Am I crazy? Probably so.
Here are my plans:
Now – May: strictly focus on weight-loss goals
June-September: continue weight-loss & start training for Augusta 70.3 (half-ironman) on Sept. 26
August: weigh in at 145-150
October: strictly focus on weight-loss maintenance
November-February: train for marathon & continue weight-loss maintenance
February 2011: run first marathon at Mercedes here in Birmingham
April 2011: race in New Orleans 70.3 (half-ironman) again
April-November 2011: train for Ironman Florida (140.6)… my first FULL Ironman!
The following year in 2012, I will start focusing on time goals & possibly qualifying as an age grouper.
Also- I am going to start naming Fridays “Food & Exercise Diary Fridays” and report what I have eaten all week & my exercise regimen. I think this is better than posting every single day.
On another note- my rosacea acne is clearing up quite a bit! I have been taking the antibiotic Solodyn for almost a month now, and it appears to be working. It does come with some negative side-effects, like photosensitivity & mild headaches, but I plan to stop taking it after 12 weeks of use. That will hopefully get me where I need to be!
One day this week I would like to share more about another personal goal: making a feature-length independent film. A lot of you were around in 2006 when I wrote & directed the short film “Piece of Cake”, starring Mo Rocca (which you can watch in my videos section on Facebook). I am thinking of including this feature film project as part of “The Jen West Quest” because it is my ultimate dream… I think about it every day, and it is a big piece of my heart.
Click here to watch “Dreams” by Brandi Carlile! One of my favorite songs.