I'm going to continue to do triathlons - I mean, do I have much of a choice? It's either that, or change the name of my blog :D
I've got one big goal for this year tri wise and that's to do a Half Iron Man distance race. I'm still finalizing my plans, but my hope is to do the "World's Toughest Half Iron Man" on May 23rd. I know, I aim High :D. This race is called "World's Toughest" because of the sheer elevation. I know, I know. If you've spend any amount of time on my blog you know I hate hills. Well, guess what, I'm the kind of person who likes to face my weakness head on - and so, I want to tackle the 1/2 Iron distance and hills all the same time. What's even better, this race has a 70.3 mile distance Duathlon. So, my husband is training for the same distance, same race. woo fun! Oh, and since this race is 18 weeks away, training starts this week.
I'm going to do a few other races along the way - some of the same races I did this year - overall, I plan to have some fun.
Now, if you've spent any amount of time on my blog, you can guess that the other big health and fitness goals is to get to my goal weight. Last year I started reading "The Paleo Diet" by Loren Cordain. I was intrigued, but wasn't ready to make such a drastic change. Then I bought, "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" by Loren Cordain, and Triathlete Coach Joe Friel. After some study and some deep thinking At the beginning of the year, I made the switch. How do I feel so far? Not really that different, I mean just a few weeks I'm not feeling as if my life has suddenly become roses. But, I'm not suffering giving up (most) dairy, grains and legumes so I'm going to keep with this. Mentally, at least, I feel healthier and that says a lot. I know I'm putting good food into my body, that has to be a good thing.
I know to a lot of people, this is rather extreme. And some might think my diet has got to be bland, but I'm actually really happy with the variety I've managed to have. Today I ate: 2 eggs and 3 turkey sausages for for breakfast, a turkey burger w/a couple cups of mixed veggies for lunch, and for dinner chicken w/beets and orange butter - yummy yummy! I've been having a lot of fun making dinners for new 'diet' and I hope you don't mind if I share them with you.