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Old 05-24-2010, 05:14 PM   #1  
Ironman in Training
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Default I signed up for WHAT?! Take a chance on yourself...

As a few of you know I'm signed up for a half Ironman triathlon in 2 months, and 2 months after that a full one. Been working hard but there aren't a heck of a lot of hills out here in Chicago, and Ironman Wisconsin is known to be hilly.

Well some kind folks encouraged me as a training ride to sign up for something called the "Horribly Hilly Hundreds".

I momentarily lost my marbles and decided to give it a try.

Almost 6,000 feet of cycling on hills in 67 miles. Sometimes this new life really seems a bit nuts.

Anyway I've had a bad month weight-loss wise and I'm up 5-10lbs from my lowest in my ticker. So not only will this be a good training ride... but good motivation to get super-serious about losing that + some...

Point of this post though is... think about getting a little out of your comfort zone this summer. I truly believe we are all capable of much much more then we realize...

I'll let you guys know how it goes. The ride isn't until mid-next-month... and of course I'll update you on the Ironman stuff to no matter the outcome.

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Old 05-24-2010, 05:27 PM   #2  
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I think that's wonderful!!

We don't have a shortage of hills here in Alaska, that's for sure, but I'm not sure I'd have the courage to try the really big ones.

At some point I'd like to hear more about your move into triathlons...I've been nibbling around the edges of that idea and have lately begun to think it possible as I've investigated more.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:28 PM   #3  
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Way to go. Yes I know the feeling. I question my sanity every time I sign up for something.

Out of my comfort zone....hmmm...I'll try to take up the challenge.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:46 PM   #4  
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Yeah, no kidding about the lack of hills here in Chicago, but best of luck to you on both of your competitions!! What a great way to push yourself. I've already been thinking up ways to get out of my comfort zone, so no problem there!
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #5  
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Good for you, that's an awesome goal. Good luck with it!
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:08 PM   #6  
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Wow.. crazy but exciting!!

We have thousands of acres of forest here, that we have never explored.. that borders our own land!! (some of the land is family land, some is state game lands) and we have decided to spend the summer exploring it... with 4 kids in tow, that's as lofty of a goal as we will get, but still an adventerous one none the less.
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