Wednesday, December 03, 2008


December 1 is when the journey began. I got up early with an anxious feeling in my stomach. Today was the day that I intended to sign up for an Iron-Distance Race. The registration opened at 7am (my time). I was logged in to the event website by 6:15am. At 6:24 am, I checked the site and saw that registration had opened. I immediately grabbed my phone and called Tri-Sharkie. She was up also. I grabbed my credit card and within minutes I was signed up.

I called Tri-Sharkie back and she was also signed up for her first Iron. Her words to me were-"What did we just do?". We both were silent with a nervousness about the training ahead.

This month, I have several goals and groundwork to lay before official Iron training begins.

  1. Start taking off several some weight to get to a loss of 15-20 lbs.
  2. Weekly begin averaging 5-6 hours of training
  3. Improve nutrition starting with drinking alot more water daily.
  4. Keep training in heart rate zone 2

Tonight, I was at the gym and the dreadmill and realized how much work was ahead of me. I felt like I weighed one ton. My heart rate went up into zone 3 quickly and several time I had to walk to drop it down. I was glad when my 30 min. were completed.

Here we go---I am on my way!

Waddling to the start at the Beach.............


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

And she's off!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Can't wait to follow your progress! Good luck and stay injury free :)

Calyx Meredith said...

I just signed up for the B2B 1/2 (my third triathlon) and look forward to reading your blog this year and hopefully meeting you come November! (I'm so nervous having pushed the button for a half that I can't imagine what it must feel like to be staring at a full. Is it different?) Peace!

SWTrigal said...

Totally awesome!! Can't wait to meet you!

IronSnoopy said...

How exciting! Don't worry, the weight will come off if you stay in your zones, but you're the one who masterfully did that last year. :)

Isn't it great to have sheer terror as a motivator?!?! :D

You'll be fine. :)

Kim said...

way to go Waddler... not sure I can keep up with you on a run but I'm certainly up for being a training partner from time to time if you need some motivation...I look forward to reading all about your journey girl!

Vickie said...

Good luck! You're a braver woman than me!