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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oh God, can I just blame everything on my TOTM? Yesterday evening we had a party with our Sunday school class from church. It was great fun, but I ate entirely too much. I ate some good things like cut up apples and chicken breast, but I also ate chips, a few peanut m&ms,, drank 3 sodas, and then for dessert I had small portions of ice box pie, brownies, and cheese cake. I think I was having so much fun just hanging out and talking to people, that I got way too carried away.

I am soooo freaked out that I didn't weigh myself today. I think I am entirely too bloated and entirely too angry at myself. It's just weird b/c I don't really have a lot of friends that I hang out with regularly so when I do get the opportunity I just go nuts. I didn't drink any alcohol b/c I don't drink but there was wine and beer there.

I ate horrible during spring break and I swear I am bigger in the middle. I need to let this go and move on and I need to get my butt in the gym and do something about it. *SCREAM* That feels much better.

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CAROLJ74 3/30/2009 10:16PM

    I am again, not sure how I missed this! I subscribe to your blogs!

OK so TOTM was here and apparently, you have moved on already, but it's Am! You very rarely have those days! You always are on top of everything! You have put your mind to something and I have no doubt that you are going to get back on track super quick!

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MBSHAZZER 3/30/2009 1:35PM

    I read on someone's sparkpage, "start every meal with a clean plate"... don't stress about it. Just move on. It sounds yummy! I hope you enjoyed it, otherwise it wouldn't have been worth it! :)

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SWINKIE57 3/29/2009 11:39PM

    Don't beat yourself up about this! We all need to just let go once and awhile and then get back on track. I have seen your self discipline and have no doubt this is just a hiccup for you.

Good luck on the triathlon next weekend!


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T-Minus 7 days until the Triathlon

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I did 3o minutes iu the pool today and boy did it feel good. I actually swam 1000 yards about 2 minutes quicker than what I did earlier this week.

I swam in my tri top and bottom and they both felt fine. I really like the bottoms b/c they don't ride up at all. Coming from a volleyball player who has worn tights most of her athletic career, it is good to get the approval from a seasoned veteran.

Having a great Saturday here and hope you all are too!

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    So what ARE you wearing for your tri? I'm starting my training one week from today.. And are you renting a wetsuit or did you purchase your own? Oh, and do you have aerobars on your bike? I can't decide if I really want them or not. Well, I want them but don't need them yet..

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MBSHAZZER 3/29/2009 10:23AM

    You are SO READY! I can't wait to read the report!

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CAROLJ74 3/28/2009 10:40PM

    Once again...impressive! I love reading your blogs! They make me believe that ANYTHING is possible if you put your mind to it! I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

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Back to the grindstone...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Okay, so I finally got the nerve to get on the scale on Tuesday. I gained 3 pounds over spring break. Not terribly bad b/c I knew it was coming. I do want to get it back off though.

School started back again on Monday. No catastrophes thus far. I am starting to focus in on the 3 upcoming races in April. I am doing the mini-tri in on the 4th and I have decided to volunteer at the April 11th race b/c I need to volunteer at one race a year for the running club I am a member of. On the 18th is the CASA race and I am definitley going to do that one! The school with the most kids who come will get a visit for Tech distance runners. We won it last year and the kids had a ball talking to them and running laps with them around our track. I hope we win again, but it's $20 a person which is fairly steep. I feel bad b/c one of my families has a dad, son, and daughter who consistently run races now, but I don't think they are going to do CASA b/c it would cost them $60. I don't blame them though. That is a lot of money for one race when the one on the 11th is only $5 per person.

Today I rode my husband's road bike around the neighborhood. He was seriously worried about me using his clipless pedals, but I had zero issues. After that I went back out and ran a mile. Surprisingly, I was under a 10:00 mile. I think the warm-up of the cycling helped me out!

I hope to get back to the pool tomorrow. I swam on Monday and I did 1,000 yards in about 30 minutes. I am not very fast, but I like to find a nice rhythm and keep it going. DH swam the same distance today in 24 minutes but he said he was totally busting his butt. I don't really push myself that hard on my swimming b/c I haven't been doing it for that long. I am enjoying just getting to swim the laps without being exhausted until I get out of the pool!

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CAROLJ74 3/26/2009 12:39PM

    You are doing so amazing great as always! Keep up the great work!

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MBSHAZZER 3/26/2009 9:17AM

    Doing great, as usual! You must be such an inspiration to your students! If I had a gym teacher like you, I might have picked up running a lot earlier! Glad that you are enjoying the biking and swimming, too!

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Vacation time!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So we headed down to Fort Worth on Monday and have thoroughly enjoyed our time at my parents house. They have been out of town and are coming back tomorrow and I really miss seeing them.

For fun we have went out to dinner with some of our friends who live down here which has been a lot of fun! We also went to Six Flags yesterday. It is so expensive to go there though! Between renewing our out of area season passes, renting Flash Pass, and the food and parking, we spent around $250! It was $20 for lunch alone. I had a hot\dog, chips, and drink, and DH had a sausage on a stick and a medium drink. Ridiculous!!! I read in the paper that Six Flags was considering bankruptcy. How could they go bankrupt when they charge a minimum of $15 per car for parking, $50 per ticket to enter the park, and high prices for food and drink? It is just crazy!

We have been sticking to exercise since we got here with walking our dogs and then running a couple of miles today and a couple hours of walking at Six Flags yesterday. What we haven't been doing is eating very healthy. I know I am going to pay for it on the scale later, but I am good about losing weight gained over holidays or vacation. I am making an effort to drink more water as opposed to soda to cut back on calorie consumption, and I have been taking leftovers home to eat as meals later instead of totally gorging.

If you are visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth are, you MUST MUST eat at Babe's Chicken House. The only choices you get are chicken fried steak and fried chicken. It comes with salad(the dressing is awesome!), homemade biscuits, cream corn, and whipped potatoes with gravy on the side. EVERYTHING tastes fabulous! It is a heavy meal and big portion. The steak is the size of a plate and you get 4 pieces of fried chicken per person. All the food is served family style so it is normal to see waitresses come out with HUGE platters of fried chicken for large groups.

Today we went shopping at the outlets and I got a black leather Coach purse! It is so pretty and I plan on carrying it for a loooong time! If I don't, DH will kill me :o)

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SKYFYRE 3/20/2009 8:44AM

    Great job Aims on keeping moving while on vacation! I agree about Magic MTn, it is a bit steep in price, but I LOVE going!!! I hope they don't close shop! Anyway, keep the great work!

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CAROLJ74 3/19/2009 10:21AM

    Your mini vacay sounds fun! We have contemplated taking the kids to Six Flags, but with 3 kids, it is easier for us to spend the day at Fiesta least then we don't have the hotel cost! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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MBSHAZZER 3/19/2009 9:20AM

    Glad you are enjoying your vacation! It would be criminal to miss out on the "local specialities", so enjoy.... there is always tomorrow for salads! Good thing you are staying at your parents' house so you can take home leftovers!

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Yippie! 4 Mile Race this morning! *pic added*

Saturday, March 14, 2009

This morning was our 1/2/4 mile raceand we had a great turn out. I had 25 of my students show up to race in the 1 mile fun run and the 2 mile races. I also had a couple of parents participate too. I had 13 finishers in the 1 mile fun run and 12 finishers in the 2 mile.

One of my families who has 3 kids with me has a baby sister who will be in kinder next year. She has been BEGGING to run a race b/c she saw her big sister and big brothers run. She finally got her chance at the one mile fun run. That child ran a mile in 9:20 and she is freaking four years old!!!!!!! She finished, went up to her dad, and asked to run some more!

I did the 4 mile race and it was a challenging course! Of course anyone who is from here knows that this area of town is very hilly. The biggest one was running up to the softball fields. Oh God was that miserable! All I could think was "Here in a few minutes I will get to run down it!"

I ran my 4 mile race in exactly 44:00 which was exactly what I wanted. I wasn't honestly sure how I was going to do b/c I have been focusing on triathlon training more so I hadn't been flat out running much. A couple of miles here and there, but most of my focus has been on the swimming aspect. At mile 2 I was at 22:30 When I hit mile 3 I was at a 33:38 so If I wanted to run the 11 minute splits I had to pick up my pace a little on the last mile which I did. I glanced at my watch after running under the last bridge and realized that maybe my 11:00 split goal was attainable! I wasn't sure it would be b/c of the hills and stuff but I had a good sprint to the finish line and could not have been more happier!

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CHEEKYSU 3/21/2009 1:58PM

    Well done on meeting your goal!

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CAROLJ74 3/14/2009 10:49PM

    Great job running your race! And what a fabulous student turnout! I can't wait to see pictures!

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SWINKIE57 3/14/2009 10:27PM

    Congratulations on your run and time today! Way to go! emoticon Glad to hear you had such a good turnout with your students. What an inspiration you are to them. We need more teachers like yourself.

Again, congrats!


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MBSHAZZER 3/14/2009 1:03PM

    Great job on your race! And, I know there was some drama related to your students' running, so I'm glad you had a good turnout for the 1 and 2 mile runs.

Have a great weekend!

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