It is hard to believe that it has been over 4 months since my last post to this blog. I can't explain why except that I think I lost interest. Plus there has been so much going on in my life that I just didn't t make the time to write and keep it updated. I was also thinking of abandoning this idea for several others. I still might.
I haven't raced in a triathlon since Ironman Lake Placid in July 2009. In fact I haven't swam one single lap since then either! When I lost my job 4 days before the race, I dropped our family membership to the Y in a monetary move to tighten our belts. I am just now considering re-joining as our "situation" has become a little better. I have plans to jump back into racing this year with REV3 Quassy Half-Ironman (www.rev3tri.com) in Middlebury, Connecticut as the target race but as of press time I have't yet signed up.
I haven't completely lost my fitness the last 18 months by drinking beer and watching sports from the easy chair in my basement (although there has been plenty of that). There has been a lot of serious mountain biking, some road riding (when there isn't snow on the ground) and some running. In fact, I have been looking to sign up for a 10K or a half-marathon if I can figure out where and when as well as finding the motivation to actually do it.
In conclusion, I am hopeful that 2011 will get me back into triathlon racing. Whether I continue with the Iron H blog remains to be seen. I have a few other ideas I have been kicking around including something "triathlon related" but we shall see. For right now on this quiet Sunday morning, I think I may head down into that basement, by pass the easy chair and mount my bike in the trainer. Wish me luck!