It is still January. My racing plans for 2010 are just taking shape. As they take shape, my plans reinvigorate my training and give me purpose. I take huge health benefit from being active, but there is just something else that I get from racing – an adrenaline shot, a sense of accomplishment, a buzz… I am really looking forward to 2010. I have the big aim of completing an Olympic distance triathlon. For many people this may seem like small change, but for me, it is a huge physical challenge. With nerves that don’t talk well to my muscles, and years of bad knees, the 10k run is a massive goal for me. We’ll see how it goes. But I am optimistic, excited, and ready to share my race schedule as it stands today. 6 June Blenheim Triathlon Sprint distance: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run 3 July Great London Swim 1 mile swim (will be done as a brick, with 7mi bike before and after swim) 8 August London Triathlon Olympic distance: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run 5 September Great North Swim 1 mile swim at Lake WindermereAll of these races are in the UK. We are thinking about adding a few races into the calendar which are not in the UK. I am keeping my eye on the Barcelona triathlon in October, and also thinking about the Nation’s Triathlon in DC in September. And we are thinking about bringing our bikes along on holiday this year. And I haven’t added in any 5k runs yet. I am still waiting to see how my knees/ankles feel with the running… But I have a few of those in mind as well! Wish me luck. I will continue to track my training and progress here, on Twitter, and on Dailymile in case you are interested in following me!