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.