The Weather Has Been Great……

The weather over the past three weeks has certainly been great with summer like temperatures. Spring has to be the shortest season in Ottawa as it seems in the 15 years that I have lived here, I only experienced what I would consider spring. For the most part, we go right from winter into summer so the body does not have time to acclimatize, this maybe the reason that so many people have a hard time with their race during Ottawa Race Weekend. I know it was brutal for me when I did my first half marathon, training in minus temperatures then only maybe two weeks of warm weather training.

So, like I said, the weather has been very nice as of late and you would think that I would out on the bike every chance I get. Well I have not. The closest I have come was to bring the bikes into the garage and get them ready for cycling season. Since finishing my contract with the deicing at the end of March, I have become a bit of a shut-in. Unless I absolutely had to, I just did not want to leave the house. The few times I have left the house was for doctors appointments and other times I only went out because I had Renee with me.

I did not intentionally set out to be a shut-in but in some subconscious way it happened. The old adage is that it takes 30 days to form a habit so now; not leaving the house has become a habit. This is a habit I need to break much sooner than later. I need to find something will give me a purpose to get up and out of the house each day, whether it is finding someone at my athletic level to train with or volunteer somewhere. I had hoped to take a course but I have a bunch of bureaucratic red tape to cut through before I can start the course I want to take.

So, I am putting out there and hoping that my blog followers will hold me accountable. That starting tomorrow, I will spend no less than three hours outside of the house doing something that gets me moving and feeling more engaged with the outside world.

Stay tuned for updates on my daily trips outside.


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 Weather Has Been Great……”

  1. bgddyjim says :

    Oh, my friend, you realize the wrong person just read the wrong post, don’t you?

  2. fatguy2triguy says :

    Jim, if there is anyone that will keep my toes to the fire it is going to be you.

  3. Mountainstroh (Tony) says :

    OK pal!! I expect to here about wind in your hair!!

  4. Pam Brown says :

    So let’s have an update!

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