Sunday, April 27, 2014

TRI-ing to get in gear.

  A classmate of mine passed away unexpectedly this week, it odd to read the obits about a 35 year old, normally is see my classmates names in the birth announcements or perhaps the engagement/wedding section.  You cant help but think for a moment about your own Obit.  what would mine say...even if I hit my goal weight and maintained that's really not necessary what i would want people to remember be by, certainly not whats going to be written the paper. 

Struggling with the scale for years is like battling an immortal demon.  You are always going to be in that battle.  We have all heard it time and time again you are more than a number on a metal object in your bathroom.  What am I, I am a mom, a wife, a friend.  I am an avid runner, i love the outdoors and the adirondacks.  Happiest lakeside or on a mountain. Of course all these activities would be easier if i weigh less but i still achieve them.  I cant wait till i hit a magic number to live.

On January 1st i decided to sign up for a bucket list item.  Triathalon.  Yes I am doing a 600m swim, 30K bike and 5K run.  It is about 97 days away, and i am not even close to being ready for it.  Today i start a 12 week program (even though i am 13 weeks out).  I have been swimming a few times, i have taken several spin classes and of course i run.

Friday i purchased my bike, i pick it up Wednesday night!  I am going to be swimming weekly at the Ymca but without a coach, this is my weakest area.  I am not good at the turn and breathing thing, of course all the horror stories of getting punched in the face and being ran swam over scare the crap out of me. I have a feeling form my not matter as much as survival skills.

The hardest part of all this is time of course.  I need to fit i training for 3 sports, plus some weight training, oh then there are the kids:  Emma (4) has gymnastics and soccer and Tyler (8) has Soccer and baseball.  This week we had practice each night for something.  My plan is to run/bike home to/from practices/game.

I also need to get nutrition on track.  Last year i did whole30 and i did well with that.  I may do that again.  I need to just think about food as fuel.  Its seriously the late night binges that prove the demon is still within.  Saturday i was 202 pounds, i was exactly that weight in 2011 this weekend. I was able to get down to 177 training for the boilermaker 5k.  So I would think if i stay on course with my training i will see progress.  Also I need to go to bed when my kids do and avoid the kitchen at night.

Speaking of training, i also decided to sign up again for the boilermaker 15k.  This is my 3rd year.  Last year i beat my 2012 time by 7 minutes.  I would like to again see some improvements.  That is about 4 weeks before my triathlon.  so over the next 12 weeks i am training for both the triathlon and a 9.3race.  NO PRESSURE! lol

Its currently raining, windy and 41 degrees (feels like 30) here in CNY.  I have to coach soccer in 90 minutes.  Then its day 1 of the training!!!