The Post That Started It All
This was my very first post where I discussed my desire to do a triathlon (from the Mobile Mommy blog archive of course!) It’s pretty cool to look back and reflect on the what and when of that life changing decision. I posted it on October 24, 2010, and it was my first post on my old blog in about two months – exercise helped me feel better and it definitely inspired my blog posting again 🙂
I’ve been 30 lbs overweight for a long, long time. I’m so sick of it, but struggle with motivation to actually change my eating habits. And exercise is so not my thing. But I was reading something (cannot remember where!!) and suddenly decided that I needed a big goal to push me into better habits. So I’m going to try prepare for a triathlon (date to be determined when 2011 schedule is available).
Already this week I’ve made some great strides (pun intended!), going for 3 bike rides, two “runs” and one swim. My goal is a sprint distance tri, approximately 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. I can go 500m swim already, and need to work on my endurance and form. I have biked maybe 8km but know I can go farther, and will be working hard on that. My biggest challenge will be the run. I breathe hard almost immediately. I hope I can pull it together with several months of work! Going to need a treadmill though, getting way cold already in lovely Alberta!