So, for the first month and half of the year, I was training for a half marathon. I that time I lost 9 lbs (There will probably be another 2 lbs off after my muscles stop holding in all the water). I won the walking division of the half marathon, and my fiancee completed her first marathon yesterday as well.
Now the focus turns to April 18th. I will be competing in a sprint triathlon with a swim distance of 400 M, a ride of 20k, and a run (or in my case walk probably) of 5k. It's about an hour away in Miami, Ohio. The race benefits the student foundation, and more importantly, my waistline.
I have a solid training/exercise plan in place that should allow me to lose weight, build strength and endurance, and prepare properly for the race.
I also have a friend I went to high school with who is competing at an international level in triathlons and will be representing the USA in Austrailia this fall at the world championships. I look to her as an inspiration, and I'll be bugging her for hints and tips too