Just jotting this down.
My blood pressure had been quite high for the past six months (150/100!).
To curb this down without taking medication for it, I am going back on the training wagon. Last year, I took some time off from doing any races.
It is different mentality compared when I first getting into triathlon. Before I had one goal, one race where I put all my effort and energy to prepare myself. Perhaps I am more goal oriented, it is much harder for me to put in the hours for the sake of the hours (well, I guess a good motivation is of good health).
Given the fact that I've been inactive for a year, I figure I need to slowly ease myself back into training. The goal right now is to do something active everyday. Either run (30 min a day) or hit the gym and work out. The jog is still low intensity, as in my legs are not sore afterwards.
Soon I will be hitting the pool and ride my bike on the trainer.
Definitely a bit different. I really want to do a longer distance tri, like a Half Ironman. But given the commitments I have right now, not a good idea.
But one thing for sure is that I am going to get in a few of those 4-5 hour bike rides ;o).
One thing I realize about triathlon is how expensive the race entry has become. Maybe it was just as expensive a few years ago. One sprint tri for $67 (Binbrook Sprint Tri. That's nuts! I might as well pay double the money and do four times the distance ($151 for Half Ironman Peterborough). At least that will get my money worth :o)