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The Day After

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The day after the Tri before. My chest and shoulder muscles are sore - that much breast stroking is a new adventure. My legs are fine (they use). My appetite yesterday was runaway. I say appetite because it probably wasn't hunger. I know I craved a cold coke and had two of them. I drank lots of water. I ate food - not junk food but my portions were not good. So I have to mindful that just because I exercised alot - I can't eat whatever I want - I have to control my intake.

Plans for the day - not sure. Would like to go photo taking but it's either too hot or it's going to rain. My riding partner is AWOL. Saw this article about yoga poses for runners on SP so I'm planning on doing that as part of my yoga/meditation for the week's goal.

  
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MALAMI518 9/21/2014 9:41PM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/21/2014 9:09PM

    LOVE that quote.

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THIN133 9/21/2014 6:40PM

    Love the quote ! Boy, do I need to remember that ! Doesn't sound like you are too worse for ware after your big triathlon . Good for you. I hope your got some photo taking in today !What happened to your riding partner ? That's too bad he went AWOL. You seem to like to ride with a partner but you are so good about working out by yourself regardless ...so good for you !

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 9/21/2014 4:17PM

    Amen to your poster. It's the truth. You're doing a wonderful job with your physical activities... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 9/21/2014 3:30PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/21/2014 1:30PM

    Very true! BTW, your response to my carpet cleaner blog made me smile; I am the least domestic type you can imagine. So this is totally out of character for me. (smiling)

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NHES220 9/21/2014 12:56PM

    Sounds like a good plan. I ran with my friend this morning - 6 miles and then we went for coffee/tea for me to catch up. I like doing yoga when I can. Way to go on the tri!

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FLASUN 9/21/2014 12:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Ju!!!!!!!

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MASTERCARE 9/21/2014 11:34AM

    PROUD OF YOU!

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PotcakeMan Triathlon

Saturday, September 20, 2014



I'm feeling like a Champion. I completed the triathlon. I conquered my trepidations. Of course I saw people who I know (they were spectators). So I finished the swim last - but it's the farthest I've ever swam - 750m. Then I rode the bike = 5 miles -that wasn't a problem. I actually caught up with a participant. She had a mountain bike, I had a road bike. Then did the 3 mile run- walked at first because my legs just couldn't/wouldn't seem to release the necessary muscles to run. So on the turnaround, the usual muscles were available and I ran back. The run route was lovely - it was a trail - I thought that is why I was destined to run Woodstock. So when I crossed the finished line I raised my hands in the victory salute.

By conquering my fear - I completed my 2nd triathlon for the year and that's one New Year's resolution completed. My son did volunteer - so that was also nice. No hugs from him- but that's teenagers. My riding partner was supposed to be a part of a team but he was a no show But despite the best efforts of the devil - I am in really good spirit.

  
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MALAMI518 9/21/2014 9:42PM

    Congratulations! Fantastic job!

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KELLYFROG 9/21/2014 11:54AM

    Congratulations! That is awesome and you should be proud of yourself!!

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CIPHER1971 9/21/2014 4:10AM

    Well done - great to see your success it is inspiring to me - I have my first Tri planned for June next year

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THIN133 9/20/2014 7:56PM

    YOU ARE AMAZING !!!! I am so proud of you ! You are a champion indeed !!! Congratulations on completing your longest swim ! You tackled it !! YIPPEE !!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/20/2014 7:50PM

    You did wonderfully! Soooooo very proud of you. And even though he didn't kiss you to congratulate you, I bet your son is very proud of his Mom!

HUGS and you are a CHAMPION!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/20/2014 7:41PM

    emoticon emoticon I love reading about all of your adventures.

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JENSHAINES 9/20/2014 7:27PM

    You are emoticon !!! It's so inspiring to see your progress!!! And darn those teenagers, anyway. But you know he loves you. emoticon

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HAZELFRUIT 9/20/2014 7:14PM

    Congratulations!


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NHES220 9/20/2014 6:58PM

    Nicely done Champ! Way to go!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/20/2014 6:44PM

    Mega- congrats!

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One Day at a Time

Friday, September 19, 2014

Got 6800 steps in yesterday. When I got home it was a choice between eating or doing another 30 mins of exercise. I chose eating because I was so hungry. The weather and a traffic jam prevented me from doing the exercise I wanted.

I refreshed my goals on SP to incorporate the things I planned to do for the 12 week BLC challenge.

a. 5 freggies 5 days
b. 1 hr of exercise or 10k steps 5x a week
c. yoga/meditation - 1 day a week
d. ST - 2x a week
e. Abs - 2x a week
f. read - 30 mins 3x a week
g. knit - 10 mins 3x a week
h. piano - 10 mins 3x a week

The freggies is a real challenge - I made the goal 2x sofar.



  
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SETTIMIA 9/19/2014 10:52PM

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THIN133 9/19/2014 9:23PM

    Great goals ! Good job for getting your steps in .

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SHANTODD420 9/19/2014 2:54PM

    Wahoo way to go and happy Friday

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1CRAZYDOG 9/19/2014 1:28PM

    Happy Friday!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/19/2014 11:34AM

    Great goals. Wishing you success with BLC 26. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/19/2014 10:36AM

    Yup, it's easier when I do take it a day at a time rather than being overwhelmed by the big picture.

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NHES220 9/19/2014 10:30AM

    Good luck with the BLC and your goals! I am doing the Fall 5% challenge. Freggies are a tough one one for me too.

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Preparation

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I had a productive day. I followed-up on some personal business matters as I continue to execute my exit strategy. I also made my goals for the BLC 26 challenge - I wrote them down - need to change my goals on SP to track them. I made an attempt to wash some blankets that I've had riding around in my car for a while. I need to use a washing machine at the laundromat. I didn't have any detergent, softer or dryer sheets with me and I didn't want to buy them at the laundromat. emoticon I went to the grocery store and bought a variety of frozen vegetables that I can easily steam to go with my meals. Went for a run and stretched afterwards. emoticon

Packet pick-up for the triathlon is today and tomorrow. My son is volunteering. More accurately he's been conscripted to volunteer. He'll probably miss soccer - needless to say he's not happy. He has to complete 30 hours of community service to graduate and so I'm letting him do it gradually over the school years - a couple hours a month. I need him to graduate and I don't want any last minute stress when June comes.

My affirmation for today is:

  
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SETTIMIA 9/19/2014 8:34AM

    HAVE A GOOD DAY

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/19/2014 8:23AM

    Excellent! Wise to wait instead of paying those high $ for laundromat products.

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KELLYFROG 9/18/2014 10:48PM

    Love your affirmation for the day!

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HAZELFRUIT 9/18/2014 9:45PM

    Sounds like a great day.

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/18/2014 11:36AM

    Have a great day.

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NHES220 9/18/2014 10:17AM

    Great affirmation! He would not be happy if June came around and he did not have the hours and he was scrambling to get them - good that you are figuring it out for him over the course of the year. I think it's a good thing for the kids to get involved. Can't wait to hear how the Tri goes - hope the weather is good!

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THIN133 9/18/2014 9:58AM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2014 9:47AM

    emoticon Hope it's a good weekend. And a perfect description of luck!

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HMBROWN1 9/18/2014 8:40AM

    Good luck! Have a great day!

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JAROL7 9/18/2014 8:30AM

    YAY, work your plan.

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Overcoming

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I had a wonderful run yesterday - it was stressless. I must say riding with a partner is more intense than when I run by myself. I think that it's good to have both - at least right now. I was a bit frustrated just prior to running. I had to turn in the registration for the triathlon and I forgot it at work. So I had to turn around and get it. So I was fuming cos that consumed like 30 minutes.

Yes, I was conflicted between a funeral and the triathlon. I was going to the funeral but I had to delve deep and I've decided that I'll not go to the funeral. I believe in doing for the living. So I hope there will be an opportunity in the future to do something meaningful for her family (she has 2 daughters).

Taking about angst. I was getting cold feet about the triathlon. The motto is "just tri" Okay this is not my 1st but this is my 1st in the city where I live, it's my 1st doing 750m swim. So I'll be coming in last - no problem - but last where there is likely to be an audience I actually know. No incognito this time. I don't know which is worst the fear of 750m swim or coming in last among people I know. Anyway, as of today I'm gonna do it.



  
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THIN133 9/18/2014 10:00AM

    Yay ! A great run !

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WRITINGRUNNER 9/18/2014 4:19AM

    An audience should be there to support not judge and as someone else has pointed out, you are the one doing it, standing there's easy! I'm am so impressed with your determination on this. you know you'll feel fantastic afterwards. Xx

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SETTIMIA 9/18/2014 12:08AM

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GLUCOZA 9/17/2014 2:39PM

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Blue Lion Trackers was one of my team choices. I just really need to stick to tracking what I eat. Good luck in BLC 26!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 11:19AM

    Glad you have peace of mind in making your decision. Your rationale makes perfect sense. Her daughters will need support long after the memorial is completed . . . even more than during the memorial!

As for the tri . . . your attitude is right on. It's not the activity that's important, and where you finish, it's DOING it and finding joy in that.

HUGS

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/17/2014 10:53AM

    Good reminder. I really do need to push myself out of that comfort zone to get better results.

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NHES220 9/17/2014 10:26AM

    Good for you. Who cares if you come in last. Those spectators aren't even trying! I ran 3.75 on Monday on the treadmill (cool and rainy outside) and 6 yesterday - feet felt a little heavy but I got it done. Cross training today and strength training with my trainer. 8 on Saturday and then a run with a friend of mine on Sunday. Miles are ramping up but I am gaining confidence. Hope you have a good day and I like the message - Just Tri!

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