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Chicago Triathlon

So as I have continued to lose weight this summer (now down to 255) and subject myself to some crazy workouts, I have challenged myself to do a Triathlon.  I signed up for the Chicago Triathlon which is on August 28th.  I ran a tri my last year in the Marine Corps in 1999 and loved it! Always wanted to do more, but I was to busy partying, going to Cubs games and just all around being lazy.  I’m finally motivated and in decent enough shape to give it a go.

After moving to Hawaii next year, I have another goal of doing the Half Ironman.  All the different legs are achievable by themselves, but together pose a pretty crazy challenge.  I purchased a new road, actually a triathlon bike, this week. It’s pretty sweet. I can’t wait to get on it and give it a spin this weekend!

My new tri bike!

Other than that this summers been pretty great so far. Just working out like crazy, working 2 jobs trying to save dough for the move and enjoying the weather.  I’ve lost a total of 65 lbs so far since January and have about 35 more to go. I’m still not sure how low I want to go.  Maybe after I get to 100 lbs lost, I’ll start weight training to help tone up more and put some muscle weight back on. Up to this point I’ve strictly done walking, biking, running and swimming for my weight loss.  Well ’til next time, which hopefully wont be a month, take care. Mahalo for reading my blog!