Friday, January 27, 2012

"Back at It"

My contract with Ballou Skies has been signed, sealed, and delivered.  It's amazing how just being part of a team that works toward a good cause provides extra motivation.  There is a bigger purpose and that's exactly what I was hoping for.  I got some extra motivation this morning as I returned to swimming with my co-workers at school.  There is a group of teachers at Mount Lebanon that swim in the mornings twice a week.  I haven't been able to join them because I've been on morning Luke duty, but Laura and I worked out a new schedule that will allow me to swim in the mornings twice a week again.  My friend and fellow triathlete, Jon Ptachcinski, coaches for the Lebo swim team and was a competitive swimmer himself.  He provides the extra motivation for me each time I see him swim by me like I'm treading water.  It's good to be pushed again.

I have set my race schedule for this season with still the possibility of signing-up for two more races.
  • The Columbia Triathlon, Columbia MD - May 20th
  • Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, Cambridge, MD - June 10th
  • Giant Eagle Triathlon, Columbus, OH - July 29th
  • Rev 3 Full Rev Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH - September 9th
  • Ironman 70.3 Steelhead, Benton Harbor, MI - August 19th (TBD)
  • Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains, Stroudsburg, PA - September 30th (TBD)
The climax of my season will be my first full ironman distance triathlon at the Rev 3 Full Rev Cedar Point on September 9th.  There is a lot of work to do between now and then.  I'm very excited and feeling good about the training and racing ahead of me.

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo!! Looks like you have a great racing schedule Ben!! Sooo exciting! And you get to be apart of a GREAT cause as well!! I'm sure it's nice to be back to swimming in the morning's again! That is my favorite time! Have a great weekend!! Hope to see you and Laura soon! :)