Sunday, September 30, 2012

What's On Your Brain?

I'll give you a good hint at what's on mine lately. I went to the library yesterday and this is what I came back with:

1. Triathlon Training by Michael Finch - I really enjoyed the cross training last winter and the races. I definitely feel that I need to mix this in more as I'm starting to get sick of just running. My goal is to do an Olympic Distance this summer and hopefully the following summer a Half Ironman...EEK! I'm thinking it will end up being Madison, WI since that is closest to home and I did spend 6 years there during my college years.

2. Going Long - Legends, Oddballs, Comebacks & Adventures (The Best Stories from Runner's World) -
I got this for some motivation to get through the marathon and help me get some motivation to get out the door on those days I'm just feeling a little off. I read the first and I want to read them all now!

3. Mathletics by John D. Barrow - This book is about the science behind some sports feats and to be honest it really wasn't very interesting. I just glanced through it and read the few things that interested me. The only real item of note that I took away from this book is that most of the great athletes are born September-December. They said it's mostly because they are the oldest & biggest in their age groups and therefore seem to be better and get more of the coaches attention.

I also went shopping to find some necessary clothing for running in the cooler weather as I only have 1 pair of capris and 1 pair of pants. I have lost a decent amount of weight and most of my stuff doesn't fit me anymore, which is a good and bad problem to have. I went to the Under Armour & Nike Outlet and then to the local running store to find some deals. Here is what I came away with and the only thing I really paid full price for was the socks and hat, the long sleeve I used $15.00 of rewards to purchase it since in winter it will be at night alot. I don't think they can miss me in it though as it's ridiculously bright!!

Brooks Nighlife 1/2 zip, Nike pants, Brooks hat, Shot Bloks, GU Brew,
Brooks Hat, UA Capris, UA Shorts, UA Socks, Skirt Sport (w/o lining)
Are you already planning your races for 2013? If so, what is your favorite race?

Personally, I think I may already have most of the year figured out with a few maybes in there. I think my favorite for next year will be the Fremont Triathlon, a revisit to my favorite from last summer with a few more people joining me :)


  1. I wish i had an under armour outlet! I would do some damage.... I still need to figure out my spring marathon...everything else i just fill in along the way!

  2. i LOVE buying new books! i have a stack of new books on my table right now that i haven't even touched yet because its so hard to choose which one to start with:) I LOVE Going Long! that is such a good one! im still unsure what 2013 will hold for me but definitely looking forward to new races!!


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