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Time for a new challenge
Time for a new challenge
When I got out of college I found myself 50 pounds overweight and working 2 jobs, and working out was not a priority. Then one day it changed. No great inspiration other than my wife was losing weight, and I wanted to as well. I started by telling friends and family that I was going to run a 5k. Then I moved on to a 4 mile race, and last year a rather hilly and challenging 7 mile race (The Bix in Davenport, Iowa). But triathlons have always fascinated me. So that is my new challenge.

Bad week

phunt77by phunt77Apr 1st 2010
This week was not good for my training. We are getting ready to move and that kind of threw a wrench into my training plans. I was planning on running Tuesday, only to find out that all my work out clothes were in the washer. So I lifted instead. Many things conspired against me swimming, so today was the first time in nearly a week that I made it in the water and it was a huge battle just to complete 40 laps with several breaks. I was planning on riding my new bike to work in this wonderful weather, but I had to take it back in order to get some shifting problems fixed so that was out too. Everything had been going really good with my training. I hadn't really missed anything that I planned on doing...until this week. So far, only running on Wednesday went off like I originally planned. Hopefully next week will be better.
phunt77by blog author: phunt77, Apr 3rd 2010 16:14
Another set back: the pool we use...shut down for maintenance today. This is frustrating!
hhunt78by member: hhunt78, Apr 3rd 2010 16:30
Routines are great until they are broken... and we are left floundering until we get it back. Hopefully in a week you'll have good weather, a pool with water, and a bike that still works. If not, then we'll have to come up with a plan B. The kids have also been sick so hopefully we can check that one off the list too : )
gocolettegoby member: gocolettego, Apr 4th 2010 13:01
keep up the good work!! I know it's frustrating....I always have these "ideal" training plans in my head for each week and something comes up between work, family and home. I think the consistent efforts we make over time are what is more important than the infrequent missed least I hope b/c that's what I am telling myself! It's sometimes reassuring to see that other people are struggling with the same thing. Good luck!
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