Let's not to say that I am going to take a break, keep up with my Louis diet, and become a ball. That's not what this break is about. I am taking a break so that I can focus on other things. Things that are actually important but I have been putting off. Yes, eat better and lose weight will be one of my focus along with a few other things.
Once I get the ball rolling, I will start training again. This time I will train for an ultra marathon. I haven't finalized the detail yet as I just got out of Ironman Canada. I am not even sure which races I will be doing. But I have an ultimate goal. A goal so big it may take me a few tries. My goal is not just to finish a 100 miles trail race, but the Angeles Crest 100 mile trail race.
Why AC 100? I always consider myself a hiker, not a marathoner or an Ironman. The whole craziness start off with hiking. Angeles National Forest is my playground. To me, doing AC 100 will be coming back to a full circle. This is some serious stuff and I am going to train seriously. And I can't train seriously without this break.
I may do another Ironman sometime in the future, but Ironman Canada will be my last Ironman for a long time. I can make an Ironman much harder by pushing myself to go faster. But going fast is not in my gene. I always tell others that I am a Type B person doing a Type A sport. So doing LSD (Long Distance Running) is going to be a good way to challenge myself because it is going to be harder than doing an Ironman. I am looking forward to get stronger physically. But more important, I am looking forward to grow mentally.
Like I said with my other posts, I do not just become who I am by myself. Everyone makes a positive impact in my life. Including the toxic people (because they are toxic, they make me grow too).
I can't possibly list out everyone that I want to thanks. Well I can, but I am posting a picture of for each one of them and it will take me forever to find all these pictures. But you know who you are.
A few special special thanks to my WTC (Hiking/Camping) instructors Patrick, Steve, and Scott. My first Marathon Head Coaches Kiley and Dave. My first Ironman Head Coaches Paul and Rad. Coach Jimmy and Kate Freeman from the Coyotes. VitaPanda Kevin. And of course, ME! I guess I have to thanks myself to move forward and thrive for the better.