Sunday, September 23, 2007

So What's Next?


Well the past couple of weeks have been filled with trying to get the Erickson household back to normal. Our normal anyway.:) I cleaned out the refrigerator. I could have produced enough penicillin to keep Zak and Gracie's preschool class ear infection free for a year. I then tackled the piles of laundry that built up, even though I thought I stayed on top of it. On Thursday I found myself scrubbing the bathrooms. Stop making a face, I cleaned them but not every corner. This week I will scour the front room and kitchen floors and maybe even get to the windows.


What next? I keep asking myself. Friends and family have been asking the same. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't sign up for the Chicago marathon. I've been feeling really good and think I could definitely qualify for Boston again. But then what? Would I go to Boston in the spring? Yes, I mean no, I mean .... well, what, what do I mean. I have had the good fortune of being able to live out 2 of the goals that I set for myself. Both in the same year, within 6 months of one another. How do I top that? By trying to put a happy ending on the one that I didn't like the ending to? In retrospect it would almost spoil the experience I had there. As bad as I felt initially, looking back, I learned a lot about myself and moving forward. The months following Boston I was able to rediscover the love I have for just doing what I love to do and not making it anymore than that.


I think right now I need to sit back and relax. It's time to slow it down for a little while anyway. Hey, the Cubbies might make it into the playoffs and the Bears might actually prove themselves as a team to be reckoned with. Dennis is talking about Ultra marathons and adventure races and Gil, Scott and Mike are talking about 1/2 IM's in June. The club is in need of some serious attention and my family needs, well actually, I need some serious family time. So for right now I'm doing NOTHING. Well, I'm doing some things but not trying to achiev any life long goals, not for a while anyway.

4 comments:

The Clyde said...

Got to love the Old Plank Trail. I think you are making the right choice. I mean I didn't even do IMWI this year and I took the week after off, I think you get some time to be undecided.

MJ said...

Sounds to me like this won't be your last Ironman....hmmmmm.

Congrats! Enjoy your accomplishment. You deserve some R&R and your family needs you back for a while.

RunBubbaRun said...

I think you should do all of it for '08 and then some :) ... You know I will do it with ya...

Yeah takes some time off, but I'm still defering the house work until it snows..

Scott said...

You should follow your heart. Your family will always support you. Now, go clean the bathroom.