New High . . .
December 18, 2006
I have had several inquiries regarding my hiatus from blog posting. Well, my keen minded friends, most of your preconceived notions have been correct. I have been slacking and dreadfully so.
After a full tri season of 14 events, 2 duathlons, 12 triathlons and setting new PR’s
(personal records) and completing new, longer distances I think I lost it upstairs in the
mental part of this “new me” thing that I still can’t quite define.
I am royally screwed right now. I have reached a new PR that I am not so excited about.
I weight at this moment 423 lbs.
My previous high prior to my first triathlon was 421 lbs.
Last year I reached 362 lbs.
I can put weight on faster than . . . I don’t know anything faster? I am embarrassed and
upset. I have avoided my blog for that reason.
But today I am back. Thanksgiving – OVER. Christmas – OVER. No excuses about
“It’s a holiday!”.
I am just amazed! How does a person put on that much weight so damn fast! (I know
how, that was rhetorical)
Tomorrow is a new day and time to begin my new me thing again. I will continue doing
my new me thing until I am my new me.
2006 in review:
I had what I think was a great year. I did 14 races completed 3 Olympic distance
triathlons and had fun doing all of it! I turned a new page in my triathlon career, on the
annual USAT triathlon rankings, I was not DEAD LAST this year!!!! I was second to
I increased my mph on the bike from a 12.2 average in 2005 to a 17.1 average (my goal
was 15mph) I slowed on the run and I remained the same in the swim.
This year I have a lofty schedule. Less races but, not so much.
In may I will compete in my first ½ Ironman at Gulf Cost tri in Panama city. Then in
November I will compete in my first Ironman at Ironman Florida.
I will only do 4 other races in the year, but I am sure I will actually train more than I have
Here are my goals:
By May (Gulf Coast Tri) - weight 340 lbs
That is a loss of – 63 lbs
By Nov. (Ironman) – weight 290 lbs
This is a loss of 50 lbs.
I am going to also set weekly goals so that I have interim accomplishments.
Here is my Goal for this week:
Tuesday: Run 3 miles
Wednesday: Run 3 miles am – Basketball in pm
Thursday: Run 3 miles
Saturday: Ride 2 loops at river road (approximately 22 miles)
Sunday: Ride 2 loops at river road and run 2 miles.
There are this weeks goals. The reason I am running so much this week is that I am in
Arkansas for early Christmas celebration and have no bike or swimming opportunity.
Thank you to everyone for your inquiries into my life while I took this dreadful hiatus
from my health.
Still in search of the new me!
Monday, December 18, 2006
New High . . .