At first I was really sad and went through a downward slump for a day or two. Since then I have re-looked at my goals and with the help of my lovely wife Anette, re-worked and planned the year and even years ahead. I did not marry any ordinary girl for sure!
Anette made the suggestion that we should rather travel to the USA when she is ready to run a trail race there with me. Awesome! This means there are some serious planning going on.
Anette is no couch potato. This karate black belt has done some great sprint and other tri's as well as two 94.7km cycle races. Training hard to reach a goal is nothing new to this beautiful wife of mine.
2006 Nationals - Anette on the left.
As she was cycling next to me on my run last Saturday we discussed all of this and made some interesting plans. Anette came up with some challenges and goals of her own:
1. Run a marathon with me.
2. Complete the 94.7km cycle race in November this year in sub 5:30. (I am willing to do this with her if she goes for it)
3. Reach her dream weight of 60kg as she was while in top form for karate and also some photo shoots a few years back. Oh yes, I married a stunner!
2009 photo shoot.
The bummer of Pikes Peak has had a very positive spin-off for us. Anette has her sights set on a trail race in the USA with me and I might start some cycling with her. The bottom line: we both want to get back into top form.
We both finished our planning with a mention below the bottom line of doing an Iron Man together one year...maybe...oh yes...and there is also Badwater...