I've decided this season isn't for racing. I'm going to use this time to get healthy and stronger. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed. I am. But I'm trying to see the bright side. I have a chance to do things that will set up a great season next year. This time next year I plan to be healthy, stronger and hopefully a little smaller.
I am working really hard to lose some weight. I started reading Skinny Rules by Bob Harper. "Reading" might be the wrong word. I skimmed it for the important parts and I'm using his menu plan. Today is day 6 and so far I've lost 1.5 pounds. At this rate I will be at my goal (at least what I think is my goal) in 3 more weeks.The crazy thing is I haven't been working out much. I ran twice this week, for a total of less than an hour. In the past I've worked out like crazy, ate whatever I wanted and lost nothing. It's not like I was eating junk. I've been good about what I eat, just not about how much. I guess it's true...
Other than just losing weight, I'm feeling better all around. I have more energy and I just feel better. Now if I can start exercising regularly again, I'll be set.
Right now I'm thinking my big race next year will be Rev3 Portland 70.3. I hope to be healthy and strong and ready to start serious training in February.