Friday, June 29, 2012

Update: All that work for nothing

So, after nearly 3 years of silence and 4 years of regular posting, I figured I would drop in to explain what has happened since the marathon. This stuff goes up on the web and just sits there. I am guessing people have stumbled upon it and wondered "What the hell happened to that guy?" Well, I didn't do a triathlon, I didn't cross country ski, I just slowly got fat again and ran a total of 0 times. As of May 1st, 2011, I was 240 pounds again. I was traveling to Los Angeles at the beginning of June, and my sister's wedding was in September, so I decided that I was going to try and adjust my diet and try and lose weight. I basically followed the ABS Diet, eating small meals often and very little sugar. At the beginning of 2012, I started some weight training and cardio, and in about February I spoke with a friend who was thinking of running Grandmas Marathon. I decided that I would do the same. So, the last 4 months have been training, and completing, another marathon. I had lofty goals, less than 4 hours, but I ended up finishing in 4:39 minutes. It was much harder than the first marathon, but I think I just started too fast. Long story short, I have now done two marathons and my weight right now is 170. I am not sure what I am going to do next. I still want to do the Vasaloppet, but last year there was so little snow I couldn't train. I am sure Mother Nature will more than make up for it next year.