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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.

The Ache

phunt77by phunt77Aug 31st 2010
I found that as I train I have a constant companion...the ache. It's just a constant soreness (whether I am exercising or not) in various areas. Sometimes my foot, sometimes a knee or shoulder. Never anything bad, in fact it doesn't bother me at all. While I wouldn't say it's a good thing, it's not bad either. It's just a constant reminder of how much hard work I have done and how far I have come. When I started...swimming 4 laps was a challenge. A week ago, I swam 2 miles in open water. I have raised the distance and average speed that I can bike. When I started running 2 1/2 years ago, I could average 8 minutes per mile on a 3-4 mile run, now I can do it for 6-7 miles. For those results, I don't mind the ache.
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