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    Back as a married man with renewed purpose

    Hey all,

    Been gone a good bit these past few weeks as the wedding approached. Now that it's done (went fantastically perfect), it's time to get down to business.

    Sunday is the last race of my triathlon season. Then my riding is purely recreational/training as I start focusing on weight loss, and training for my running/walking season, and getting back into the indoor pool.

    The time is now.

    Stress eatting from the wedding is over. I am a member of BU's AMAZING FitRec facility with everythingh I could possibly need to get through the winter while working on my weight and fitness.

    I've done well on most of my goals from the beginning of the season, with time to finish off a few/most unfinished goals. I'm going to review my goals, and get to what's left on the list.

    I'll be tracking progress in this thread. This is no skirmish, no battle, it's war. But it will be a fun war, because I love riding, I love walking, I can DEAL WITH running, and I LOVE swimming. I still have a month or so left on the bike for the season. And I'm going to get as much out of it as I possibly can!

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    Below were a list of my goals for the year. Based on where we are in the year, some can still be accomplished. Others... not so much.

    - Minimum of 1 race per month after January: Incomplete. I missed March and July. Will get all the rest though, and if I squeek in 2 extra races, I'll consider it passed.

    - Increase my speed per mile:
    - walking: down to 12:00/Mi: Still working on this. Unclear if I can get this one.
    - Running: 1 mile without stopping: THIS WILL HAPPEN this year
    - Riding: sustain 15 MPH for 1 hour minimum: DONE!
    - Swimming - 400 meters under 12 minutes: DONE!
    - Distance
    - Walking: Complete a marathon: Not looking good
    - Running: Complete a 5k: Did a 5k mixing running and walking. THIS WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR
    - Riding: Complete a Century: THIS WILL HAPPEN IN OCTOBER!
    - Swimming - 800 meters without stopping: DONE!
    - Weight
    - Lose 79 pounds by 7/19/09: Failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    Below were a list of my goals for the year. Based on where we are in the year, some can still be accomplished. Others... not so much.

    - Minimum of 1 race per month after January: Incomplete. I missed March and July. Will get all the rest though, and if I squeek in 2 extra races, I'll consider it passed.

    - Increase my speed per mile:
    - walking: down to 12:00/Mi: Still working on this. Unclear if I can get this one.
    - Running: 1 mile without stopping: THIS WILL HAPPEN this year
    - Riding: sustain 15 MPH for 1 hour minimum: DONE!
    - Swimming - 400 meters under 12 minutes: DONE!
    - Distance
    - Walking: Complete a marathon: Not looking good
    - Running: Complete a 5k: Did a 5k mixing running and walking. THIS WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR
    - Riding: Complete a Century: THIS WILL HAPPEN IN OCTOBER!
    - Swimming - 800 meters without stopping: DONE!
    - Weight
    - Lose 79 pounds by 7/19/09: Failed
    I would not consider with all of your other goals met that you failed on the 79 pound goal. I am sure you lost some and for me I would consider that a victory even it was a 1/3 of that.
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    Welcome Back TKG!

    Congrats on the Wedding!

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    Congratulations on the wedding. I graduated from BU just before they finished their fitness center. I used to take the T to get to the dank, crappy old Cabot gym from my lab next to Kenmore Sq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    Hey all,

    Been gone a good bit these past few weeks as the wedding approached. Now that it's done (went fantastically perfect), it's time to get down to business.

    Sunday is the last race of my triathlon season. Then my riding is purely recreational/training as I start focusing on weight loss, and training for my running/walking season, and getting back into the indoor pool.

    The time is now.

    Stress eatting from the wedding is over. I am a member of BU's AMAZING FitRec facility with everythingh I could possibly need to get through the winter while working on my weight and fitness.

    ...I still have a month or so left on the bike for the season. And I'm going to get as much out of it as I possibly can!
    Congratulations. Did you get married in Boston? Where's your triathalon? What, no winter riding? That BU fitness center does look nice from the outside.

    FYA, our honeymoon in 1977 was a cross country bike trip from LA to DC. We were trying to get to Boston, but in Colorado we decided we weren't making enough progress, so we went to DC and took the train to Boston. I hope settling in Boston as newlyweds will be memorable for you as it was for us.

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    I might do some winter riding, but I'm leery of the winter weather here, especially without a mountain bike. A mild winter will find me outside on my bike. A bad one will find me inside on my bike.

    My triathlon is in Hull at Nantasket beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gapwedge View Post
    I would not consider with all of your other goals met that you failed on the 79 pound goal. I am sure you lost some and for me I would consider that a victory even it was a 1/3 of that.
    I'm sorry, defining the meaning of "failure" is another thread.

    That said, I agree with you and think TKGN needs to reconsider his description.....

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    Hey TechKnowGN, good to see you back!

    I'm glad that the wedding went well. Now to get your Mrs. riding with you, those rides with my Mrs. have been the most enjoyable to date regardless of miles or location. Just be careful though, I've been told that it gets rather pricy once the Mrs. catches a case of bike lust.

    Bau

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    Congrats on the wedding and your great achievements. Best of luck for your continued success.
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