As some of you might know, in the past I have always done the peachtree 10K on the 4th of July down in Atlanta. I have had that race on my race calender on here since I made the website. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it down there for the race this year.
As most of you probably know, I just recently got a new job in the suburbs of Chicago. This required me to go up there on a couple occasions to interview while still working my job in cincinnati. Then I had to quit my job in Cincinnati when I was offered the job in Chicago and move up there and once I was up there I had to find an apartment and get used to the job. I was able to move up there before having found an apartment thanks to my sister living nearby and allowing me to live with them for a bit. I had originally planned on living with them for at least a few weeks while finding a place to live and saving up a little money.
I ended up finding a place rather quickly and was only living with them for a week but then I had to go through the process of moving in the the apartment. During all this, I was also having to do the last class of my online program that I was part of. Since I had so much going on, I was not able to focus on my training much at all. I had to make the tough decision to cancel my trip down to Atlanta for the race. I am just not getting back into working out again after a few weeks off and because of that, my plans for the rest of this competition season have changed as well.
I had been hoping to compete in a Half-Iron triathlon by the end of this racing season. I know at this point because I had to take so much time off, that this is no longer a reasonable goal. I will have to put plans for that distance triathlon off until next year. I do however still plan to do some races in the fall. The one I definitely plan to do at this point is the Columbus Marathon because I want to try to defend my title there (and also hopefully win some $$). Since I will not be racing as often as I had planned, I obviously will not have as much to write about but I will write whenever I do something.