I should also mention that last Saturday, I did squats for the first time in 30 years, under the watchful eye of said Crossfit Junkie Probie. He said my form was good. I did 3 sets of 5 @ 105lbs. , which is a warmup for anyone who lifts weights. I was surprised the next morning by the pain in my back, which got progressively worse. By Tuesday, I could barely get out of bed, despite popping Robax like Pez. Stoopid Crossfit, but I must admit, my legs felt great.
Back to the "Primal Challenge". So I went from 150lbs at Ironman Canada, back to 160lbs at the Bobcat Trail Marathon. This is, I guess, where my body wants to be (homeostasis), since I always wind up there eventually. In my recovery from Bobcat, and after my back injury, I did no exercise and forgot to lay off the beer and went up to 169lbs in 14 days. OK. So the plan was to "Go Primal" for 30 days and get down to, I don't know, maybe 150lbs. again?
|Someone Forgot to Tell Portage I'm Going Caveman Again|
So I figure, you know, if I eat primally, and start hitting the trails again AND doing the weights and bike, I should be able to drink all that beer and still lose weight. Let's try it and see.
I did 1:11 on the trails today (which was fast and I felt strong and it was warm here) and so I put the first little dent in the beer stockpile.But enough rationalizing for now.
I should also mention that the Pylon's 2011 Event Series is starting to shape up, with a couple more items on the Bucket List ready to be crossed off.
Bring it on!
|Just for Fun. This Jacked Up Monster Volkswagon Bug was at the side of road near mile 90 of the bike at Ironman Canada.|