Sometimes I care, most of the time I don't.
What's sad, to me, is I used to have a resting heart rate in the low 30's. Now, and for a number of years, I walk up a flight of stairs and I'm winded. FFS.
My last triathlon was an ironman distance race, you know, 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon just for fun. I didn't finish that race, I didn't really train for it either. I quit at the beginning of the last lap around the lake...I had already passed the Finish Line twice, to cheers, which wasn't very nice.
The 2 years prior I had trained, but I got hurt right before the race both times. It also happened to coincide with 1, getting married (2 months later), 2, turning 30 (1 month after), c, changing careers (4 months later) and IV, buying my first house (4 months later). I like to go Big it seems. 30 was a banner year. Oh wait, how could I forget, one week prior to the wedding (and a couple of weeks after the race), Kris and I found out LC was on his way. Big.
I don't expect to get back to former glory:
If you've met me in person, I've probably shown you this picture within about 12 minutes of meeting you. I'm proud of that picture and I probably show it to everyone because...I'm embarrassed of how far I've let myself go.
Last doctor's visit, 257. I weighed about 170 there.
I used to joke and say I retired during my 30's, that's when competition is brutal in triathlons. Seems to be the sweet spot for getting good. I went the other way, I'll skip all the craziness and come back in my 40's.
I'm 39. 40 in November. I'd like to race again.
That said, I'm the proud owner of this little baby:
I had one...10 years ago too, but sold it to start my own business in 2004. Actually, here's the eBay pic of it:
I've also purchased an HR monitor, that will give me some feedback (about how out-of-shape I really am). In true nerdly fashion, I'm tracking it here. My desire to keep that up to date...and just get data in there, will help motivate me. Gamification?
So there it is. Hopefully it will be "Fat Guy Loses 60 lbs" come my 40th birthday.