It’s only been 22 Months or so. We survived a pandemic, I have a new job, our family welcomed a new dog, and life seems busier than ever. Sorry for the lack of posting but I guess I’m here to say – things are nearly back to normal. I forget I don’t have a stomach most days. I’m still active and plan on running a half marathon with my wife next month. If you’re reading this – keep fighting. No matter what your battling – Keep Fighting.
Seven Days until my first IRONMAN 70.3 without a stomach! Hope you follow along. I’ll post a link to follow the race later this week. Thanks!
Excited and nervous that IM70.3 is only 10 days away. I plan on one last long session on Saturday then I’ll taper down next week. To bring new readers up to speed, this is my first long race without a stomach. Must of the nutrition and race day game plan has been untested. However – I feel good about the plan that is in place and has worked well with my training days.
Stay tuned! I’ll post a link to track my live race times when it becomes available. Thank you for reading and reaching out with encouragement. It means more than you know.
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This morning I had a great morning ride/run with a friend. Beautiful Charleston weather and I felt decent, over all. Still a bit weak from the flu but happy with the results. Looking forward to the Race! Hope you follow along!
Officially have the flu and already lost 5 pounds in two days. Can’t wait to feel better. I wasn’t able to get a key workout in so that’s a bummer too. I have a big Brick (50 mile bike/5 mike run) scheduled for Saturday so hope I’ll be full strength by then.
4 weeks out! Training is going well considering I have no stomach. I hope to make more short posts in the near future to keep everyone updated.
It’s been a year since my total gastrectomy. It flew by. I can’t believe where I am today. Although I’m very thankful for where I am, I still see I have a lot “healing” to become who I want to be.
For example – I went from 207 to 156 lbs and I’m hovering around 157 now. I’d like to build some muscle and get back to 165 or so. But – it’s been harder than I thought.
I also want to get back into regular training for triathlon and marathon. In order to do that, I have to have my eating dialed in and I need more sleep to recover from workouts. I used to rarely get sore, now I get sore after a decent workout. No big deal, but I need to do better at planning.
I have a 70.3 IronMan coming up in April and training is underway. After taking Nov/Dec off, I have lost a good bit of fitness. So – I’m going to have to be very disciplined to do this. Stay tuned!
Had a really fun time at the Kiawah Island Triathlon this weekend. Had a great race and I was 3rd in my age group!
On another note, hurricane Florence impact in Wilmington North Carolina to such a degree that they had to cancel the IronMan 70.3 triathlon. So I must change my registration for a similar race in April. I might run a half marathon or marathon of the holidays to stay in shape. Stay tuned!
Finished a 10 mile run as I prep for IM70.3. Getting there. Looks like the hurricane has us leaving town so I got one last run in. I’m hurting post run, but I’m not surprised. Hope the IRONMAN 70.3 isn’t cancelled because of the hurricane.