I’m currently in the UK, hanging out with my lovely parents and soon to be heading Up North to see my friends, run a 10k and spend time with my in-laws! But as July is a few days old now, it’s time to set my goals for Quarter Three.
- Run four times a week for July and the first half of August
Between July 1st and August 17th, we’re on the move constantly. The Dude and I are in the UK for a few weeks, then we go home for a week (with some friends as guests) and then all of TeamRamsden go to Guerneville for Ironman before heading up to Oregon for a few weeks’ road-trip. So my goal for this period is just to keep running steadily, to explore the lovely places I find myself and to flipping love it.
2. Cycle round Lake Tahoe
I’m super-excited to cycle Tour de Tahoe in mid September with the Husband. It’s 72 miles at altitude with a lot of climbing, including two pretty significant climbs. I have to say upfront that I will not be adequately trained, although I’m hoping to get a solid number of 50 and 60 milers in, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages so I’m just going to do what I can, be prepared to suffer at the end but to love every mile.
3. Start training for a kick-arse half-marathon PR
I’ve signed up for the Healdsburg Half Marathon in October, along with Jen and a bunch of other friends. Healdsburg holds a very special place in my heart – it’s where I finally went sub-two and, looking back, it was still the best race experience I’ve ever had. I’m hoping the old Healdsburg magic will strike again!!
Healdsburg is about 13 weeks away so I’ll start building up my distance and will choose a training plan in the next week or so and then boom, we’re on!
4. Learn Spanish
Another long-term resolution that I’ve put off and put off. I’ve actually started this, using the Michel Thomas app which has been brilliant but I want to keep working at it and be able to have some kind of conversation by the end of September. Planning to use my copious amounts of time in airplanes and cars over the summer to do this!
5. Start my next ECE course
‘Teaching in a diverse society’ is my next course. I’m not thrilled about this, it sounds a bit PC and dull, but you never know.
6. Take two swimming lessons
I’ve had this as a goal for ages now and have never done it, but I’m starting to actually want to do it. I may need you guys to hassle me into it.
And that’s it!! Q3 goals. Yippee!