2011 is sprinting by faster than any other year of my life. Perhaps I am having way too much fun, or my life is full of activities, hobbies, and other responsibilities. Regardless, when I look at the calendar and realize that 2011 is far more than half way through, I have to look back and realize that I have not competed once so far this year.
Since I am now feeling the benefit of focusing on stress relief in my life, I am now able to look competition as say, “bring it on!” It just so happens that August has some awesome events for me to compete in! (It is amazing how these things happen!)
Camarillo Duathlon – August 14
First up, the Camarillo Duathlon on August 14th. The Camarillo Duathlon and I go way back to the beginning of my journey for the CamDua as I call it because it was going to be one of my first events. Unfortunately, the event kept getting rescheduled to dates that conflicted with other events and I never got to do it. Well, on August 14th, rain or shine, nothing will stop me from completing the sprint.
McConnell’s 5k/10k – August 21
Second, a good old fashion 5k. And a local favorite event at that, the McConnell’s 5k on August 21st. With a simple out and back sprint along the bike path between Goleta Beach Park and Patterson Avenue, this is going to be a fast, but fun event that will test my ability to control pace.
Santa Barbara Triathlon Sprint – August 28
Third, ending August with an event close to home, the Santa Barbara Triathlon Sprint on August 28th. The year was 2008 and this was going to be my first triathlon sprint ever, but I never made it that morning. It wasn’t until a full year later that I kicked my trainer’s butt on the sprint (he had some issues with the swim) and finished this course. With 2011 being my third year for this event, I am looking to just have fun and maybe better my time from last year.
If you are in Camarillo or Santa Barbara on the respective dates, please come on out and cheer me and the other athletes on. While athletes are great to compete against, it is the cheering spectators that take the event to a new level.
I am seriously looking forward to these events and can’t wait to redeem myself and have one brilliant August. Sadly, it will likely go by fast, but I know I will enjoy every minute of it!