Month: April 2017

Get used to it, every work out takes mental effort

I woke up this morning at 7.15 AM. That’s a little later than usual. I stumbled out the door to Panera Bread for some ice coffee and to read the Sunday paper, surf the internet and take care of a handful of work related emails. At 8.30 AM, I was thinking about how I was going to order my workouts for the day. I wasn’t able to work out yesterday,…

My triathlon is July 9th. This is week 2 of my training reboot.

If you’ve been following my saga on Twitter, you know that my left knee stopped cooperating a month ago. It severely interrupted my triathlon training. So much so, that I dropped out of my planned triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run), which was scheduled for May 21 (2017). I took a couple of weeks off to recover. I signed up for a different triathlon, scheduled for…

MY TRIATHLON IS JULY 9TH. I JUST COMPLETED WEEK 1 OF MY TRAINING REBOOT.

If you’ve been following my saga on Twitter, you know that my left knee stopped cooperating a few weeks ago. It interrupted my triathlon training. So much so, that I dropped out of my planned triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run), which was scheduled for May 21 (2017). I signed up for a different triathlon, scheduled for July 9. The extra time should let my left…

My triathlon is July 9th. This is week 1 of my training reboot.

If you’ve been following my saga on Twitter, you know that my left knee stopped cooperating a few weeks ago. It severely interrupted my triathlon training. So much so, that I dropped out of my planned triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run), which was scheduled for May 21 (2017). I signed up for a different triathlon, scheduled for July 9. The extra time should let my…

My Do-Over: Dropping out of one triathlon, and then signing up for another

Dropping out I was supposed to participate in my first triathlon (1 mile open water swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run) on May 21 (2017). That’s 4 weeks from now. After ruminating on it all weekend, I made a decision. I am not going to participate is the event. Why? My training was going well. I was on track to safely complete the triathlon – even if narrowly. 2…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: My left knee

This has been a challenging couple of weeks. Why?   My first triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 miles bike, 6 mile run) is in one month. I started training in November 2016. My training was mostly on track. I fully expected to complete the triathlon safely. (I had no specific time goal.) About two weeks ago, my left knee started to hurt. At first, it was a nagging pain. In…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 22 CONCLUDED. JUST 6 WEEKS LEFT!

This week’s (Apr-3 to Apr-9 2017) training is complete. I completed the planned training sessions. I did reorder the sessions. Only 6 weeks of training left before the big day!     This week (just completed)     Tuesday Ran 36 minutes (treadmill) Standing overhead dumbbell press (100 pound x 3 reps, 60 pounds x 5 reps, 60 pounds x 5 reps, 60 pounds x 5 reps) Friday Ran 40 minutes (outside) Swam…

MY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN, DAY-91 to DAY-97. Down 20.2 pounds.

Today is day-97 on my weight loss plan. It’s Apr-8 2017 (Saturday). My food intake is back on track this week. I hit a new low weight as I’m down 20.2 pounds in 97 days.   My Weigh-in     April-8 2017, 221 pounds History April-1 2017, 227.4 pounds Mar-4 2017, 222 pounds Feb-18 2017, 223.4 pounds Feb-11 2017, 223.2 pounds Feb-4 2017, 224.4 pounds Jan-28 2017, 227.4 pounds Jan-21 2017, 226.6…

MY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN, DAY 94

My sins Today didn’t go as planned. I had two cookies at lunch and a small brownie for dessert. My excuse is that I was pressured to eat these thing due to social pressure (work situations). If you read this blog, you know my response (to myself): reasons are bullshit. Ahhhh … I feel better after confessing. Now for my daily summary. Weigh-in I didn’t have access to a scale….

MY WEIGHT LOSS PLAN, DAY 93. I didn’t order that apple pie ala mode.

Day 93’s victory was what I didn’t eat: apple pie ala mode. Weigh-in I did not have access to a scale. Breakfast Scrambled egg (~half plate) Plate of mixed fruit Coffee Late Lunch / Early Dinner Chicken strips “breaded” with almonds Salad Back at hotel Plate of mixed fruit Red wine (one glass) My temptation It was 7 PM. I was drinking my glass of red wine, contemplating whether I…