Well, that’s that! The final weigh in for the Biggest Loser Competition with my local triathlon club was today for me. I lost another 3 pounds which put me definitively below the 190 mark at 188lb. That was my only real goal for the contest and I got it! Total weight lost since January 3 is 25lb. I am 18lb away from my final goal of 170lb and feel pretty confident I can make that goal by this September for club nationals. I’m really happy with the start to this year and have a lot of momentum already to achieve some pretty big goals. But I’m trying to temper my enthusiasm with some reality. I’m very excited with the progress so far but I need to stick to my original plan.
So here is what I’m looking at:
I said that I wouldn’t sign up for any races until I was under 190, so the door is open now. I signed up for a half marathon at the end of this month and will probably do my first 5K in over a year this weekend to celebrate St. Paddy’s day.
My first multisport race will be April 7 at the MaxTrax Duathlon.
My first offroad event will be April 21 with the Amphibian race (3mi kayak, 3mi mtb, 3mi run)
My first triathlon of the year will be May 6 (yes, a pool swim) TriZou (sprint)
But from there, the tempering begins. I want/need to do at least one olympic distance (preferrably 3-4) but I won’t sign up for one until I am under 180lb.
I want to do my first half Iron distance triathlon at Redman in Oklahoma this fall, but I won’t sign up for it until I am under 175lb.
The other goal I have for this year is not to get distracted by all the bright, shiny races going on around me. I will consider an offroad event or adventure race, but that is all the new stuff I’m interested in. If I want to do a half Iron, I need to TRAIN for it. No distraction races like last year. Between now and September I need to do a lot of bike run bricks and get on a PLAN this summer. I can’t just keep going to every event or group training session if they don’t line up with my goals. As much as I like the people in the club, I need to focus.
So here goes!