Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Boredom leads to UltraRunning

Crazy thoughts of ultrarunning are entering into my end. I am not so sure why. I have always loved to run and ran cross-country and track in high school but I was always a swimmer at heart. I am just dying for a new, tough challenge.............and ultrarunning would definitly be that.

It has been a very physically inactive week here for me in Vermont. A good friend of mine came out to visit from Wisconsin last minute so I was unable to take off work which meant my free time was spent visiting her. Totally worth it but my body reacts poorly to not moving at least once every day. I did get to do my Christmas and wedding dress shopping with her which was good because I am very good at postponing those sorts of activities.

So back to ultrarunning and other crazy ventures I have had time to dream of in my laziness. I have been looking at peakraces.com at maybe doing 50k at the beginning of summer and then a 50 miler at the end of summer. I am not sure if this is even something that I would enjoy but it seems like a very good challenge. And I need that in my life. I have no idea how to go about training for something like this but there seems to be plenty out there on the web. It also seems that Vermont has a fairly big group of ultrarunners in the area. I know that I may also be looking into this because I am not training for an Ironman this year (maybe, possibly a xmas present??????) and I am so bored professionally and physically that I always tend to think of extreme things to do when I get bored. Who knows what the future will hold but I do know there are some amazing challenges out there waiting for me!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I'd also love to do an ultra someday, but need to pry myself away from the Ironman first! Check out Comrades in South Africa, that would be a lovely gift for yourself!