Day 4 Out and About……Who Turned Off the Heat?

The plan for today was to work on cleaning up the garage but the rain was so hard, I dare not put anything outside. So instead of cleaning outside it was time to work on the pile of laundry that has been collecting over the last couple of weeks. I had hoped that the rain would stop or let up a bit so I could do a shake down ride on Clyde but it did not. On top of the rain not stopping the temperature went for 31c yesterday to a very 10c today.

My blisters are healing, but the placement of the blisters make each step I take hurt. I hope that they heal quickly so that walking and running training can begin this week. The weather for tomorrow looks like it will be an improvement over today so I will be up early to get that bike ride in.


So the weather kept me inside for the most part today but I did have to make a special trip out. Today is my friend and running buddy Jenn’s’ birthday. I went off in search of a real gift but I am your typical guy, one I hate shopping and two, I never know what gift to buy anyone. After going to a couple of stores, I went with the old stand by, a gift card and a card.

So, I did not come anywhere near the time out of the house as I hope but I will make up for it in the coming days. Here’s to a better tomorrow and week ahead.


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.

6 responses to “Day 4 Out and About……Who Turned Off the Heat?”

  1. Pam Brown says :

    So glad to see you out and about. One day at a time, you’re doing this!

  2. Mountainstroh (Tony) says :

    Ok pal 1) the weekend is coming 2) the bike need the dust blowed off of it 3) I want to see a ride, even a mile from you.

    On the other hand, gift cards are the perfect gift!

  3. bgddyjim says :

    We had a NASTY night for a ride – same temp as yours but with 20 mph winds and gusts to 30 (!)… It even started raining about 10 miles in. It was gnarly, man but we got her done. Keep it up brother.

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