The Decision Has Been Made


After some research and soul-searching, I have decided the St.John’s Triathlon will be my “A” race for 2014. Why did I pick this race? Well for one, it will be back in my home province of Newfoundland where I have not spent any amount of time in almost six years. It also does not hurt that the George St Festival starts right after the race. The second reason is, if I do not have a good race, I can try to redeem myself three weeks later at the Cornwall Triathlon.

When looking at the course, it seems to have a some degree of difficulty and a little bit challenging which is another reason I chose this race over Cornwall as my A race. As anyone knows, the weather in Newfoundland at anytime of year can present its’ own challenges to what you do outside. I noticed in the 2013 race that at the beginning of the race, the weather was nice but then the wind picked up and a short time later the rain started to pour.

I am excited to return home but more excited for solid race performance. So let the training begin.

Until next time…..Goals are dreams with deadlines.


About fatguy2triguy

On the morning of Dec 21,2010, I woke up not feeling so good. The next thing I knew I was at the Ottawa General Hospital Emergency Room thinking I was having a heart attack. Luckily it was not a heart attack but a chest virus. This event scared me enough to get serious about my health. In the past two years, I have lost 80 lbs, started running races and completed my first half marathon. Though I did not reach my goal of losing 100lbs in two years, I am very happy at my progress so far. I am sure I would have reach my goal if it had not been for a few health challenges in 2012 such as emergency gallbladder surgery followed by a nasty post op infection. At one point we thought the infection was all cleared up but it was not and it went deep. That led to yet another health scare where my doctors were checking to see if I had ALS, MS, Huntington’s or other muscle diseases. It turned out to be a continuation of the post op infection. All this stopped me from training at a level that would have helped me reach my goal. I guess it is true, that what does not kill us, will only make us stronger. I am on the mend now and things are slowly getting back to normal, well as normal as I will ever be. Now it is time to get focused again on my health goals. When I started on this journey, my ultimate goal was to complete the IRONMAN in Kona, Hawaii. That is still a long-term goal that I want to complete by 2015, in the short term I plan to complete IRONMAN Miami 2013. Another goal for the coming year, is not only to complete losing the 100lbs that I started but also to lose another 20lbs on top on that with a goal of being 180lbs by the time I do IRONMAN Miami. Follow me on my journey.

4 responses to “The Decision Has Been Made”

  1. albrechtmba says :

    What distance is the race?

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