What tha shit??!?!?
I guess that's what happens when you don't log in for well over a year. We all have our "go to" passwords that we use. Mine rotate through 3-4 different ones with numbers and/or symbols. To log in today I had to think back 1.5 years ago. "BradLovesOneDirection14". What.....They were really popular in 2013....
So.....a lot has happened in the past year-ish. 2014 wasn't that big of a year. The last half of the year, around the end of July was when it all changed for the better. I got more serious in training and actually started more of a routine. I was still spastic on the consistency and it wasn't beneficial, for my 2015 Ironman Goal. In January, I buckled down a lot. Eating, working out, focus, signing up for races.....I had to do something. I've toned up and slimed down a lot in the past 4 months. I've raced a sprint Tri and a 13.1 so far with a 10k next weekend. These 2 races crushed my 2014 race total, since I did a total of 1 race last year.
I had planned on doing Redman Full with JFord but received a phone call 2 weeks ago from him. He, unfortunately had to back out of the race, for a good reason (not because of was skurred). I have made the decision to do it anyway. I started IM training on Monday. Full on, I-actually-have-a-plan-to-follow training. With the help of my past experience, other people's experiences, a recommended book, luck, and motivation from everyone, I'll do A LOT better than my first IM.
I'll commit to you all to blog more. Probably once to twice a week, usually on Mondays to do recaps, training totals, comiserate with others, brag, get humbled, laugh, cry, laugh while crying.....whatever.
While I haven't been on here, I have kept up with some of y'all via Blogs, IG, etc and even a chance meeting in person. Some of you knew I was there. Other times I was like the guy in aviator shades, a members only jacket, rolling around in a windowless van. Straight Creepin' on ya.
So.....I hope to see you all around. I'll be around. Just training, doing the dad thing, keeping my head above water......the usual