A back of the pack blog, for anyone who's interested in reading how I approach training for and finishing an IronMan triathlon... Slowly, and while dealing with all that life throws my way!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
177 Days and Counting....
I am finding it VERY hard to get off the couch these days! But, I did a little better today on the diet... I was pretty inspired, and not by the regular stuff (good music on the radio, or an ironman clip on YouTube).
I have a great friend who has taken on a HUGE lifestyle change in the last 12 months, and is currently working on getting ready for a 70.3 race next summer. He has lost 87 lbs. in the las 12 months, and posted some before/after photos of his effots. Needless to say, it was impressive!
So, today's stats:
50 minutes on the treadmill, 5.2 miles, 2.5% incline.
2 blueberry nutri-grain bars, one can of Ensure, one can of vegetable beef soup with goldfish crackers, a bowl of granola, a handful of pistachios, and a few Doritos, and a packet of skittles.
First and foremost, I am a normal guy... I am not an elite level athlete, and I don't pretend to be. I work hard, I have an amazing wife (think beautiful and smart, way out of my league), am excited about our new family... Like many, I stumbled into the wonderful world of triathlon completely by accident, but had such amazing experiences with training and racing, that 3 years, 30 fewer pounds, and 3 IM finishes later, here we are...
-Married to a gorgeous, brilliant woman, who is oblivious that she is WAY out of my league (please don't tell her); am a brand new daddy; 3 time IM finisher (Coeur d'Alene 2007, Lake Placid 2008, Coeur d'Alene 2009); Proud "Back of the Pack" athlete!