Here it is! The official 2013 Race Schedule:
April 26-27: 200 Mile American Odyssey Relay (Gettysburg, PA to Washington DC)
April 28: Inaugural Nike Women's Half Marathon (Washington DC)
May 5: Rev3 Knoxville Olympic Dstance Tri (Knoxville, TN)
August 3-4: MS Pedal to the Point 150 Mile Bike (Sandusky, OH)
August 25: Rev3 Maine Half Distance Tri (OOB, Maine)
September 7: Rev3 Cedar Point Sprint Distance Tri (Sandusky, OH)
And that is it for races/events that I am 100% doing. I'm tossing up the idea of an Oly in June, most likely Rev3 Quassy, but haven't finalized that decision because it falls on our anniversary weekend. Most likely I'll be doing alot of shorter local events or just volunteering for stuff, but nothing that I am going to sign up for in advance. If I feel like doing it I'll sign up, if not, no pressure.
I have decided on a low volume low pressure season for a couple of reasons:
1) I am still burn out from all the traveling and racing we did last season. Though we had a blast visiting so many new places, I have developed a hate-hate relationship with packing.
2) Matt and I need to focus on other things right now with some big changes/decisions on the horizon AND we really need more free time to enjoy our boat and our pups. The pups are currently on strike due to training neglect. Though they love to travel with us, you can tell they get depressed during race season and it's quite sad.
3) Our contract with NASA runs out in July and there is no guarantee that the University will get a new contract with them. As you can imagine this is a high stress situation for me and I need to focus on having other employment options lined up.
4) If all goes as planned, this year will be fun and refreshing because I would like to do another 140.6 in 2014.
So there you have it! Nothing but fun events and low pressure lined up for 2013!