Sunday, December 27, 2009

No, not the Scales.

For some reason, if I don't have a race, and we're talking one of substance and not the New Years 5 Miler, I just kind of go to hell in a handbasket for the Holiday season.  Knowing this is true, I just can't break the habit and adjust the eating or ramp up the training just a little bit.  So, in spite of all this knowledge, I still got on the scales and noted that I am back up to 180 lbs for the first time in 9 months.  I'm not worried about it much, mainly because I know that when January 2nd hits, I faithfully get an amazing rush of adrenaline to train for the upcoming year.


The schedule has also been made a little more solid since I will be in Oklahoma City for a good part of June.  I've found two triathlons on succesive weekends for two of the three weeks I'll be there. This is all tentative, but I'm happy that I have a couple of races to ease the irritation that I'm feeling for not being able to race the hometown Edinboro Triathlon a course on which I train constantly.  Life goes on though and this crap happens.

The local newspaper had a front page article on Terry Fuller and his finish at Kona. He's a nice guy and after knowing that he grew up with heart issues and had a stroke in the not so distant past, makes me feel that much better for his accomplishment.  Being an Ironman is awesome, but to do it at the big enchilada makes it that much sweeter. 

I have decided that my next Ironman will be in Hawaii, just when depends on when lottery system draws my name.  I have time, and God willing, the health to wait it all out.  Right now, I'm happy to get back to seeing how the training works on sprint and olympic events.

Two months after the last real rides and I have yet to clean up the bikes. Seeing as though the four that I need to clean up are sitting/hanging right behind me, I can't claim that I don't know where they're at or can claim "out of sight out of mind" so I might need to turn off the Modern Warfare 2 or Left 4 Dead long enough to get it all done.  Something in my head says "Good luck with that."

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