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Decisions, Decisions
Monday, January 17, 2011      10 comments

I made one 'big' decision yesterday. I have been trying to figure out if I should change my Feb 10K to a HM or keep it as planned. And, I was trying to find a race for when I'm up in Dallas 2 weeks from now. Well, I decided my primary focus shou... Read more
Negative Split Run Brings New Goals
Saturday, January 15, 2011      9 comments

I had a wonderful run today. I'm realizing more & more that I get stronger as a run goes on. Anyway, it was 44 degrees and drizzling when I went out to run at 7:45 this morning. I had a great run and some pretty strong negative spilts. Her... Read more
A Rocky Moment
Friday, January 14, 2011      6 comments

CTUCCI was talking about SP and a few times when she's thrown her arms in the air and taken the Rocky pose. ... Read more
1st Competitive Swim Class Lesson... and a Question
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      4 comments

Well, I did it! I completed my first "adult competitive swim class." (What a mouthful!) And, I survived! Here's the funny part... I'm the only student in the class! And, the coach is my friend. It's actually kind of a nice set up. Here... Read more
How do you warm up before an event?
Saturday, January 08, 2011      9 comments

I just posted this on one of my teams, but thought I'd post it here, too. Today I did my first 'long' run in awhile. 5 weeks ago I did a 9 miler & 3 weeks ago I did 5 miles. Besides that, I've been running about 3-3.5 mile runs. So, to... Read more
My Latest Activities: Spinning, Pilates/Yoga, & Rowing
Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

I had an amazing workout week this week. I had a rest day on Monday, but then accomplished the following: Tues - 2.7 mile outdoor run w/dd bicycling; lots of pushups & crunches Wed - 21 mins spinning (on machine); 10 mins rowing (1,500 meter... Read more
Next Week: I start competitive swimming class!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

I did it! I signed up & paid for 3 1/2 months of competitive swim classes for adults. Yeah, me! I am SO ready to get on track training for my first triathlon. I don't know if you realize it, but a half marathon (which I completed in Novemb... Read more
Could I run a 5K with a 10 min pace???
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      9 comments

I just read Karvy's post titled "Last Year's Goals are This Year's Realities."
ARVY09 I was amazed at her 4th point..."complete a sub-30 minute 5K." She goes on to ... Read more
It's Catching Up With Me
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      2 comments

I've been working out hard since I got back from our Christmas trip. Friday - 'most' intense run for me - changed from a 1:1 ratio to a 3:2 AND did 20 mins on the stair climber going up a total of 63 floors Saturday - longest ride ever - ... Read more
Where the Road Leads....
Sunday, January 02, 2011      6 comments

I love running on neighborhood streets and trails. I don't really like running on a treadmill or at a track. I love choosing which direction I go at each corner or intersection. I never know quite where I'm going - I just let my feet take me whe... Read more
Dec Review & Jan Goals (run, bike, swim, climb, crunch, push, lose!)
Sunday, January 02, 2011      1 comments

With all of the planning for 2011, I almost forgot to plan for just the month of January! Also, I wanted to review December. So, here goes! For December, I only had 2 goals... run 3x/week and stay at 140 through the holidays. Well, I ran a ... Read more
2 "New" Possible Events!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

I found 2 new possible events today. WooHoo!!! 1. I was looking for an event I could participate in as my first organized bike ride. Well, I found the Dallas Tour! It is a slow, family friendly ride... so my daughter can join me!!! There ar... Read more
What's Behind (2010) & What's Ahead (2011)
Friday, December 31, 2010      3 comments

2010 was an incredible year for me. My self confidence really grew as I accomplished things I never thought I could. (13.1 anyone?) Here are a few of the things I was able to do... 1. Started running with C25K (June) 2. Rode bike for only... Read more
Last Workout of 2010
Friday, December 31, 2010      6 comments

I did my last workout of 2010 this morning. I ran for 3 miles and then I did the stair climbing machine for 20 minutes and a total of 63 floors. THE RUN I have been reading Marathoning for Mortals (MFM) this week and am changing my runnin... Read more
I'm HOME & I have a PLAN!
Thursday, December 30, 2010      1 comments

I'm HOME!!! Away from the trays full of goodies. They were YUMMY & so hard to resist! Some days I did OK, others I crumbled. But, I'm HOME now! About 30 minutes after I got home, I headed to the grocery store. I picked up milk (1% & 1% choc... Read more

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