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Expectations for BLC26

Friday, September 19, 2014


emoticon Drop 12 pounds
emoticon Track every BLT for 5 out of 7 days
emoticon Stay on the exercise streak
emoticon Stay on the freggie streak
emoticon Post on the Gecko chat thread at least 5 times a week

UPDATE at mid-point:
The only goal I have met is the exercise streak. However, it is a new opportunity and I am recommitting to my original goals. I CAN do this!

  
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MUVFASTA 9/20/2014 3:02PM

    emoticon emoticon Great goals!! Best wishes for a great challenge!

P.S. Did I tell you I just LOVE your Gecko Profile pic? Brightens up my day! emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 9/19/2014 7:50PM

    You can so it my Groovy friend!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/19/2014 7:28PM

    Good luck!

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BLC25 Fitness Test #1 (Initial Benchmark)

Friday, May 02, 2014

Here is my 5/2/14 benchmark:

emoticon 15 (full traditional nose to the ground pushups) in 1 min
emoticon 28 (full floor to shoelace situps) in 1 min
emoticon 8:48 min mile
emoticon 3 minutes of step-up (13 in step) w/ HR of 89 immediately following

Looking forward to seeing a big dfference in 6 weeks!

  
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PRESBESS 5/14/2014 12:12AM

    Atta girl! That's how you make it happen.
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JOYSEEKER24 5/2/2014 6:10PM

    Wow Monica! That is awesome!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/2/2014 11:03AM

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NATPLUMMER 5/2/2014 11:01AM

    Nice!

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MJK0430 5/2/2014 10:41AM

    It's all pretty impressive to me! I hope you have a Silvery BLC!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 5/2/2014 9:39AM

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S.M.A.R.T. goals for BLC24

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

emoticon 1. Stay on the EXERCISE streak for all 12 weeks
emoticon 2. Stay on the TRACKING streak for all 12 weeks
emoticon 3. Stay in range for TRACKING 6/7 days of the week
emoticon 4. Lose 10 pounds during BLC24
emoticon 5. Do all TNTs (2 a week) for all 12 weeks

  
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MPETERS79 3/28/2014 9:41PM

    How is it going?

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PRESBESS 2/4/2014 1:51AM

    I am not sure what your goal acronyms mean, but, it looks like you have a plan to succeed and that's what's important. Make it happen!
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THETURTLEBEAR 1/21/2014 11:05AM

    Those are awesome goals!

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MARYBETH4884 1/21/2014 10:55AM

    You can do it Monica!

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MJK0430 1/21/2014 10:42AM

    Leading by example. I love it!

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NATPLUMMER 1/21/2014 10:37AM

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BILL60 1/21/2014 10:35AM

    Nice!!

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RocketMan Triathlon Training (#2)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Training Plan for: Rocket Man on 5/2/13 and Pineapple Man on 6/2/13.

The basic weekly training plan involves:
1 long bike ride, 1 spin class, 1 long run, 1 easy run, 1 speed run, 1 long swim, 1 speed swim, 2 strength training sessions and 2 yoga sessions.

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Week 3
emoticon 03/25/13 AM Easy Run: Planned 3 miles / Actual NONE (out of town)
emoticon 03/26/13 PM REST / Actual REST
emoticon 03/27/13 PM Speed Run: Planned Hill Workout (7-8 miles) / Actual 4 miles easy (gave blood in AM)
emoticon 03/28/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2 / Actual 30 Day Shred Level 2
emoticon 03/28/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class Yoga Class / Actual Power Yoga
emoticon 03/28/13 PM Speed Swim: Planned 1250 yards / Actual NONE
emoticon 03/29/13 PM Brick: Planned Bike 10 miles Run 2 miles
emoticon 03/30/13 AM Long Run: Planned 10 miles
emoticon 03/31/13 PM Long Bike: Planned 20 miles

Week 4
emoticon 04/01/13 PM Long Swim: Planned 1500 yards (easy)
emoticon 04/02/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2
emoticon 04/02/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class
emoticon 04/02/13 PM Easy Run: Planned 6 miles (easy)
emoticon 04/03/13 PM Speed Run: Planned 7-8 miles (hills)
emoticon 04/04/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2
emoticon 04/04/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class
emoticon 04/04/13 PM Speed Swim: Planned 1250 yards (hard)
emoticon 04/05/13 AM Long Run: Planned 10-12 miles (easy)
emoticon 04/06/13 AM REST
emoticon 04/07/13 AM Long Ride: Planned 40 miles (easy)

  
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CM_GARDNER78 3/31/2013 11:01PM

    Keep at it girl! Proud of you for how hard you work!!! :-)

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BILL60 3/29/2013 6:17PM

    The plan looks good, but the execution is not progressing like it should. Put it in gear and good luck.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/29/2013 9:47AM

    Looks like an aggressive plan!

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SEABREEZE65 3/29/2013 4:59AM

    Looks really tough.

You will be so ready for these events in May and June.

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MARYBETH4884 3/28/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon you are truly inspiring!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/28/2013 2:11PM

    Fantastic Plan!! emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 3/28/2013 1:54PM

    Wow!

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RocketMan Triathlon Training (#1)

Monday, March 18, 2013

I am attempting to get myself organized with a plan for two upcoming Spring / Summer Triathlons. First, the Rocket Man on 5/2/13. Second, the Pineapple Man on 6/2/13. Both triathlons are a sprint distance, but the Rocket Man has an unusually long bike ride of 33 miles.

My basic weekly plan involves:
1 long bike ride, 1 spin class, 1 long run, 1 easy run, 1 speed run, 1 long swim, 1 speed swim, 2 strength training sessions and 2 yoga sessions.

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I sketched out my training schedule for two weeks and I figure I can re-work and post this schedule every two weeks.

Week 1
emoticon 03/10/13 AM Long Bike Ride: Planned 20 miles / Actual 19 miles
emoticon 03/11/13 AM Easy Run: Planned 3 miles / Actual 3 miles
emoticon 03/12/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2 / Actual 30 Day Shred Level 2
emoticon 03/12/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class / Actual NONE (meeting)
emoticon 03/12/13 PM Long Swim: Planned 1500 yards / Actual 1250 yards Speed Swim
emoticon 03/13/13 AM Spin: Planned Spin Class / Actual NONE
emoticon 03/13/13 PM Speed Run: Planned Hill Workout / Actual Hill Workout (7.2 miles)
emoticon 03/14/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2 / Actual 30 Day Shred Level 1
emoticon 03/14/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class / Actual Lunch Yoga Class
emoticon 03/14/13 PM Speed Swim: Planned 1250 yards / Actual NONE
emoticon 03/15/13 PM REST: Planned Rest / Actual Brick (17 miles bike, 1.5 miles run)
emoticon 03/16/13 AM Long Run: Planned 10 miles / Actual 10 miles
emoticon 03/17/13 PM Long Bike: Planned 25 miles / Actual 31.5 miles

Week 2
emoticon 03/18/13 PM Long Swim: Planned 1500 yards (easy) / Actual 1500 yards
emoticon 03/19/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2 / Actual 30 Day Shred Level 2
emoticon 03/19/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class / Actual Lunch Yoga Class
emoticon 03/19/13 PM Easy Run: Planned 6 miles (easy) / Actual 6 miles
emoticon 03/20/13 PM Speed Run: Planned 7-8 miles (hills) / Actual 8 miles
emoticon 03/21/13 AM ST: Planned 30 Day Shred Level 2 / Actual 30 Day Shred Level 2
emoticon 03/21/13 AM Yoga: Planned Lunch Yoga Class / Actual NONE (sick)
emoticon 03/21/13 PM Speed Swim: Planned 1250 yards (hard) / Actual NONE (sick)
emoticon 03/22/13 AM Long Run: Planned 10-12 miles (easy) / Actual 9 miles
emoticon 03/23/13 AM Easy Bike: Planned 10-15 miles (easy) / Actual 14 miles
emoticon 03/24/13 AM Long Ride: Planned 30 miles (easy) / Actual 34 miles

  
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SKINNYSOON13 3/20/2013 7:35AM

    I am impressed by your determination and consistency. I was kinda disappointed when I reached the current date! LOL I wanted to see you reach the goal victoriously! I have no doubt you will be victorious :-)

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/18/2013 11:03PM

    Great plan! Excited for you!!!

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CM_GARDNER78 3/18/2013 10:29PM

    I am tired just reading all of that!!

Good job lady!!! Keep it up!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 3/18/2013 7:17PM

    Whew!

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SEABREEZE65 3/18/2013 6:51PM

    What a comprehensive plan. Good for you. Love all the emoticons for each day. Makes training plans.... happy!

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SUZECOOKS 3/18/2013 3:37PM

    HOOAH! THIS is what makes you a GORGEOUS Groovy Gecko! I want to workout like this too! I don't have the time right now with the moving but I will get back to it. Way to motivate woman!

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STLADEE 3/18/2013 3:31PM

    WoW woman you working it! Sounds like you plan is coming together to make them happen! emoticon

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PRIZM96 3/18/2013 2:45PM

    You are a MACHINE!! Great plan, Mon!! You got this!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/18/2013 1:58PM

    Great plan!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/18/2013 1:53PM

    You are going to be busy!

Did you run "Donna" this year? I missed seeing you there.

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ANDYINBC 3/18/2013 1:37PM

    Way to go!

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KBRADFORD88 3/18/2013 1:24PM

    sounds great. I want to ride longer just hate riding on the road. emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 3/18/2013 1:16PM

    Wow! So well planned! With this kind of organization you are sure to be ready!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/18/2013 1:08PM

    emoticon What a Plan! emoticon

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