Not a whole lot new or exciting to report on the training/racing front (I know, that has been the story for quite a while, hasn't it?). I did come across an interesting quote I'll pass along:
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Ryun
I liked that a lot, because the more I thought about it, the more I realized how true it really is. No matter what you are trying to accomplish, the initial hype and motivation only lasts so long. After that, it just has to be part of what you do.