I’m still very sore from the race. Basically – from head-to-toe. Like – my upper neck, all the way to my right big toe. But – it was worth it. I earned the pain! And I did it for you all!
IRONMAN Florida 70.3 Finishing Time: 6:05:05
Overall, I’m very happy with the race. No major issues. The wind was bad at times (20mph) and it was hot (91) but rained for about 5 minutes at mile 8 which helped for a bit. Thankfully, the IRONMAN staff was fantastic and had ice and water along the run.
Thank you for following along! Had an amazing time and it helped me push through the pain knowing that so many of you are tracking me and sending your love. ❤️.
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!