Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Me on my bike!!! This is my favorite picture from my Jordanelle pictures.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I am so excited... I ordered a wetsuit yesterday!!! It's almost exactly the one I wanted. It was only $180 instead of $500. I just showed my dad the one I got, and he gave me a check right there on the spot. So SWEET!!!
I have another triathlon on September 13, so that is when I will officially be able to try it out. It's a fun tri... It's a little longer than a regular sprint tri, and it is called the Equalizer. They try to equalize the men's and women's times and do an overall winner. My brother isn't sure he's going to do it, but I am trying to convince him that he MUST. LOL!!!
So... I'm super motivated again to exercise that's a GOOD THANG! LoL
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I just got back from my triathlon!!!
It was OK... I was a little disappointed. After my last month's Olympic Tri, I thought this one was going to be a walk in the park. LOL... I was a little WRONG!!! I definitely under~estimated it. Here are my results:
Overall Female = 7th out of about 230
Age Group = I got the 2nd place medal, even though... the top 3 don't get age group medals and 2 out of the top 3 were in my age group, so I was actually 4th in my age group.
I haven't gotten all of the official times yet, but I know about what my times were:
My swim time was about 14 minutes. The water was WAY COLDER than I thought it was going to be. I wished I had my wetsuit, but I decided not to get one yet. I am going to wait and see if they go on clearance after the season. My dad said he'd buy me one, but I just worried too much about the price $500.
The water was also a lot choppier than my last tri. Lots of waves and a lot more people kicking into people. I felt like every time I took a breath I was getting water in my lungs. I was 3rd out of the water.
BIKE = about 45 minutes. My bike felt YUCKY! I haven't ridden much, because I've been working and haven't had much time. Boy Oh Boy did it show.
RUN = about 24 minutes. Probably under 8 minute miles. WOO~HOO!!! I drank WAY too much water and energy stuff. My belly felt all jiggly and I felt bloated. Although my run time was really good for me.
OVERALL... I am so happy I did this tri! I am so, so, SO GLAD I just did the sprint. It was challenging enough and for the way I felt today... I am so glad I wasn't doing the longer one. Plus my knee was NOT an issue at all. It's usually just on the longer runs.
YIPPEE!!! Get to go Relax now!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I am excited and feel BLAH at the same time. I've had a LONG week. My daughter got home yesterday, and she is being a typical 13 year old. You just can't WIN!!!
I am reminding myself... As a REWARD instead of CANDY... Go lay down and RELAX... ENJOY... I don't need to EAT as a relief from a LONG day.
Ok... Tomorrow is my sprint triathlon. I am actually VERY excited. I don't feel pressured, because it is the shorter distance, I just feel excited, excited, EXCITED... I am going to kick BUTT!!! I don't have a wetsuit, but I still want to finish in the top 5 overall women and top 2-3 of my age division.
We'll see... maybe there'll be a lot of tough competition like the last tri I did. If so... BRING IT ON!!! LOL!!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thank you God for all that I've been given. Especially my family and friends. I am also very thankful for my health. Please help me to take better care of myself emotionally and physically.
Weekly Thankful List:
My husband: He bought me 12 more Personal Trainer sessions, he brought me flowers on my first day back to school, he took my daughter to all her soccer tournament games, he dropped my son off at camp each day and picked him up then took him to soccer or piano, or just hung out with him. I am so overwhelmed by all his kindness and love for me. I feel so blessed and lucky and of course the list could go on and on.
I am thankful for my students and their families. I had 13 familes show up for conferences this year. Only 7 missed, and I've called most of them. I have a wonderful bunch of students this year and feel very lucky.
My dear, dear, most precious children!!! I am so LUCKY!!! They really are good kids, and I am so lucky to be their mother. When I am ornery and at times a not~so~good mommy, they are so quick to forgive me. My son always let's me lay with him and asks me to hold him. Oh how SWEET!!! My daugther got a book for us to ask each other questions. I am so glad she seeks my advice and listens to me. That's such a blessing at 13.
My FRIENDS!!! Especially my spark friends. I wish I could write more daily thank you's. I am going to try to catch up today on sparkmail and comments. I truly am thankful for you gals!!! You are so helpful and inspirational. I don't feel so isolated and alone. Your comments are PRICELESS!!! They really do help even though this week I've felt overwhelmed and haven't been able to write each of you back. Know I LOVE you and thank you!!!
Again Thanks to God above for all my many blessings big and small... I will try to be more humble and grateful daily.
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