February 7, 2014 251.6 lbs
Today is my one year anniversary since I began training for Ironman.
As far as weight loss goes, I'm 6.2 pounds heavier than when I began last year. I have also gained a lot of muscle under all this fat! It would be easy to get discouraged, but I am working with a nutritionist now and hopefully, can make it to Ironman Arizona slim and strong.
Today my workout consisted of a one hour run with 4-8 strides at the end. What is a stride? Basically, you break a 100 meter straight away. Divide it into thirds. Start from a walk and gradually increase speed until you get to the second third where you should run with good form at about 95% of your ability. Once you get to the beginning of the last third, you should begin to slow down until you are walking by the end.
I really enjoyed the strides a bunch. It felt great to cut loose. The Puppy liked it as well. For her, a "running" workout consist of her lightly trotting along wishing she could sprint away.
For dinner I had tempeh, roasted vegetation and quinoa made with vegetable broth instead of water. Happy Anniversary to me and everyone that has been with me so far!