Event entries for next year are already opening and lots are opening over the next couple months – especially triathlons! So I thought I better get planning to make sure all the ones I want to do are in my diary and budgeted for (it all adds up!).
So what am I thinking right now?
January – Skiing for 30th
February – Round One Wiltshire Masters Gala
April – Good Fri Tri (pool based) and Brighton Marathon 10k
May – Royal Wootton Bassett Triathlon and Cotswold Sprint Triathlon
June – Cotswold Women’s Only Sprint Triathlon and Round Two Wiltshire Masters Gala
July – Big Cotswold Swim (2 mile lake) and Pier to Pier Swim (1.4 mile sea)
August – Cotswold Classic 70.3 Triathlon and maybe an Events Logic distance swim (3km or 5km)
September – Cotswold Sprint Triathlon
October – Round 3 Wiltshire Masters Gala
November – Swimming Club Championship Galas
WOW lots going on already!
I would like to do an event each month of 2015. Not all crazy challenges, but something to keep me focused and motivated. So I will probably look out for 5k or 10k runs and cycle events for those missing months (March and December). There is also the possibility of an aqua-bike event, but I don’t have the date for that yet. Also my running club are thinking the London Dualathlon, but I would only do that as part of a relay team.
I also want to get back into doing Parkruns once a month. I haven’t done one yet in 2014 and I miss having that way to monitor my progress.
I also plan on volunteering at triathlons again next year, but need to plan it around my training to make sure it doesn’t impact.
It sure does add up when you start looking at a whole year. I will need to pay entry for all of these and also make sure my kit is right through the year. I’ve currently planned in two trainer purchases and bike services. Clothing will have to be budgeted in as required, but I have become a fan of the range Aldi bring out for cycling. I would also like to purchase tri-bars for next season to ease the pressure on my back on longer rides. I am planning on also getting a proper swimming wetsuit and have a wish list of a dryrobe and new trisuit! This is on top of the normal swimming attire I have to get fairly regularly. It is all adding up!
So much to do! I suppose it is good that I’m only planning on a skiing holiday next year and that is in January! This will take up a lot of my time, energy, and money. Therefore aspects of my life I don’t prioritise as highly will be impacted – sorry that means social events that aren’t fitness related! If you want to see me you’ll have to give me plenty of notice next year!
I’m really looking forward to 2015 and am planning on ending 2014 on a high and set up for an active year 🙂