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Let's just forget about today

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Suffice it to say I had a terrible day nutritionally today. So, tomorrow I need to start fresh and get back on track. I have events the next 2 weekends, so I need to feel like I am on track. I'm still looking for the lessons to be learned from today's meltdown, so once they are clear to me, I'll try and put them on paper and on here.

Let's have a great week!

  
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SPEEDYDOG 2/14/2011 9:20AM

    Hi Keith,

I have been blowing my nutritional intake a lot. I have more "good" days than "bad" days, so I am making progress. I think you have a good strategy. forget about a stumble and move forward.

Bruce

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LOGOULD 2/13/2011 10:40PM

    Remember, it's about progress not perfection...at least that's what I'm telling myself. I was over my top end too, by 100 cals. I'm attributing it to a 4.7 mile run, my longest of the year to date, but if that's going to be the case, I'm going to be in for dismal failure as these runs keep getting longer. Time to regroup. Tomorrow is another day. WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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SMANTZKE 2/13/2011 10:22PM

    its a new today,get back on track.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/13/2011 10:09PM

    Sorry you had a bad day. It is over and done!! Looking forward to seeing you back on track. Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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Today's class

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I had another triathlon class this morning. This on concentrated on the bike. We had some discussion of the kinds of bikes and options, and then worked on some cornering and braking drills. We also tried out doing a rotating pace line, which was interesting, but not something I will ever use. To finish off we went for a ride starting in Thunderbird Park and winding around the hils a bit, ultimately ending back in the park. It was an interesting class, and the bike seems to be my best discipline. Next week we are back at the same park for a run (jog, hike) up one of the mountains. That should be interesting! It is also the day before the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon, so I don't want to overdo it and make the next day a struggle.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/13/2011 10:07PM

    Sounds like all is going well with you. Keep up the great work!!!

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DRB13_1 2/13/2011 1:02AM

    The best tip I learned about cornering (besides not wiping out by going into the turn too fast) is to keep the pedal UP on the side you turn toward - bad feeling when a down pedal scrapes the ground or a curb! Happy pedaling! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOGOULD 2/12/2011 8:48PM

    Not sure that a tri will ever be my cup of tea, but sounds like it is just your niche. Your right not wanting to overdo before the Flying Dutchman...good luck on your training and in your race.

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BILLALEX70 2/12/2011 5:41PM

    Sounds like a great class.

Interesting that they worked on pacelining. Drafting of any type will get you disqualified in most triathlons.

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A "Brick" of sorts

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I had a pretty good workout today. I went to the Y so I could get in a swim. For the first 40 minutes, I had the entire pool to myself. I got in some drills they taught us in the triathlon class, and then started doing some intervals. Because I was alone, I was able to start in one corner of the pool and do 150 yd intervals while practising my lane changes like you need to do in a triathlon pool swim. When I finished one interval, I would take a short break, swim underwater back to the start corner, and do another one. After about 40 minutes of that, another guy came into the pool, so I started just doing intervals and drills in one lane for the rest of the workout. When I had finished my pool time, I went in changed and got on a stationary bike for a ride. Felt great after it all!

Hope everyone has a great week!

  
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COMPUCATHY 2/7/2011 9:06PM

    Wow, good job! Sounds like a very successful workout session! Woo hoo! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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BYEFATNANNY 2/7/2011 3:39PM

    Great job! Wwhheww I got winded just reading your blog. emoticon Keep up the good work.

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L3DESIGNS 2/7/2011 4:05AM

    Great job! Keep on training!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 2/6/2011 10:24PM

    Good job Keith. Did 30 min swim, 30 min run - 20 min bike ...

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BILLALEX70 2/6/2011 10:15PM

    Sounds like you made it happen today!

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First day off the foot

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

It went fairly well. I still got my full exercise time in, but on the bike instead of walking, and the foot feels OK tonight. Tomorrow I'm going to do a combination of bike and swim and we'll see how that goes. I need to keep up my fitness level even if I can't run.

The problem with today was that I found the stress of not being able to run difficult to deal with with the result that I went over my calorie limit by quite a bit. I'm going to have to do better than this if I want to keep the weight under control.

Have a great Wednesday!

  
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LOGOULD 2/9/2011 6:55AM

    A SEWING NEEDLE!!! That's the starngest one I've ever heard...got to use that one at the gym today, if yiu don't mide. One of the instruvtors ssays there is NEVER an excuse to get off your training schedule...bet she never heard that one! I'm sure with all the different activities you've been doing, you'll manage to stay active and will keep the weight down. Maybe this is just God's way of saying you need to concentrate on another form of exercise for a while.

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RDARLING 2/3/2011 10:15AM

    Take care- I hope you can figure out a great exercise regimn to make you happy and stop the over eating. change is hard but I am sure you will find success!

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COMPUCATHY 2/2/2011 11:05PM

    Yeah, just keep your calories in range...that's a great control over your weight even if your exercise is hampered. On Biggest Loser, they were showing shadow boxing as a great exercise. That is something you could do that would not involve your foot. You can even do it sitting down if necessary. Hang in there. Spark on! emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 2/2/2011 6:11AM

    Hope your foot gets better soon! You are determined to do well even with it-Good for you! emoticon

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HEALTHYARTIST1 2/2/2011 12:41AM

    I just read your blogs on your foot, a sewing needle! Whoa! Just knowing that would make me want to have it out, ouch! I wonder how long you have had it, months, years, . . .

I also wanted to let you know the VA care is going great for my husband. He is very ill but he is in the system, tomorrow we see his cardiologist, then go to the warfarin clinic, they have a machine at our house where my husband takes his blood pressure and it goes right to the cardiac nurse at the hospital along with other vital signs. An alert came up today and they called us immediately as my husband was having a few moments of difficult breathing. They also are going to start doing house calls, a nurse and a doctor the first time, then after that weekly visits with a cardiac nurse and any doctor that may be needed from a internist to a psychiatrist and anything in between. Wow, when I was a little girl I remember a doctor coming to see me in bed but I have never had a house call since. The VA says this saves them a lot of money instead of us having to go to the hospital! I am all for the house calls AND I am nervous about our visit with the cardiologist tomorrow.

Now, about that sewing needle . . . !

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NURSESROCK3 2/1/2011 11:38PM

    I hope your foot feels better soon. My back hurting made me so angry and frustrated, because I know I have to keep exercising to get this weight off. I just modified my workout and did what I could. Today is the first day that I was able to go on a walk and really get into it! That is so crazy about the sewing needle! I wonder how long it's been there??
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GOZEKIGRL 2/1/2011 10:04PM

    hopefully your foot feels better soon! maybe try mixing it up a little... i find intervals on an exercise bike to be quite challenging...sometimes more-so than running!

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LADYJAKE1 2/1/2011 9:44PM

    I broke my foot and and had to have surgery, I was layed up from Oct - March and put 40 lbs on...Take my advice and stay on your plan. Good luck

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Interesting news on the foot problem

Monday, January 31, 2011

I called early this morning to get in to see my doc about my sore foot. They arranged for me to get an x-ray and then come in to be seen. When I went in to see the doc, he asked me where the pain was, and I pointed out the spot just behind my second toe in the ball of my foot. He said, "That's odd, because that isn't the spot that caught everyone's attention". I asked him what he meant, and he said he would show me. He pulled up the pictures on the computer, and pointed out the spot. There in the arch of my foot, underneath the first metatarsal (the bone behind the big toe) and lying parallel to it, was a sewing needle! You could see it perfectly, eye and all! Now the odd thing is that I have no idea how it got in there, or when. It doesn't bother me, and if I hadn't had this x-ray I wouldn't have known it was there. We talked about it and neither of us felt it was worth trying to take it out since it isn't causing any problems. As to the sore spot I went in for in the first place, there is no real sign of a fracture. He said with the amount I'm on my feet it could be a stress fracture, but the test they would normally do for that would be an MRI, and with the needle in there he didn't think I could do one of those. I could do a bone scan, but we decided to just treat it symptomatically at this point and see what happens. So, I'm going to try and be nice to it, and do biking and swimming for my workouts for now. If it heals up over the next few weeks, we'll call it good. If not, then we can look at other tests.

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

  
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RDARLING 2/3/2011 10:14AM

    Keith- THAT IS CRAZY! A sewing needle and you had no idea?! WOW! Wonder how TSA would feel about that one?! emoticon

Take care of that foot!

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MRE1956 2/1/2011 9:31AM

    Wow!

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BILLALEX70 2/1/2011 9:08AM

    SEWING NEEDLE?!
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FINZFANATIC 2/1/2011 7:24AM

    Wow, that's the strangest thing about the sewing needle! I wonder how long it's been there. I would have left it alone too. I hope your foot starts feeling better soon. I have foot problems too so I know your frustration.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/31/2011 10:55PM

    Keith, That is amazing that you have that sewing needle in your foot and no idea and nor problems with it!! The amazing thing is how the human body responds to things like that. Hope your feet problem resolves itself. I will help you out a bit with prayers.
Best of luck to you in your training.
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Hugs,
Helen

BTW: You say it is a bit cold for Phoenix...we are getting freezing rain. Supposed to have 1/4 to 1/2 inch by tomorrow rush hour. I'm walking on the treadmill tomorrow and stay in.

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ELYMWX 1/31/2011 10:03PM

    Ha! Sounds almost like what one happened to my mom! However it was bothering her so she got it taken out...

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SPEEDYDOG 1/31/2011 9:52PM

    Keith,

I hate to say this but carrying around some iron in your foot for so long sounds pretty cool! I hope you and the doc can figure-out what is wrong with your foot.

The needle in your foot is a good story! Thanks for sharing.

Bruce

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