Well, this is my first blog post and I’m going to keep it short and sweet.
In 17 days I’ll be 32.
I’m lazy, overweight and bored.
I have no real active hobbies and spend my time drinking and over eating.
I’m 5 foot 7, pushing 14 stone and feel uncomfortable in my own body.
Whinge whinge whinge. Why not do something about it ?
Well. That’s exactly what I am intending to do.
I am going to do an Olympic length triathlon. By this time next year.
Sounds easy doesn’t it.
It’s only a 1.5km (0.93miles) swim, 40km (24.8miles) cycle and 10km (6.2miles) run. That doesn’t sound to hard.
Well, I hate the gym. I can’t swim front crawl. I hate running and cycling kills me.
I’m in the Royal Navy and have to pass a fitness test every year.
I get 12.09 to run 2.4km or need to get 8.7 when doing a multi stage fitness test (Bleep test). I just scrape through every time and in the past I have even been forced to do remedial training to get me up to the bare minimum fitness standard for the forces.
Add to that the fact that I hate swimming in open water and I don’t even own a bike yet and you’ll begin to see the task ahead of me.
Training starts tomorrow……………