Thursday, December 30, 2010

Status update

Five months ago, after finishing my first Ironman, I was in a great shape and I thought that it will only get better from there on.

I was dead wrong. Too much partying, almost zero training and it seems now like I finished the Ironman 5 years ago and not 5 months. I have never partied and drunk so much in my life as I did in the last 5 months.  I had a very, very good time and good memories, and even though I lost most of my fitness, overall I am not sorry for what happened.

 Had I done some minimal training, I would have actually been very proud of myself now.

But I did not do any training and I know that if I continue like this, sooner or later, I'll be sorry. It would be really nice if, like Bryan, I could party and train in the same time, but to my disappointment, I can't. When I get drunk I lose most of my self control and training is the last thing I'm thinking of. Then, the next couple of days, I usually have a hangover and again, training is the last thing I'm thinking of.

Another thing I've noticed is that, with so much partying, I haven't lost only my fitness, I've also lost my motivation and energy in general. I became a slacker at home and at work.

My plan  for 2011 is to get back on track and start training again. My first goal is to qualify to Boston Marathon. For this, I need to finish a marathon in under 3:15 hours and the plan is to accomplish it at Mississauga Marathon, on May 15th. My next goal is to do 2 half-Ironmans in 2011 and finish them with a respectable time. One of them is going to be Muskoka in September 11. I haven't decided on the other one yet.

Another thing I need to do is to get myself together and pass some programming and financial certifications. In IT you are required to stay up to date by learning, learning and learning. I am an IT consultant and I am supposed to stay on top of what is new in my field. I have hardly spent any time on my career lately and I need to reverse this trend before it's too late.

I am going to have one more party on New Year's Eve and then training starts on January 2nd.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!


  1. D, you're a wise man. I can tell 2011 is going to be you and Miha's year. Love the photo's, especially the shirt. haha.

    To you and yours, have a great new year.


  2. Thanks B! That shirt is one of my favorites.

    Happy New Year to you and your family and a great 2011!

  3. That looks like a great set of goals for 2011!!

    Let us know when you decide on the other 70.3!

    Glad to hear you've enjoyed you well-earned time off, now get back to it! :)

  4. Thanks John!

    Initially, we intended to do a half IM in the States, but in the end we've decided to reign in the expenses and go with a local event. So we are going to do the Peterborough Half IM, on July 10th. It's a pretty good race and only 1 hour from my house. I can drive there in the morning and be back home in the afternoon.