I did it, I signed up for my first triathlon of the season. This off-season has been a tough one for many reasons, but I’m done making excuses. It’s time to get my ass back in gear. Ever since last year’s Ironman I’ve been a bit lazy. Granted I worked my ass off for almost a year preparing for the Ironman, but that still doesn’t make me happy.
If I don’t workout, my mood suffers. I’ve been pretty unmotivated to do many things that aren’t baby related. It annoys me how easily I can talk myself out of exercise these days and that’s going to stop now! I signed up for a local triathlon on July 15th and I’m contemplating a half Ironman at the beginning of July. That gives me three months to whip my ass back in shape.
On this note I will head to the pool today to get my typical 2,000 meter swim in during my lunch break. I will be more tired than I should be and wonder why the hell I let myself get so out of shape. My arms will ache, my mind will beat me up over and over during my swim, but when I leave the gym I will feel invincible. That’s the reason I train for triathlons. I posted these thoughts here to keep me honest. Normally I would post this sort of thing on my triathlon blog, but I’ve got to put it out there. Getting back in shape can be daunting, but what rewarding things in life worth doing aren’t demanding?
Most recent baby-related purchases: The Bob jogging stroller, Medela breast pump, baby hangers, clothes, changing table pad, keyless entry system for our Subaru, and some books.
I made the mistake of counting down the number of weekends we have left until she arrives. 18. Yes, my wife is 22 weeks pregnant as of today. 18 weeks assumes my wife goes full-term which is never a given. Thankfully our basement bathroom remodel is due to start in a week and should take roughly two weeks to complete. I’m so excited about having another shower to use in the house. The before and after pictures should be quite dramatic.
Speaking of showers, we have many visitors coming at the end of May and beginning of June. We’ve got the baby shower and relatives from Sweden descending upon Seattle. (my heart is pounding much faster than it was when I typed the first segment of this blog post) Many things to do in those coming weekends which explains why the past one moved faster than I would like. This is why I need to swim, to take the edge off a bit.
TODAY’S RULED OUT BABY NAMES: Elsa, Morgan, Elena, Maya, Rhea, and Thea