Monday, November 12, 2007

Well, here I go.

I am about 5 or 6 weeks into my reentry into triathlon. I love to train for and race triathlons. I took a couple of years off and just about reverted into a couch tubor. I made a decision that I liked the fit me better than the fat drunk me. So here I go.

I started by kicking alcohol out of my life. I let it have way to big a hold on me anyhow. Add to that all of the empty calories and tendency to make me lazy........ Then I got ahold of my diet. I love to cook. I really do. The Food Network is my favorite TV to watch. I get great ideas and try some of the recipes that the flamboyant hosts prepare for the couch born masses. But now I have been using those recipes....but making them low fat and healthy. I watch my portions and keep a diary of everything I eat.

So far its working. On October 1st I weighed in at an all time high of 255 pounds. Today, I weighed in at 227.

I'm up to 4o mile rides on Saturdays and 5 mile runs on Sundays. I don't want to increase too fast and risk an injury but I am loving the longer workouts.

I have an "A" race planned on June 29, 2008 at Buffalo Springs Tx. The 1/2 I mean Ironman 70.3 (when did that change?). I did 6:40:40 in 2003. I want to beat that time in 2008. I can do it. I have a workout plan in place and I am on track. More importantly I have a commitment to living my life my way........without the negatives and without regrets.


skoshi said...

DD--very nice to have you back in the thick of things--regardless of how far away you live. Sounds like you're committed and doing good for yourself and your family. Very admirable. Looking forward to seeing you healthy at the races again. N.

SWTrigal said...

Welcome back DD. You have alot of courage to get "back on the horse" so they say..great to see your blog!

Iron Outlaw said...


I'm looking forward to some wisdom on these pages. I'll be tuning in...maybe IM AZ in Nov of next year? All the way back baby!