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Trying to eat a better breakfast

I work from home, so while you would think that I had the ability to typically just roll out of bed and take my sweet time with making myself a feast from breakfast, it ends up with me just reheating whatever was leftover from dinner.

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon a Costco sized box of instant oatmeal packets that have been hidden in my cabinets for who knows how long.

My Goal – Only eat this oatmeal for breakfast until the supply is gone.  This means that I should be on a solid Oatmeal train for about a month straight.  It shouldn’t be an everyday thing.  In the event that I travel out of town for work, stay with my girlfriend, or stay at my parents (especially with Thanksgiving coming up) I obviously won’t be able to attack my box of Quaker, so those days I will make an effort to just make a healthy decision.


9 Month 12 days….

That is how long till the 2011 Chicago Triathlon.

I haven’t signed up yet.  I know I am going to sign up eventually, but I want to be 100% sure that I will be ready to compete in the olympic distance before I sign up for it.  No matter what I am going to compete anyways, it will just be a matter of if I can hit my goal of being ready for the real thing.

Last year was my first time and I didn’t train properly for the sprint distance.  If I had signed up for the full thing I would have been in deep trouble.

With the winter coming up I think it is going to be a lot of the treadmill for me with some spinning classes in between.  I know that is the weakest part of all three events for me.

For biking I am considering investing in an indoor trainer, but I will see how I feel by just getting by on spinning classes and stationary bikes.  I know it isn’t the same, but if it helps get me in the gym that should help me more with the running.

In regards to swimming I have zero concerns.  The only thing that I can do is just get faster and that will happen as my fitness improves.  It seems like once you are a swimming you will always be a swimmer.  Sure I might not be as fast as I used to be in high school, but I can keep going as long as I need to.


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