Sunday, March 27, 2011

Biathlon

In one of the gyms I exercise at, I read a sign detailing an upcoming race. A biathlon. It's a 600m swim followed by a 5k run. Not terribly taxing. Usually, I see these signs, dwell on it for a few weeks, and by the time I would've made up my mind they've already posted the results. Not this time! Instead of being passive, I signed up and even got an early entrance reduced rate. The race is April 10th at 9AM. Or April 9th at 10 AM. Damn it's all so confusing.

Anyway, I've dropped 15-17 pounds since the new year. I was hovering near 200 for awhile. Even as high as 206 at one point. The latest time I weighed myself in my birthday suit I was 185.2. Not too shabby I might say. I think I graduated high school at 175-180. At first I had a goal of 190. After surpassing that, I thought, what about 185. Now I'm thinking 180. And to be honest, it wouldn't kill me to be in the 170's. It's taking a lot of dedication to lose this weight. Primarily changing my exercise routine to incorporate more cardio, eating less, and  not snacking with huge portions. That was my recipe for success and it's been great thus far.

I've done a practice trial run for the race, (after lifting) and it was pretty hard. I tried to run a 21 minute 5-k and then swim a half mile. Back to back is a challenge. I could easily do both with a break in between. It's important for me to have this outlet as life/school has been overwhelming the past few weeks (and will continue until I leave for Asia - more on this in upcoming posts). So, I hope you guys are ready to bask in the sunlight this summer with your trim bodies. If I can be a source of motivation, I'd love to fill that role. Results build on themsleves and while I may be getting a little zealous, perhaps it's better than lethargic complacence...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for you Conor on your weight loss and diet changes to get there. Also, I think this race sounds like fun. I know that you seem to enjoy challenges, so I hope that you do well with this one. Don't get too skinny though.It is still nice to see those pecs!

Anonymous said...

Way to go with the weight loss. Maybe I should become a vegetarian, but I sure would miss those burgers.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's great to have the motivaion of an event to encourage us to get off the couch. Even if you dodn't get the times you want it is way cool to be doing it and meeting kindred spirits. Good luck, dude.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you will do great since you seem to be competitive in all you do. Watch what you eat 24 hrs. prior (and drink if you know what I mean).

Anonymous said...

If you get to 170 you will have to get your girlfriend to protect you

Anonymous said...

you're hot.