Not that I’m drinking much now anyway. Alcohol interferes with any training I have the next day, slows down my body’s repairs, disrupts sleep, and suppresses my immune system, putting me at risk of catching a nasty cold.
I stopped drinking entirely in the month before my first triathlon last year. Doing so really helped me focus on what I was about to attempt, and ensured I was in peak condition. Plus, it should help me drop a few extra pounds, and every pound lighter I am will make a huge difference, what with all the hills on the bike course.
Speaking of weight loss, I’ve dropped another pants size! That makes a total of 10″ off my waist since I started running again two years ago. Go me!