Well, I have to admit, the glow has faded on Ironman Wisconsin and I can see how difficult it is to keep the train moving in the right direction. For me, I think the next race is Rev3 in Anderson, SC. They put on great races and it would be a good way to cap the year. Not to mention, I think I have a good shot at qualifying for Age Group Nationals in Knoxville next May.
While I am a little sluggish after finishing a year-long-goal, I am also optimistic about the future. The base is laid for a whole new level of racing in 2014. Sub-12 Ironman, now what? Sub-11 is where I’m leaning and, yes, I have decided to go after it at Louisville. I was “this” close to pulling the trigger on Chattanooga, but didn’t want to sign up for my second before I did my first at Wisconsin. And frankly, I was also “this” close to signing up for Wisconsin again. I just have a hard time imagining any IM is more perfect for me. Great fan support, awesome course, and right up the road from my family. I just loved every single minute of that experience, including moments like this with my brother. NOLA 1/2 is in the mix, along with Muncie 70.3, and possibly Gulf Coast 1/2, which I hear great things about. I’m also contemplating Rev3 in Wisconsin Dells in lieu of IMWI. Or maybe Racine. So many choices.
I guess I’m a little melancholy today, so I’d just like to say thanks for following this blog. Your support and encouragement has been a driving force.