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


Author: backofthepacker

A slow running, wine slurping, Disney-loving, bourbon swilling triathlete that is simply looking to go from ordinary to extraordinary...and hopefully motivate others along the way.

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