Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fat Man to Iron Man

G'day To All!
Well, how many of you made a News Year's resolution?  And how many of you are struggling, already?   Hang in there.  They say it takes thirty days to create a new habit. I will confess that I may have bitten off a bit more than I can handle.  But you know what they say... 'a problem shared is a problem halved'.  Or is that 'a problem shared is a problem doubled'?  

In any case, here it is... any of my blog readers out there from planet earth to the outer reaches of the universe, are cordially invited to join me in going from being a fat man to an Iron Man.   No, I'm not talking about the cartoon character.  The idea is that in one year, through careful training and eating habits, I will take this 233 lb of rippling muscle and turn it into a 180lb hard body Iron Man (what was I thinking?). 

For those who dare, please consult your doctor before embarking on this senseless mission.  I will not take responsibility for any dizzy spells, injury or death.  Husbands consult your wives, and wives consult your husbands.

Well, there it is.   This is actually something that I've wanted to do before reaching my 50th birthday. Commitment is important.  Any and all that are interested in participating, I will be glad to help encourage and show you the schedule that I will be following, along with health tips and goals that I have set to accomplish throughout the year to a achieve the full Iron Man in Austin, Texas on Oct 28th, 2012.  

The last Triathlon I did was some 23 years ago.  It was the half Triathlon which is swim 1.2 mile, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles.  I remember seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and the rest was a blur (just kidding).  It was very hard and took some 4 hours and change.  I had a huge sense of accomplishment.  It was the last of a few triathlons that I did. 

The secret is commitment to the training program and staying injury free. In the ideal world, it would be nice to get a small group in the area that wanted to commit and have weekly meetings and training sessions to help hold each other accountable and encourage one another. 

The distance for the Iron Man is 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.  Anyone interested in joining me can contact me at info at worldwindproductions dot com.




  1. Hi Laurence. Happy New Year!
    I see that this time you have taken your new year resolution to new heights. I wish you the best of luck with your endeavour and am sure you will succeed. When I met you in 2009 you were the most energetic of us all, I think. Arms flaling as you jumped up and down from inside the boat, to the cockpit, to the dock, solving various issues. It looked like you had the most fun. Albeit Abby was still coming out of her shell, trying to get used to the attention. Inside I'm sure she had at least as much fun as you, if not more. A saying I know states follwing: Don't follow your dreams.... Chase them!
    The Sunderland family is definently doing some chasing. :D
    The very best of luck to you, and have fun!!!

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement Trond!

  3. Hey hey it's Jake from the gym. I can't stop thinking about the iron man. Im so stoked. Let's do this thing. We are gonna have so much fun! Oh yeah I watched the preview of your movie. I'm going to see the whole thing. I'll give you some feedback. You are "the most interesting man in world". Lol see you soon I'm going to do some recruiting for your iron man club.

    1. Jake! Glad you are enthusiastic about the Iron Man. Lots of hard work ahead to pull this off. Let's get a group together so we can all encourage one another. See you at the gym!