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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

How Can I...?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      16 comments

How can I choose one day to run up & down hills... and then choose to eat 5 pieces of fudge (though they are small) & a piece of cake? How can I choose one day to run in the rain with temps in the 30's... and eat Chinese until I'm stuffed j... Read more

Christmas Break... So Far, Pretty Good

Monday, December 27, 2010      2 comments

I hope everyone who is on Christmas break is having a great time. We are still at my in-laws for a few more days. There are lots of goodies around, but I've been doing pretty well. Goodies sit out in plain sight and I usually pig out while I'm h... Read more

My Long Ride

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      4 comments

I debated last night whether I should run this morning or ride my bike. However, my GPS watch should be coming later today, so I decided to ride so I can do my first run wi... Read more

It's Official!

Monday, December 20, 2010      12 comments

I've now lost 20 pounds!!! emoticon I have been down to -19.5 pounds three times in the past 6 weeks and just ... Read more

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