How Many Time Can I Start Over

I finally have a goal in mind. Since I messed up and have done virtually nothing towards training and have gained about 30 pounds since July of ’07 I need to stop. My goal now is to ride for a personal best in the 6 hours of Ithaca on July 19th. This is going to require a great deal of discipline on my part. I need to drop 30 or more pounds and get my long ride up to 6 hours in 19 weeks. Unfortunately weather is not cooperating for riding outside, so I need to get a bunch of miles in on the trainer. This means I have to get up at 4 am and ride before work. With a family, this is actually easier than riding outside because outside time takes away from family time. Tomorrow morning starts the first training session towards my new goal.

I also have to control my intake of food, not just quantity but quality. I need to take my lunch to work and avoid fast food like the plague. This is my biggest downfall. I definitely have been lacking in self control. My inspiration comes from Fatty. He finds time to ride with a much more crazy schedule than mine.

Here’s to starting over…