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September and October: Some Big Plans!

Adventures, Biking, Events, Running, Sweating, Swimming, Thankful, TriathlonsAngelina OberdanComment

I have two huge events coming up in the next two months: 

  • Richmond Rox Triathlon - September 18

  • Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach MS - October 8-9

Part of what makes me who I am is that I'm constantly pushing myself, improving my life. These two events will both be physically challenging:

  • The triathlon is a 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, and 10K run. And I'm doing with my amazing friend, Steph! 
  • The bike ride has multiple options, but my goal is to ride at least 50 miles on both Saturday and Sunday. Dan is riding, too, and we're part of the Unknown Bike and Brew Team. (We ride with them almost every Saturday.) 

But I've been training and committed. It is really hard to balance life, work, and training (for example, I started this blog on August 18 and am posting it almost three weeks later!), but I love the training. I actually think I enjoy it more than I do racing. And that's what's important because the race/event will only take a few hours or days, and it takes a really long time to train for them. 

I also really like the adventure of these. The adventure is in trying something new, and while I've done an Olympic distance triathlon before, I've never done a long bike ride over multiple days. 

Wish me luck! 

And if you'd like to help me raise money for Bike MS, click here.