11 days to go
Well if I was worried about the heat on race day in either Tauranga or Auckland, it seems I have little to worry about. The temperature today was a mild 21 degrees however completely overcast and raining and predicted to stay like that much of the following week. Of course I looked at the weather in Wellington and it is a stunning day...very frustrating.
It was Christmas Day today and probably the first Christmas that I have not had a drink. The closest I came was eating some Tiramisu and when I poured the flaming brandy over the Christmas pudding. I was offered many a sip of wine today and you know what I probably should have at least had a sip as it will hardly do any harm but that is not the point. What started out as a test for me to lose some wait turned into a battle of will power to make it through to the 5th of January. That has since been extended with the Auckland race now on the 20th however I am so close to the end now that I can literally taste it!
Christmas was awesome today though and was a really chilled out day which is just what I needed. I did feel a little lazy eating copious amounts of food and doing no exercise however that is what the next 11 days are going to be about. Excercise and a focus in my diet. Plenty of protein and starting to reduce the fibre. Nothing worse than needing to go to the toilet halfway through a race! So regardless of weather it was a pleasure to spend this time with my family. Santa was also good to me this year bringing me a 2xu triathlon racing suit for me to wear for the race.
Time to go and relax with thoe family before heading off to bed as I am getting up for a 10km run before breakfast. Merry Christmas everybody and see you tomorrow.