Friday, December 11, 2009

A return...

Well it's been a while since my last and very foolish post about blogging once a week, but somewhere in the last few weeks, I have to admit, I've become somewhat Facebook'd out. Yeah it's great for quick hits, funny little comments, etc....but at the heart of it, it seems a somewhat artificial way of keeping in touch....almost impersonal to a point. Don't get me wrong, I'll be on Facebook, but I think I definitely want to kick up posting again. I've met some really cool people that there is no way in hell I would have met otherwise, and although the trend may be shifting in public opinion to Facebook from blogging, I think there will be some, like me, that will be returning after a while. Facebook is like the cliff notes of peoples lives....I feel blogs are the full on novel.

Now that all that crap is out of the way, I've got some shit going on.

1st off, some of you may know, but I'm doing IMWI 2010. Call it a drunken bar bet or whatever, but my ass is signed up and we are about t-minus 7 days away from official training. Surprisingly I haven't been eating like I'm trying to get on Biggest Loser these last few weeks. In actuality, I'm already 9lbs lighter and about 6% less bodyfat than I was when I actually raced in 2008, all good signs in my book (I'm still a Clyde, but shrinking -- 217lbs and 15% BF) And unlike the first one, where it was just to cover the 140.6, this time I've got goals, goals that need to be hit. (more on that in a later post).

2nd. I've found my cocaine, and it is delicately packaged like this:

Don't let the professional packaging fool you, thinking it's healthy because it's basically flavored peanut butter....this stuff has some serious street value....not to mention that if you look at the nutritional info, you're better off eating mayonnaise.....but still, this shit is for real.

3. I actually suckered one of my best friends into doing IMWI with me. We are pretty close in athletic ability, so even though my first one is special, I am really looking forward to having someone to take on this second journey with me.

4. P90X, TRX and Yoga -X (hell there's a lot of X's in there and it's not even anything porn related) have become staples of my workouts. I highly recommend them all.

5. I have produced another child. I realized for some of you that don't know me on facebook, it's been a while, but I actually persuaded a women (my wife, I'm not Tiger Woods) to have sex with me, more than once!! So I now have two beautiful little girls (31/2 and 8 months), it's going to be interesting to see how I can fit in workouts as well as make sure that I still have a marriage after this is all done, haha.

6. Despite my biggest objections, I have been swimming. My petition to the IM board to omit that part of the race is still pending, so I figure I better start preparing in case they dont' see it my way. I'm a little slower than I was in my peak at 2008, so that's a good sign as I haven't lost much speed, but I do have some work to do. I have even started going to Masters, again all against my will but on the advice of my coach.

That's all for now, got to run, train ride is almost over.