So it’s Feb 15th and expected to see a doctor in the next week or so. Still sticking to a mostly vegetarian diet but have started to eat fish and included maybe a bite of steak. Chicken and turkey seems to go down well also. The doctor originally thought I had an ulcer and come to think of it, I think he might’ve been right. Too bad I stopped taking the meds he prescribed.
Anyways, health-wise — I’m in a lot better shape than I was mid January so for the most part, I’m GOOD! I think in my prior post I said I was 140 lbs, but this isn’t accurate. Apparently my weight scale in my house is off by a few….10 lbs ! My weight now is 146 lbs, and lost about 14-15 lbs total in a month.
2011 Triathlon Goals
As far as 2011 Triathlon Goals are concerned. Usually, most triathletes aim higher — get faster, fitter, leaner, more time, more mileage, etc. I started to think about what I love about triathlon and came up with a top five list:
1) I love meeting new people
2) I love cross training because I can’t focus on one sport (undiagnosed ADHD?)
3) I love being fit (i.e won’t be out of breath when catching the morning train)
4) I love seeing improvement. It’s addicting!
5) And finally, I love competition.
And with every top 5 love list, there is a top 5 hate list. Here goes:
1) I hate that it takes up a lot of time
2) I hate how expensive it can be
3) I hate feeling guilty when I miss a workout
4) I hate getting injured (although, this is more my fault than anything else)
5) And finally, I hate competition
That’s a really short list as I can probably expand it ten-fold. My point is, I’m re-evaluating what my personal fitness goals are and after finishing one full year of duathlons/triathlons — I’m starting to re-consider. Do I see myself quitting triathlons? Never. It’s just too much fun.
My focus this year will have nothing to do with myself. A big part of 2010 was the role I played as a volunteer guide at Achilles International. It was through Achilles, where I helped guide blind athletes at the Duathlon National Championship (Richmond, VA) and the Duathlon World Championships (Edinburgh, Scotland). I get a lot more value out of helping others. A LOT more…
I’ll probably dip my head in a few races as an individual to see where I’m at fitness-wise, otherwise my entire year will be dedicated to growing the Achilles Triathlon Team as a primary focus.
It’s going to be a FUN year. Stay tuned