Sopped boozing and got my shorts and trainers back on
The is my first post on this board/website, and I am probably about to ask the one question you guys get asked all the time,sorry, it's swimming related.
Quick run down about me, I am 55 and recently quit drinking, it was inching towards becoming a problem for me and did effect my health from what it was. But hey ho, I only really started problem boozing in my 40's and there is still time to reverse some of the mess, and stop acting the "Has been" when sport/fitness related conversations come up
As a young man I was running a marathon in 2 Hour 47 and with little training for it, but I was ex forces and doing lots of sport back then. I have a binge personality so I tended to binge train, when I did train I hit it hard. But In recent years I have been a little reckless with my heath for various reasons.
So I am now a little fat guy, not massive fat but bad enough, and have already lost 9 LB of the 22 LB I would like to shed. My first run out was a non stopping 5 mile at 50 minutes, OK not anything like you guys can do, but for me it was a lift and gave me a little hope that just maybe I am not beyond repair. So I am still jogging and banging out 30 miles on the cycle, not fast but loving that as a non experienced cyclist, hate running I would like to add.
So Over the next year I am quite certain I can do something with my running and cycling, but the swimming .. Yuk.
I have toyed with the idea of doing a triathlon for years/decades. I tried swimming on my own, so exhausting, I got my Padi Scuba a decade ago and that put a few thoughts is my head about breathing, I started taking lessons and just when I was getting somewhere I had to move and lessons were put on hold.
OK, an Ironman is not going to happen, but I feel like there is a sprint at least in me and probably an Olympic Tri?
I did try my local Triathlon club, sent a nice email(twice now) for a little advice, any did not get anything back to so I am working on the adage of if you have nothing nice to say.... Just not who I am personally when a "loser" comes to me for advice and even inspiration
Anyway, any advice would be a big help