And what is it, exactly, that I am starting?
Today I am starting down the road--a one-year and 140.6-mile road--to the finish line. New food. A new home in Iowa. A new place for triathlon in the center of my life.
I am also starting down a new avenue in my career -- in the fall I will begin working on a PhD in media/cultural studies, my other passion. In the meantime, I do have a few loose ends to tie up during my remaining weeks in New Mexico:
- I will leave New Mexico debt-free. I am so close on this one. May 15 is the Big Check Day, when all balances reach zero.
- Say goodbye to Colin, my partner of the last five years (he is pursuing his life of a jazzman in Boulder). This will be incredibly sad, but necessary for us both.
- Lose 14 pounds so I can enter the state of Iowa as a woman of healthy weight. (Though my goal is to lose 34 pounds to reach my optimum weight -- or the one it says on my driver's license.)
So...I'm glad I'm here. I'm looking forward to making a place for myself in this cyber tri community. Hi.