Hold on a second, I got that wrong. It should be "Time for the Weight to Begone!"
Then, I started training for triathlons. And without even worrying about diet, the pounds started to literally fall off. I dropped nearly 30 pounds in a year, and the results were amazing. This picture is from the 2006 Fox Cities Marathon. It was probably the first time I saw myself as others were seeing me. While I knew the weight was coming off and I was slimming down, I didn't SEE what others did. This picture cleared things up.
After only 18 months of triathlon specific training, I managed to complete Ironman Louisville in a time of 13 hours 12 minutes (yes, the clock lies). Though well back from the leaders, this was a HUGE personal success. Along the way, I discovered that there was still a "skinny" me buried inside the 220-pound frame that had evolved over many years of poor diet and zero physical exercise.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.