I was dead wrong. Too much partying, almost zero training and it seems now like I finished the Ironman 5 years ago and not 5 months. I have never partied and drunk so much in my life as I did in the last 5 months. I had a very, very good time and good memories, and even though I lost most of my fitness, overall I am not sorry for what happened.
Had I done some minimal training, I would have actually been very proud of myself now.
But I did not do any training and I know that if I continue like this, sooner or later, I'll be sorry. It would be really nice if, like Bryan, I could party and train in the same time, but to my disappointment, I can't. When I get drunk I lose most of my self control and training is the last thing I'm thinking of. Then, the next couple of days, I usually have a hangover and again, training is the last thing I'm thinking of.
Another thing I've noticed is that, with so much partying, I haven't lost only my fitness, I've also lost my motivation and energy in general. I became a slacker at home and at work.
My plan for 2011 is to get back on track and start training again. My first goal is to qualify to Boston Marathon. For this, I need to finish a marathon in under 3:15 hours and the plan is to accomplish it at Mississauga Marathon, on May 15th. My next goal is to do 2 half-Ironmans in 2011 and finish them with a respectable time. One of them is going to be Muskoka in September 11. I haven't decided on the other one yet.
Happy New Year Everyone!!!