Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I’m back!

Ok it’s time to get going.
I’ve had a few weeks off and I am feeling like it’s time to go.
This time has me feeling like a new man, this time off has recharged my batteries and allowed me to heal.

So, today I started my training program for IronMan 70.3 Florida!
I have been waiting this for many months now, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
The Holidays have taken there toll on me and I have indulged far too much in food and drink and now I have to do my penance.

I feel focused and ready for the long road ahead of me; I am up for the challenge.

My plan for the next few weeks is to have some fun with my early weeks; I am going to swim at lunch time. My swim drills will be 400m warmup, 8x25s 4x50s and 400 cool down this will give me a cool 1000 meters.

I’ve got a half marathon in mid February so I am going to run start ramping up in my running, I will run between 3 – 5 miles three times a week and a long run on the weekend. I’ve been a real slacker on the running over the last two months and I need to get back to it slowly, I have too much to do to get injured now so I got to go at it easy.

The bike, I’ve been on the trainer much of the last few weeks and it’s a bit to stay focused. Sunday is looking like a nice day so I think I can get out for ride.

On my Thyroid front, I have had a bunch of tests and I have Graves disease, I know it sounds bad and it is, but I was named after Dr. Graves (dodged the big one). So what does this mean, well it means my thyroid is over active, and that’s not to good. I meat with my doctor and I am going to take radio active iodine to kill my thyroid. This is a bit of a bummer for me, kill my what… I don’t want to kill anything but a Sam Adam’s six pack, but this is what I have to do. I’ve been feeling really poorly for the last two months and I don’t think I could really race in the condition I’m in, so it’s really for the best.

I hope you all (y’all) have had a wonderful holiday and that you are feeling the new energy within you.

Oh, btw I am going to join a TRI club this month!


Wes said...

Good to have you back bro! and excited it seems to get back to training. Which Tri club would stoop so low as to accept you :-) LOL!!!

Sorry to hear about your health issues, but I'm glad you have a diagnosis and a treatment plan underway. I will pray for your success.

I'll see ya on the road...

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I have Graves Disease, too, and after extensive research decided a few years ago to not do RAI and know that I will NEVER do it. If it's something you would want to talk about, feel free to email me...lori491999 at yahoo dot com. I'm not against anyone doing it, but really think it is something that should be heavily researched before going ahead with it, as you can't take the decision back. Just something to think about. Good luck.

J said...

Good luck with the Thyroid. Any thyroid issue is rough from what I can tell after seeing my friends go through one thing after another. I am glad that it is as least diagnosed. Now you can move forward with the next step, whatever you decide.