am starting to consider other options.
One thought I have is that I could do the full at Beach to Battleship next October as my first full. It has GREAT reviews and looks fun. It is NOT, however, and IM race. I know that is STUPID to take into consideration, but it’s still there in my mind. There was a great article in Triathlete Magazine by MACCA about this stupid brand recognition thing (ie – It has to be an IRONMAN event). I admit, I know it is dumb, but it is there. Part of me wants the IM tattoo (I have no tattoos), and I can’t get one if I don’t do an IM. Ha! Ha!
But….sadly, whatever I decide, choosing my first full ironman distance race, will likely NOT satisfy the itch. I need to choose my next half. I am totally insane. I admit it. I’m nuts. But, heck, aren’t all triathletes at least a little crazy?
I realize, though, that I am actually super excited and much less nervous about this weekend’s race than I was the last time. Maybe that is why I have the early itch? I wonder if after getting out of the dirty river if I will have other itches?
THREE DAYS!! It’s going to be itchy around here.
Is this tapering madness?