Month: January 2017

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 13 CONCLUDED

Summary   I completed another week (Jan-23 to Jan-29 2017) of my triathlon training program. I completed the planned training sessions.   My triathlon training program     For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start on Monday and finish on Sunday. I’ll complete the following each week: Weight training sessions Standing overhead dumbbell presses (1 session) Deadlifts (1 session) 30-minute swim (3…

TRIATHLON TRAINING: MY 1-MILE SWIM

This morning, I swam 1-mile (1750 meters) in 60 to 65 minutes. I used the “freestyle” technique. It was an important milestone for me. Why? I signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon (1-mile swim, 25-mile bike, 6-mile run) 4 months ago. I put together a training program soon after. I’m currently in week 13 (week 12 here) of the program. My execution of the program has been good. A barrier…

DAYS 20 TO 26 ON WEIGHT LOSS PLAN

This Week I’ve been on on my weight loss plan for 28 days. Day 20 was Jan-22 (Sunday). Day 26 was Jan-28 2017 (Saturday) – also weighed-in. A Reminder … My Updated Plan Stay true to Paleo (with all my food choices). Tuesday through Thursday: Eat two meals per day. Eat one snack, typically a small mix walnuts (or other Paleo compliant nut) and raisins. 5 fruits and vegetables per day (spread…

My Triathlon Training Program – A Benevolent Dictatorship?

My triathlon training program is starting to feel like a benevolent dictator running my life. Why? I have been traveling 3 days a week, working a lot of hours while traveling and working a lot of hours overall. I’m finding it hard to train on my travel days and the day after the trip tends to leave me tired and feeling unambitious. This is generating stress is my mind about “how…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 12 CONCLUDED

Summary   I completed another week (Jan-16 to Jan-122 2017) of my triathlon training program. I completed the planned training sessions.   My triathlon training program     For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start on Monday and finish on Sunday. I’ll complete the following each week: Weight training sessions Standing overhead dumbbell presses (1 session) Deadlifts (1 session) 30-minute swim (3…

DAYS 13 TO 19 ON WEIGHT LOSS PLAN – THE SCALE SAID IT WAS A GOOD WEEK, I ONLY PARTLY BELIEVE IT

The Week I’ve been on on my weight loss plan for 19 days so far. Day 13 was Jan-15 (Sunday). Day 19 was Jan-21 2017 (Saturday/today). Day 19 was also my weigh-in day. Recall that last week, I changed my plan (again) Here is my updated plan: Stay true to Paleo (with all my food choices). Tuesday through Thursday: Eat two meals per day. Eat one snack, typically a small mix…

2017: DAYS 6 to 12 ON WEIGHT LOSS PLAN – AND ANOTHER PIVOT

The Week Day 6 was Jan-8 2017. Yesterday, Jan-14 2017,  was day 12 on my weight loss plan. Day 12 was also my weigh-in day. How did the week go? Truth be told, if judged against my plan weight loss plan, not well. Day 6 (Sunday) looked like a Saturday (cheat day, eat anything I want as long as it is Paleo compliant). I didn’t follow the prescribed eating plan…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 11 CONCLUDED

Summary I completed another week (Jan-9 to Jan-15 2017) of my triathlon training program. I completed the planned training sessions. Triathlon training program For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start on Monday and finish on Sunday. I’ll complete the following each week: Weight training sessions Standing overhead dumbbell presses (1 session) Deadlifts (1 session) 30-minute swim (3 sessions) 30-minute bike (3 sessions)…

My Wife Walked 10,000 Step Every Day For One Year

Walking for health and fitness is now a “thing” in my family. If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Twitter, you know I’m obsessed with getting 10,000 steps every day – measured with my trusty Fitbit. I just passed 500 days in a row of 10,000 steps a day. The big deal for me was when I passed the one year mark. Now, I am happy to…

Happy Birthday to My Wife

I am again using this post to wish Happy Birthday to my Wife and the Mother of my Boys.  Happy Birthday Baby! I Love You!  Below are three things that I want you to know. Thank you! Thanks so much for being my Wife. Thank you so much for being a great Mom. Thank you for all you do, the big and little things. We love you! I adore you….