Come Back

Wow, 52,000 hits to this blog since I started it up back almost exactly five years ago. A lot has happened in those five years!

  • Getting into triathlon and losing 40 pounds
  • Having 2 kids!
  • Getting on inaugural 2012 Wattie Ink Team
  • Qualifying for Ironman 70.3 World Championships
  • Writing my "Kona Journey" for LAVA magazine
  • Racing my first Ironman
  • Work promotion
  • Having baby #3
  • Taking a year off of triathlon
  • Starting Endurance Camps
  • Getting back into shape.

So this is the next chapter. After taking a year off of triathlon to focus on baby #3 and to recharge mentally and physically - it's time to get back into shape. I've decided to document my road back through the blog that started it all. I've learned it keeps me extremely motivated, allows me to get my thoughts down and almost act as a life journal and simply, I enjoy writing.

To start, I'm back racing for the best team in triathlon, Wattie Ink

Click on the picture and "like" the team page

Being associated with this team for the past five years has been such an amazing experience. I've made life long friends and have seen the brand grow in such a big way - so fun to be a part of.

Here's the 2015 roster line-up:

Lots of new faces but I have no doubt that team manager (and my former coach Flanny) put together the best team yet. It's been so cool to see him and Wattie shape this team into what it is today. 2016 is going to be a great year!

As far as training goes, it's all about baby steps right now. For the past year I've just been randomly training. Little bit of swimming and running but mostly biking just to stay in decent shape. I still gained 10 pounds from the inactivity and pretty much let go of all of the great fitness I had for the past five years. That's OK though - since it hasn't been THAT long, I know it will come back fast. It already has, I've already lost the 10 pounds I've gained and looking to build on some fitness for the rest of 2015 and then really start hitting the ground running in 2016. 

2016 will mostly be Sprint/Olympic distances with a slight chance of Ironman 70.3 Arizona at the end of the year to qualify for 2017 WC's. I have to admit, it's been REALLY nice to take this time off - I was really burned out. I feel like I've matured in a huge way with the time off and I just look at triathlon with such a different outlook now. With a new head on my shoulders, I'm excited to see what 2016 and beyond have in store for me. Thanks for following along, means a lot :)


Kelli said...

Hi James! I'm your new teammate, Kelli! Very excited about what 2016 has to offer. I'm training for a short course season, also (primarily because I prefer it to long course and I also race bikes). Look forward to meeting you! They are already tempting me with wildflower so I may find a way to head out there for Olympic distance. I've added you to the "blogs I follow" list on my page!

James Adams said...

Thanks Kelli, welcome to the team!!

Chuck said...

All great things to hear my man! Congrats on all that, especially Wattie Ink and the new baby. Let's connect again soon

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