Tuesday, 5 January 2010

2010

There is something exciting about 2010. Don't know what but I hope it will be a great year. And I have kicked it off with some changes.

First of all, I am moving out of London back home to Folkestone. This means I will get to see Shaun every day - yay!!! (unless he is away with work), which was the main drive for this decision. He is getting deployed in March/April for six months and I know that once he is gone I will regret not spending more time back home. Also, I am kind of fed up with living in two places. It has worked for us well whilst I divided my time between London and West Point, but I don't like it when these two places are only 50 miles apart. So, I will be commuting daily on a speedy train service which will get me from Folkestone to London in 45 minutes. The main downside?? No more bike commuting. But...... I think have found a semi-solution for that. Once the days are longer I can ride to the train station 20 miles down the road and get some great training in the countryside lanes. Yay!!!

I will miss my commute past all the great London landmarks, but at the same time I am so looking forward to living away from the city.

So, that's the latest living news. On the racing front, Shaun and I did our club annual Bra run . It is held every year on New Years Day in the aid of Breast Cancer Research charity. It is a lot of fun. Shaun came third overall and I did a 5km PR (I know, this is slow for you guys, but for me, it was great). Great start to the new year.

Also, on this past Sunday we've jumped into a x-country race. It is part of a county x-country league and our club is a member of that league so the race was all about DEAL TRI team. It was my first every x-country race. It was soo hard but sooo much fun. I definitely want to do a few of those.

So the last couple of days I have been finalising my racing season with Coach Jen and I think we are nearly there. I am so so excited to train and race this year. And hope to see many of you out there.

13 comments:

Beth said...

Congrats on your 5K PR (again)! :) That is a great way to start out the year!! I did a cross country race just outside of London once (I was in high school). It was the muddiest, messiest sort of cross country I had ever run. So our cross country might be a little easier than yours!! :)

Angela and David Kidd said...

Congrats on the PR. I've never done a cross country race as well and really want. I was signed up for one in December and then broke my stupid foot.

Congrats on the move. I used to love commuting on the train and reading trashy magazines.

Molly said...

Congrats on the PR!!!! And the move sounds like it will be good for you both - a very good quality of life choice :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

Yes, I LOVE 5k PRs in the middle of a training block! HA....FUN and 2010 is going to be GREAT, ADC! I am so glad you and Shaun will be together again too!

MM said...

Congrats on the move. I used to get so much done when commuting on the bus. Well, a lot of reading anyway.

jennabul said...

Congrats on the PR and the move. I am intrigued with being able to bike to the train station and then going to work - do they have a shower there?? =)

Charisa said...

commuting on country roads sounds AWESOME!!

jessithompson said...

Congrats on the PR! Well done!

D said...

How do I comment on just one thing? It's all awesome! YAY 2010!! :)

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t-odd said...

Wow - big, exciting changes for 2010. You Brits have such fun race options.

Heidi Austin said...

congrats on the move and the PR. x-country races are my favorite!

Roo said...

Seeing the man everyday? Awesome!