Monday, December 12, 2011

Training for Boston

Well last year at this time I blogged about starting to train to qualify for boston. this year I start my training to run boston. I'm excited to see where my training takes me this year. I am upping my miles from 50 a week. to 50-70 a week. so it's gonna be pretty intense. Also I'm about 3 weeks into learning to swim. I plan on doing a number of tri's next year as well. with the ultimate goal of doing an ironman the following year. I have a long ways to go with swimming. But i'm making slow progress. I think the cross training of swimming and biking will help my running as well. So it's going to be a busy winter of training. but i'm looking forward to it. I just can't get that st george ironman billboard out of my head with the caption "Defy Yourself" I believe i've already defied myself with the marathon and the 50 miler. But that's the good thing about dreams. If you accomplish it it's time to make a new one.

Here is my swimming ability right now. Hopefully it gets better.

I had no idea april was taking this picture.

Friday, December 2, 2011

18 years later

Back when I was a young boy. I was a very ambitious boy scout. I always earned all my badges and had a lot of fun earning the different ranks. When I was trying to advance from the 2nd class to a first class I had to swim 100 yards. I tried and tried. My scout master was in the water with me watching me fail. I gave it all i had. But that wasn't good enough. No one ever taught me to swim. I lost interest in scouts. Lost my book. And never advanced. Swimming was my road block. Now here I am 18 years later. Learning to swim so I can do triathlons. Today I swam 100 meters. Roughly 100 yards. It was a big day for me. Moral of the story is. Well i'm not really sure. but let's say don't give up. You can do anything you set your mind to. Today I swam 100 meters. I plan on being able to swim 2.4 miles in open water and then ride 112 miles on my bike, and then run a marathon.. And yes I will do it.