February 20th 2019


Day 1 of this new and improved me was not easy. I cruised along without issue until dinner time. When I got home, I hopped into the pool and swam.  The measurements on Trainingpeaks are for a 25 yard pool, unfortunately for me…as my pool is much longer than 25 yards.  So I finished my swim, looked at my watch, and got cranky. From now on, I’m just going to measure my swim by the number of laps in the time allotted. I’ll need to ignore pace per 100 yards…..which sucks.

Breakfast and lunch were pre-prepared at home: peanut butter & jelly on english muffins. Had some restraint at lunch and just went with a cup of coffee during a meeting.  So I limited my calorie intake well during the day. Water intake was awesome too, as I had to run to the head at least 4 dozen friggin times…so that’s not a weird look in the office AT ALL.

When I got home, I was actually fired up to lift weights and run – so that’s some positive momentum. it takes 21 days to build a habit….so only 19 more to go. 45 minutes of relaxed running with absolutely no pacing or mileage goal. I just ran to run. And it…was…great. Then I switched to the gym and lifted weights for about an hour. Quick note: I was told by someone in my small apartment complex gym that I looked like “the Vin Man from that old movie, Casual Sex”. Seriously???? I look like the Dice Man??? When in the blue hell did THAT happen???

Vin Man

I managed to stay disciplined at dinner time by eating smaller portions and drinking a ton of water. Mission accomplished today.

March 3rd…..4 hours on the bike with a goal of 80 miles or more in order to raise money to fight cancer.  Please check out my Cycle for Survival donation page (I’ve attached the link below), and consider a donation to this important cause.  Thanks!

…and if you’re interested in checking out my race schedule, I’ve shared that link below as well!

My cycle for Survival Donation Page!

2019 and 2020 Race Schedule

 

February 19th, 2019


The Cycle for Survival is less than 2 weeks away – so this should be interesting . 4 hours on the bike, where I’m gunning for 80 miles at a minimum. The Suck Factor on this one will be a solid 8. So I’m beginning the first of three continuous Ironman Triathlon training plans today while, at the same time, re-dedicating myself to dietary discipline. What does my version of “Dietary Discipline” mean? It’s simple:

– Upping the water intake.
– Decreasing the intake of vino….THAT’S GONNA SUCK
– No sweets (they make me slow and I really can’t afford to be slower than I currently am)
– No soda (this one is easier for me now, but it counts….so I’m adding it)
– Tracking every single thing I eat on Myfitnesspal (feel free to follow me on there!)
– Dropping the carbs and upping the protein (easy peasy – this just means more fish!)
– Increasing the veggies and fruit (another easy one, in my humble opinion)
– No fast food, Cook at home.

For those of you that talk to me daily / frequently, I apologize in advance for my cranky, almost obnoxious tone from here on out. No wine? No Oreos? No heavy carbs? I’m putting some small bills in my dresser drawer for use as bail money……..

today’s workouts were 45 minutes in the pool (cold as heck, but as David Goggins says…”every day you need to do something that sucks”). Then I hopped out of the pool and got 45 minutes of speed work in on the run. Wearing saturated spandex from the pool did not help my mood.

Doing the mental math: cutting my calories + upping my training = a pissed off dude.

On March 3rd, I’m going to be cycling for 4 hours straight in order to raise money to help in the fight against cancer. Please consider a donation to this amazing cause!  I’m shooting for 80 miles in 4 hours, and I’ll be broadcasting live on Facebook during the event!!!!  Here’s the link:

Cycle for Survival!!

…and here’s my upcoming race schedule…..

My 2019 and 2020 Race Schedule