Saturday, October 27, 2007

Boredom Strikes

Crap I'm bored. Taking time off from training is good and bad. Good, 'cause I need the break, bad, 'cause I don't know what to do with myself. Yea, yea, it's only a few days until the 1st, and the start of the '08 Season; I guess I should just leave well enough alone.

Reflect. Regroup. Revitalize. Revamp. Review.

I'm still really excited about CdA. I'll get another motivation shot in the arm next weekend when Mrs. Bigun and I travel to Panama City Beach and watch a host of bloggers race in IMFL. We'll meet and drink with Trimama and Iron superhero at large Taconite Boy. They'll try and try to get me to sign up for IMFL'08 with them, to no avail. We'll enjoy a couple of wetsuited ocean swims and some running (sorry Trimama) and ring the cowbells 'till the wee hours of the evening. Oh, and drink a few beers...did I mention that yet? Excel Man and GEL will be joining us later on Saturday to help with the cheering.

I'm also excited about this new block of training I have scheduled - the 30.30.30.. I'll be attempting (bad word usage...I'll be executing!) 30 days of 30 swims and 30 runs, ie., swimming and running every day in November. I'll keep the swims and the runs short, to keep from getting hurt, but the ultimate goal is to become a better swimmer and runner, obviously, and get in a better swim/run habit. This will culminate in a half mary on Dec 2nd, so there will be a solid test of the method to my madness.

Broken record time: weight loss. I've a feeling that after this week, I'll be starting the '08 season at a solid (well, not so solid) 250lbs even. About the same place as last season - so, I busted my ass for a year, got in better shape, but didn't lose a single lb. Maybe I added some muscle mass...yea, right. I've got to get to 230lbs for Cda...got to (why? hills - lower weight = better time in hills and faster runner, and I've got to be able to keep up with Mr. 203 - Sweet Baboo)! So this week, I'm happy to report, my Mantra of "No Coke, No Pizza, No Chocolate and No Donuts!" has been successful in keeping said items out of the Bigun 100%. I've been told that I gotta keep it fun...well, notice that my mantra does not include the words "no" and "beer" in it anywhere. Speaking of which...

18 comments:

TriFeist said...

LOL! Beer is a food group and should not be denied. :)

Rainmaker said...

Wow, 30 days of swim - that's dedication. I'm thinking you just setup shop in the locker room - eat/sleep/work, etc...

Dan Seifring said...

Good luck with the 30, 30, 30. That will pay off next year for sure.

Iron Pol said...

Okay, just let it be said that the final "30" was NOT my idea. I only instigated the first two. But consider this, unless somebody horns in on the action, you're getting ALL the schwag I'm offering.

JohnnyTri said...

Ironman is no fun! I was told..
hey, wait.. you told me that! HA..

I hear a beer calln me as well..

rockon`

Cody the Clydesdale said...

The battle of the speedy clydes-former clyd in Baboo's case. That will be very
exiting! Anyone betting on the odds? Over? Under?

Hey, u interested in a weight loss challenge starting Nov 13? I'd like to get u,
couch/potatoe-Iron, one-man-to-beat, Athena diaries, & myself @ least & if they
are all willing. If u r interested invite any blog peeps u want. Let me know. I
was thinking we should go off of percentage weight lost so the not so big can
have as much of an opertunity to compete w/ the big & beautifull). U in?

Couch-potapoe & One man just gave me word that they are in.

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Tis the season of mowing lawns every other week in Florida now so training should be easier to fit into your schedule. Good luck!!

luke said...

If you need any assistance on the beer drinking part of the 30-30-30-30...then I'm your man!!

IronJenny said...

There's a sandwich in every beer. So if you have one, only have a 1/2 sandwich.
Can't wait to meet you and Di in Florida!!!
Jenny

Tea said...

gotta tell ya...I've been kinda deflated myself lately, but I think mine is normal post season let down. Anyway, I hope that's what it is. I'm giving myself one more week before I start focusing again.

blink140pnt6 said...

Mmmm... Beer!

excel man said...

No coke! No pizza! No fun?

Maybe just run more and keep the pizza and coke?

S. Baboo said...

I'm tellin ya, weight watchers point system. It's the easiest weightloss system I've used . Use the flex points plan.

Enjoy your break, the 30-30-30 should be interesting.

Tri-Dummy said...

Try eating some of the "said" items...pizza, coke,...other crap.

You may lose weight.

Maybe?

1HappyAthlete said...

I hope to run into you in PC Beach...

As far as 30.30.30...ummmm....yea...have fun with that :)

Comm's said...

You and Di came up often at Soma. It goes to show that your presence in Florida will be well recieved and appreciated.

21stCenturyMom said...

did you say no pizza? NO PIZZA??!! OMG - say it ain't so.

I'm a big WW fan but also a fan of Sparkpeople which is just a web site where you admit to what you eat by recording it. In return, the site tells you how many calories and how much fat and carbohydrate you are eating. Win/Win! It really helps to see the reality of what passes betwixt the lips. Check it out. It's a total PITA but worth the effort.

bigmike600 said...

Beer+Man=good mental health. We all know that we need to maintain good mental health. Drink Diet Coke and eat lean cuisine pizza if need be. Good Luck. Watching your eating will pay off big time. It's just freakin hard.
Have a few beers and think about it.