Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 514-Weigh-in Day: 285lbs

Start Weight: 365.4lbs
Last Weight in: 271lbs
Current Weight: 285lbs
This Week’s Weight Loss: +14lbs
Total Weight Loss: 80.4lbs
To Go: 75lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 0

Total Miles Biked: 2737.09
Miles to Go: 4762.91

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (2000 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands which is 2650 miles from San Diego)

Weekly Bike/Workout Totals
Monday: REST
Tuesday: REST
Wednesday: REST
Thursday: REST
Friday: REST
Saturday: REST

Well I am embarrassed to get to share with the world that I have gained 14lbs over the past 3 weeks. I’ve been traveling, and have just plain fallen off the bandwagon. Not a good thing to do a month before I ride Fuji.

It is what it is and it’s given me a chance to think about why this is happening. It’s almost like I’ve turned into self-destruct mode. I’m not going to get stuck and beat myself up. Monday morning I will be starting to work out at the gym again, and continue with the bike riding.

This is a chance for me to forget the past, and make the next 3.5 weeks count. I think in the documentary I’m putting together, this is a good part of the story to examine. To look at what has happened just before I go to Japan. I can honestly say that I have lost interest in riding because it’s so blasted hot outside, or I have such a busy schedule. Well, let’s see what I can carve out for myself over the next 3.5 weeks. I get to focus on me for a bit, and get ready for the ride.

I’m too embarrassed to write what’s on my mind. What I need to do is report what I have done…and so next Saturday I will. BTW, I am climbing to Box Elder, a mountain next to Alpine, Utah. I think it’s about 11,000ft high. We’re at 4500ft, so it will be a good challenge and be similar to Fuji is elevation. I am considering getting up at 4am, riding from Salt Lake to Alpine, and then do the hike. I know it will be a physical struggle, but I’ve got to push a little to prepare.

Anyway, I will have better news next Saturday for you.

I promise to do better!



  1. You are ever an inspiration. Burn out is totally normal and you have always managed to get back to it which I think is really something. And this weather has been unreal! I can't wait to hear about your week next week and that sick climb!! I also like that you aren't hiding from a slump, instead evaluating the situation so that you can come out on top. I could take a lesson.

  2. Hey Don,
    Ups & downs are all part of the journey! Look back on it as though you've already won!!!
    Looking forward to hearing about the Box Elder Peak climb.


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