Additionally – I’m looking forward to some exciting initiatives and goals for the future. I’m still planning and working through everything but hope to formally announce something in the next few months and be more active on updating this blog.
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.
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.
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.
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!