Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm Back, Baby!

The last two weeks have been kind of rough.  My daughter graduated the 8th grade last week.

  My mom and step-dad came in from the West Coast to see her and my niece walk across the stage.  This meant a lot of family get-togethers and when my family gets together it always involves food.  It also always involves stress.  And, unfortunately, stress for me means alcohol.  I probably drank more the last 10 days then I had the previous 2 months.  This all added up to 8 extra lbs on my frame.  But I'm really not the least concerned about that.

I also nailed all my workouts for the last 10 days and I'm feeling really good.  I already have 3 of those 8 lbs gone again and I've walked at least an hour the last 4 days.  I feel like I'm getting to the point I can start moving my Tri training forward.  I don't feel comfortable running on my bum knee yet but I'm going to start cycling.  If I don't soon I won't be able to look Andrea in the eye much longer.

I realized today I need to find some beginner Triathlon info.  So far, I've only been concerned with losing weight and building strength but at some point I think I might need to know what I'm doing.  If anyone has suggestions leave them in the comments.

Look Ma!  No hair!!!


  1. Wow! She is going to be in HS next year!

    Is that why you sit in the lab all the time now? To avoid me? hehe

    Tuesdays after work - Trail of tears - short 2 mile run + 15 mile ride - you know you want to join me!!

    I have a couple of books I will bring you too.

    1. Awesome! As soon as I can run I'll be out there with you. Can't wait.

  2. Hey you! I have a little eBook here:

    Also, check out the book: Your First Triathlon by Joe Friel and Slow Fat Triathlete by Jayne Williams. Both excellent starter books.

    1. That was my sneaky little way to let you plug your book here :-). Now you'll have to read my review!