What a few months!
Since last writing I have been to Thailand, started a get in shape plan and spent the last three weeks with strep throat. Needless to report that I am very happy to be finished my antibiotics and feeling healthy.
One quick note about Thailand. When I was in the North of the country, Chaing Mai, I only wanted to be there on a triathlon training camp. There were many cyclists, I was staying close to a beautiful outdoor 25 m pool and the hot weather was perfect for my achy running bones. My next trip to Thailand will be with a bike and a few training partners!
I am very excited to ride!
Historically I could be described as a terrible cyclist. I can swim and I love being in the water. Running is something I was born to do and it has always been my strongest event. Cycling never really appealed to me as it always took too long, was uncomfortable and I sucked. Hopefully now that I am on a bike that is comfortable (love my Cannondale!) and is fitted to me I will be off and training.
I am content moving forward with triathlon. As I have a full time career (which I love!!!) I need to figure out how to get workouts completed during the day without training late into the night. Regardless I need to be at work for 8 and I need lots of sleep. Cycle commuting will help however I want to run and swim and do weights too. The thing is, I do not want to go crazy working out a million times a day while also having a full time job and a social life (lame social life but I need to maintain it!).
Until September I am going to pull myself back from the gay party life and try and get back into thinking of myself as an athlete rather than former athlete. I want to have improved fitness so that I feel athletic and fit. I derive a significant amount of self esteem from being a good athlete and I would like to continue this.
It is going to be a slow process but I am hoping that this time next year I may be a gay triathlete who is ready to compete!