Wednesday, October 28, 2009
So where do we start? Well you need to know that I’ve pretty much always lived an intense nightlife. Party kind of guy who goes to bed late - and not always sober, if ever - and usually as a hard time getting up when morning arise. That was part of the initial plan weeks ago when I decided to move on with my life. So the parties are now under control (not saying they’re gone but) and the waking up part as been made that much easier since.
So the next step is waking up even earlier and doing some running or some riding before going to work – wait….there actually is something such as a BEFORE work?! Well apparently there is, and apparently it’s all bright and sunny with rainbows and butterflies; or so I’ve been told. We’ll have to check that one out. Next is something I haven’t done in years now, that weird thing associated with morning – word that apparently is more than a concept in a dictionary, and defines a certain time laps when I’d usually woke up with my head pounding and go for a huge glass of water and a pee, and back to bed. Yes, I’m talking about breakfast! That alone should do for a great start.
Now if I could manage some time in between the two, I could probably even squeeze in a shower, just for good measure!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So it always starts with a question. Who am I, and where am I going with this.
Well in my case I’m pretty much what you’d call an average person. Average height, average age, average face, average job, not much schooling, but fairly good at what I take up. I’m just that “normal” type of people you encounter everyday on the bus to work or at the supermarket.
And then something happens. We all have our highs and lows, we all have our moments, some life defining, some we won’t remember in a couple of weeks or years. But then you find something or someone who’s daily life interests you, motivate you to push the envelope, to be an overall better person.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to turn my life around and decided to make something out of it. At least more then what it is right now. First thing you gotta do is set goals; forces you to look up to them and keep pushing. Gives you a target to chase up. Stuff happened, will I say what? I don’t know yet. Probably. But you’ll get to know me for sure.
I’m a cyclist…..actually, you know what, scratch that. I’d like to be a cyclist! I’m a commuter, I go everywhere I have to by bike. So we got a start here! Then I started to follow Fatcyclist.com. He’s one you’ll probably hear a lot about on here. Very inspiring human being.
I’ve always have some of the deepest respect for people who can participate (let alone complete!) a triathlon. Will I get there? Don’t know. I hope to, the thing is I’m an ok biker, a poor runner and I dare not talk about swimming. And I smoke, and I drink, and I don’t eat all to well, and I haven’t done anything really physical in the last couple of years - read here: more or less 10!
So first thing first: get back into some kind of shape. I’ll keep on biking, but I’ll do it more seriously. I’ll take up running. To eventually be able to complete a marathon – that alone should take some time and effort – and when all that sets in and if I like it, well….might as well start swimming!
So you’ll have random thoughts and stuff that will happen to me along the way. And hopefully you’ll come back every now and then to check it out and have fun reading it. Will I have the discipline to post each and everyday? Will I only have the discipline to even stick to the plan?!