2009 Goals: Maka-1-2-3 !!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008



I will be happy with finishing one. Doing two in a year will be blessing. Three in a year and I will be ecstatic! The big question now is when and where do I lose it! Once I'm done, I will give away my purity ring to Mylie Cyrus or the Jonas brothers (hehe).

Duathlon (and Aquathlon)

The longest distance I biked so far is not even near that required for standard duathlon, but me completing the required distance during training is probably more certain than me conquering my fear of highways on the actual race! But I am putting this as a goal anyway. God bless me and my bike. I already survived one very minor (but very embarassing) semplang because of stupidity. I suppose I have eight more lives. But wait...I am a dog person - not a feline fancier!

Now aquathlons are within my realm. No surprise there - I'm Aquarius and I hail from the town of baths (Los Banos). I will join as many of these as I can. I couldn't believe I haven't joined an aquathlon yet. At least I am assured of one goal met.


It is almost certain that I will join sprint/standard/olympic distance triathlons. Maybe I will join mini-sprints or beginner triathlons again with friends just for kicks (and hopefully erase my pitiful records there!). But for 2009, my heart really longs to do a half-ironman (70.3 miles). I think I can hack the open water swim and survive the half-marathon, but I dread the bike leg. Do I bike with the buses along the highways of CamSur? Can I just make a gazillion loops around the provincial capitol? Will my Hiro Nakamura powers be enough to teleport myself and my bike to the race site? The thought of these already makes we weak. But for now, all I have is a dream and a resolve to train. The rest - bahala na si Bathala.

By sheer will and God's grace, things will fall into place.


Jinoe December 27, 2008 at 9:40 PM  

Tough goals. But very doable. Ikaw pa. With the ladies in skirt during marathons and chicks in wetsuits during triathlons, you'd be very inspired.

Anonymous December 28, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

Great goals! I wish you the best of luck. Happy New Year! :-)

i2runner.wordpress.com December 28, 2008 at 7:02 PM  

With God, nothing is impossible.
Always remember, impossible is nothing.

Nora, the golden girl December 29, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

Wala akong masabe sa kagitla-gitlang 2009 goals mo Rico! I admire your desire to push yourself to the limit, to go beyond your comfort zone and discover what you can truly achieve. I wish you all the luck!

You look exactly the same as you appear on your blog (slightly cuter though). You didn't proceed to Chocolate Kiss after the ICTUS Run? We did! Open ang sa baba. Closed ang sa taas.

See you again this Jan. 18. Will be running my very first 10k!

Rico Villanueva December 30, 2008 at 12:33 AM  

Tough? Napa-isip tuloy ako. Maybe. I dunno. I'd like to believe they are doable like what Jinoe said. Like what Nora said, I guess I am just trying to expand my comfort zone.

Nora, we went to Rodic's instead.

See you guys on the road.

Anonymous December 31, 2008 at 5:38 PM  

Hey hey hey! Inggit ako, gusto ko rin nyan! Mag trantados ka ba this year? Join tayo, might make that my first tri.

By the way, LSD tayo one of these weekends. Yayain natin sila Tsi and Jerome. Chika pace.

Rico Villanueva December 31, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

Hi Karen, yes mag-trantados ako. Let's tri together. Baka you may also want to try also the earlier triathlons. Pag na hook kayo, baka marami na tayong mangarap mag-Camsur half-ironman. We can probably also do relays if there is such a category, para may energy pa tayo to wake-board (hehe).

I am game for LSD, bike, swim, eat or chika. Bring them on!

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