So we’d come up with the crazy plan and staggered home in a Gin fuelled haze with loud and slightly obnoxious promises to meet for our first swim session IN MORNING ‘KAY? AWRIGHT. LOVE YOU etc etc
And we did. At least we were there in body.
The 2 swimming sisters cracked out the swim training programme they have been following and 3rd sister cried her way a little bit up and down the slow lane
At breakfast after the swim we catalogued the following specific challenges applying variously to one or all of us:
Weight problems preventing running. Drinking problems. Serious work stress problem (exacerbating drinking problem). Thyroid condition. Post pregnancy lack of fitness. Various children ranging in ages from 17 years to 9 months (they don’t specifically challenge our abilities to compete in a triathlon but they are a challenge, ok don’t argue).
Then we need to get onto the actual building up of fitness and ability to swim, cycle and run…..
It’s a long game tho so we are going to pick these challenges off one by one, and what the hell we’re probably going to blog about it as well.
First issue, shift some lb’s, we’re each trying a different approach – some we’ve been doing before the start of this challenge as well:
- slimming world
- 5:2 w/a bit slimming world thrown in
- elimination diet w/a bit of slimming world thrown in
Aim is to lose a pound a week and we’re nothing without a spreadsheet, we’ve got a shared google doc running with a fancy chart showing actual v target.
As you can see, success so far has been good to middling. Give us another month and we’ll give you some concrete figures.
To be continued
It all started one night in a Gin bar in Winchester….
Three sisters, putting the world to rights over various random brands of Gin and even more random Tonics. Conversation veered towards the celebration of our respective 40th and 50th birthdays – a barn dance? a holiday in the caribbean?
Somehow, somehow….in the fog of Gin, we decided that such things are boring and mundane, we will DO SOMETHING EPIC! Something so far out of our comfort zones and current skill sets that these age milestones will quiver and recede in its EPIC-ness.
And we decided to start training for a Triathlon. To be undertaken in on or around our milestone birthdays.
One sister is a master swimmer, another a journeyman swimmer, the last can just about do a length of front crawl without drowning.
One sister owns a bike, although probably not the right kind of bike (to be determined). The other two do not.
Two sisters run, although one much slower than the other. The third sister used to run but had to put a pin in it while a pin was put in her hip (not quite the exact medical diagnosis but the pin analogy works better, excuse the artistic licence).
And we all drink too much.
We have some challenges ahead.