But a few things have come up - all good, fortunately. Firstly, I promised my new buddy & coworker Daniel that I'd reciprocate his joining me for the Niantic 5k by joining him in Bloomfield for a 5k on the 26th. And that's a day before the next 5k I had planned already - the Saybrook Seaside Shuffle on the 27th.
Then I heard through the grapevine that SDC - promoter of the historic and well-regarded Bethel Spring Series of criterium bike races - would likely need to either fold or move his races, so this might be the last year in Bethel. I haven't raced a single Bethel race this year, but when I heard the news, I decided I HAD to make it to the last race at least. And that's this Sunday.
I'm not really ready to race my bike yet, and certainly hadn't planned to, but it's only a week earlier than Ninigret and - heck - I could use a hard bike workout. This morning's Friday Morning Throwdown was a cold-slap reminder that there are all kinds of fitness and just because I've been doing well running (no more sore ankle!) doesn't mean my bike racing is all that great - I still need miles in my legs and compared to past years, I'm at about only 20-30% of where I usually am this time of year.
But I'm having a blast doing two sports - even if I'm not doing either one of them well, at least I'm doing them. I'm off the couch, and that's a good thing.
So lots of racing, both on foot and on bike, the next few weeks. And did I mention that it's my busiest month of the year at work? %^)
Guess I'll get some stress relief if nothing else! Watch this space for what should be some pretty interesting race reports...