Saturday, August 06, 2011
Tomorrow I am doing a sprint triathlon. I was going to do the olympic distance, but because I am feeling a little under the weather, I don't think it will be wise of me to do the International distance.
+ I have signed up for three half marathons in the fall (Akron, Columbus, and Philly)
+ I hope I will be going skiing out west this winter *
+ i am running a 50k in March and I am planning 30k at JASR
+ I am planning the long course (70.3) at Wildflower
+ I am planning a HM at the Cleveland Marathon.
+ I would like to do a Ironman (R ) HIM in July.
- I am planning to pull out two books
+ Fit soul - fit body
+ 5 Essentials for a Winning Life: The Nutrition, Fitness, and Life Plan for Discovering the Champion Within
+ I am planning on continuing with my yoga class on Monday
+ I will be doing more weights
early 2012 I will look at the goals for the rest of the year.
* If I am coming through Vancouver I will let a couple of my SP friends know.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Earlier today I participated in the 'pirates tri', a local sprint triathlon in organized by Lake metroparks. It has also become sort of a team in training alumni event for the triathletes, this was the second year.
We picked up packages on Thursday and while we were there - we did a practice swim.
The event started at 8, and at 6:30 I pulled into the parking lot. Although the tri is small 150 max the parking lot fills up quick. Milling around, meeting and greeting my friends, plus i ran into a few people I knew from work.
The start was a standing start (most of the swim you can stand up should you need to - which makes it attractive fro novice triathletes). Did my swim with some wheezing, but I managed to 'keep my cool'. I walked the transition - because of the wheezing and on to the bike. They ride and run start out with a short 75 yard steep hill and off to the race we went ... I think my avg was about 19 mph. Back and into run gear and up the hill again. Half way into the run I needed a rest room, and it was very uncomfortable to do the second half of the run.
At the end - I met briefly with my friends and headed off - as I had a lot to do this afternoon.
It is a fun tri, and the weather was hot and humid. My fluid intake (water and gatorade from this morning is currently in excess of a gallon).
Although I did OK, I will be honest and say I did not have my heart in this one ... It was kind of another day at the office - I am sure a good night sleep, rehydration, and aircondition will change my outlook.
Swim 15:24 Bike 44:13 Run 28:32 Total 1:28:09
Monday, July 04, 2011
I have been registered with imapmyfitness.com since 2007 but never really used it. I just found out I can import my Garmin into it. Cool.
Also, when I did the Motor City triathlon I was wheezing during the swim. Well, it is called exercise induced asthma, so I - without prompting from anyone - went to the doctor and he prescribed an inhaler ... the time of my morning run (hills and all) went from 43 min to 39 min. Morale of my story - when something is not right - you should see your health care provider.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
As you know, I love reading other people's blogs because I learn so much from them, and I learn about people. I have learned a lot about physical and emotional suffering as I read blogs and postings. I also learn alot about positive things. So, I continue to read blogs.
This is a random collection of thoughts.
A blog I read recently really made me think, and made me ask the question (and you have heard me editorialize over this before), but does healthy lifestyle really equate weight loss?
Personally I think weight loss is a byproduct of healthier lifestyle, because once you start eating healthier (quality and quantity) things start to change.
Another blog I read recently was talking about - I am training for such and such - but I am not losing weight. hmmm. Are you adding more calories because your hunger patterns have changed?
Yesterday I talked with a long time friend of mine who has returned to the gym. He made an interesting statement. He said - work was in the way of me working out - or I made work get in my way to work out. The observation is quite significant. Because what made us get to the point where we started the search for help (in this case Spark People). I am sure you have seen the comment 'I have had a problem with my weight all my life' or 'I have had a problem with my weight since high school'. Have you ever sat down and meditated over why you have had that problem? For most there may be a cause - did something happen? And in continuation what made you decide to change this? Is it because someone else (spouse, family member, friend, doctor) told you to lose weight? What is the purpose of losing weight? Health and wellbeing? what you look at when you look at the mirror? What is more important to you - weight loss or healthy lifestyle?
The next challenge is your surroundings. What happens when you start your healthy lifestyle? Will you be sabotaged by the people you live with - will they support you? And then when you start to work out, living healthier you MAY start to change - you MAY start to get more attention from others because you look healthier - you feel healthier - you appear healthier ... but was that the reason why you did it?
I know I am rambling and I am all over the board, BUT as you go through the process of a healthier life style I want you to keep in mind that there is a balance between fit soul and fit body (book by Mark Allen) and that balance has to be maintained ... therefore if your soul is fit - your body is more likely to be fit. If you lead a more healthy lifestyle - you are likely to lose weight.
my philosophy is :
three disciplnes - one mission - one goal.
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