Sometimes I feel like I'm better at thinking in the future than what to do in the next week. I always thought most people did the reverse..but I suppose there has to be an oddball in the bunch. Things have come up that have helped me to this decision but I finally have filled out the application and will take the plunge...no not for a race, but to take my certification this fall. This means I will get to know the wonders of studying once again (*sigh*). Naturally the test is Rosh Hashanah weekend but it's the only time I can take it before they turn it over to a new edition. The material is a lot (2200+ pages!) but being three years into this work life, I need to start making a direction for myself. I think this is what I need to do for right now.
Now that I've settled that, I've also decided to abort another goal for right now. As much as I had hoped to do a tri this summer, it's just not in the cards for right now. I just haven't been able to put in the necessary time of biking/swimming but I'm OK with that. Right now, my focus is running. And honestly, I'd be stupid to start trying to put myself in other areas at this point. In the past few months I've seen my running improve immensely and I think I'm on the cusp of breaking into further speedy territory. I'm up to 30-35 miles per week on a consistent basis and feeling in tip top shape. I'm not going to quit biking/swimming on a recreational basis as I think it has been a huge asset to my running. So now that makes me all the more excited for right now we are hitting prime running season....no more building up, it's gametime baby!
So what brought me to that decision? Well, for one I can thank my dad. He didn't make the decision for me but I used him as the example. I can do a tri later...but there's only so many years you can get faster (OK, so I still want to PR when I'm 40...). In any event, he's starting tris now so why can't I do the same later on? I love to run so it'd be silly to give away something that makes me happy.
Finally, what's the deal with everyone's brother getting married right now? Not only did my brother just get married, but two coworkers brothers are getting or got married within the past two weeks, not to mention a blogger or two;-)
In any event, right now I'm off to finish off a bit more studying about cellular floor systems...I know you're jealous...contain yourselves!