Sunday, September 21, 2008

Becoming an Everyday Cyclist

Well, after some hesitation, I have joined Graeme Street's Cyclo-Club to get back in shape. I am currently somewhere between 215 and 220 lbs (depending on the time of day), 6'1". I just got a fitness eval at the local YMCA, and I am not in dire physical condition, but I am carrying around almost 30 lbs of extra lard. 

With two young kids, the last thing I want is to be out of breath trying to play soccer with my 8 year old.

So I am on the road back to fitness. So far, I have the following goals:

1. Olympic distance triathlon in August 2009. Would like to finish in top 25%.
2. Two sprint tri's in June/July to prepare for the Olympic. Just want to use these to get a feel for my race pace, transitions, feeding, etc.
3. LiveStrong Challenge Philly 2009: Do the 100 mile route in 5 hours.
4. Bring my body fat % down to between 10-15%.

I have yet to determine how I am going to meet these goals, but I guess joining the cyclo-club was the first step. I am still sorting through all the information there, but I think I will start with the 7 day fat loss boot camp on Sept 28. I am in Vegas on business Weds-Fri, so this week won't work. However, I will start some of the core workouts, yoga workouts, and do some swimming while out there, so I will not be idle!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Can I post photos in my blog?

Still trying to see what I can and can't do with this blog. I am going to try and stick in a photo here...
Wow. Looks like it worked. That's a shot of my boy skiing in NASTAR. Not bad, eh? He is doing really well. It is really fun watching the kids ski... they improve so quickly you can actually see it from day to day.

Ok, really have to get some real work done...

Welcome to the Bored Tortoise

The Bored Tortoise is my little place to randomly prattle about whatever I want. I suppose that's really the definition of a blog, isn't it?

I came up with the name because Blogger kept rejecting the names I thought of. So I looked up across the office I am in, and the first thing on the white board was the word tortoise. I don't even know why it was there. So I thought, "hmmm... tortoise... white board... tortoise board... Bored Tortoise!"

I know... pure genius.

Anyway, I am in the office, and therefore must do something resembling work, so I will sign off for now.