Man, its been a nice couple of weeks off from work and this blog. I tried to get out and run a little bit and get in a few weight workouts, but nothing to intense. I'd like for the weather to start heating up again so I can start putting in some miles on the bike, but we will see what Oklahoma have in store.
I am so excited about 2012, and its only just begun. I cannot wait to attempt a International distance Tri and half marathon this summer. I am more than pumped to start working towards placing at a sprint tri and further increasing my 5k speed into the 6 min mile range. Pretty advantageous goals for me, in my mind, but I believe I can do it.
This time last year, I was an overweight (230lbs on a 5'10" frame), sedimentary engineer, who wouldn't run a quarter mile to save my life and didn't even know if I could still swim. I've now completed several 5k's, setting PR's at each attempt and breaking the 8 min/mile mark, completed my first sprint tri, become completely obsessed with triathlons and endurance racing, spent a ton of money on said obsession (ugh), and lost about 30 lbs.
2011 was a good start, a gentle kick compared to the beating that 2012 is going to be regarding my personal weight and goals.
I came close to hitting the 50% mark on my December goals, which is super shitty, but I was sick for a large portion of the month. I have set January's just south of December's goals (50 mile ran, 5 hours biked, 4 miles swam), and I feel confident I can achieve them. I will be moving into a new house later this month, but hopefully that will not interfere too much with this months training.Its only 4 months till the OKC Memorial Half Marathon (Might change this race) and 5 months till my International distance tri in Irving, Texas.
I have several books (4 total) I need to read through and I am very excited to add a set of aero bars to my bike in the next few weeks. I will be posting more once I have more dense, or useful, information to share, but everyone should be excited for this new year. Its a fresh start and a great time to break down personal barriers that are holding you back from what you want.