Let me start by saying I HAVE THE WORST HEADACHE EVER! The command staff won't let me off either, Suck! But I know we are short staffed so I can take one for the team. On to business...
Lets see, I have a 250 mile charity ride for the National Law Enforcement Memorial, from Chesapeake Va. to DC coming up in May...
Goal 1: From the first of the year to May 12th I'd like to log 1000 miles. But that's only 200 miles a month you say, But let us not forget I work a rotating 12hr shift on perm nights. And I have my Daughter 1/2 the time too. So. I'm setting goals that are reachable (at first).
Goal 2: Drop the Lbs! I'm at a whooping 222lbs as of today, even with my primal(ish) eating plan. I need to get back to the gym/core/running/cycling side of life. I'm setting My goal to be 185lbs by July. I used to look like Walsh when I was racing, so if I can get down to 185 I know I'll be fast again. It's been burning in the back of my mind for the past 6-7yrs now(don't ever date or marry someone who doesn't believe you or your sport!), I miss my old life and I need to be that guy again. Plus I loved the people that I was around and that side of life/sport/racing! Beautiful, laid back people... I miss a lot of my old friends too.
Goal 3: Start and finish in 2 TRI's and 3 Mtn. Bike races. I have the knowledge and race experience to do this, I just need to meet goal #1 & 2 to meet this one. Oh and If I can swing it, a CX race would be a fitting end to a comeback season too!
Goal 4: I know I already do enough volunteering to choke a goat at these 26.2/13.1's in the area but I would also like to do my first 5/8 or 10k race. I mean damn I live at the beach, I should be able to find one or two of these things to run in this year! I don't even care what time I get, I just want to get out and do it!
So, how do I plan on doing all of this you might ask? By getting up off my fat ass and just getting outside more to start with(it's also helping that I'm canceling my cable in Dec too!) and by finding more support to motivate me here. By reconnecting with old teammates, shop mates and friend, and hopefully making new ones in the process! I need more people to challenge me by reading my blog and cheering me on! I've lost that get up and go over the last few years and I WANT IT BACK! So if you are reading this, join me on this journey and follow my blog(tell your friends to follow me too). Give me words of motivation, tell me to get up and go running on rainy days, call me and ask me to go for a ride and I guarantee you I won't let you down! And let me finish by saying, My headache is gone and I feel great! thanks for reading.