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Burning Out... Or Not?
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      6 comments

I've been having a tough week. I haven't gotten all of my workouts in this week and just haven't felt like working out. My long run on Saturday, though it was 7 miles, didn't go so well. And, I was only able to run 2 miles on the treadmill this ... Read more
Got Muscles?
Sunday, February 06, 2011      10 comments

I am growing some muscles! WooHoo! I have been noticing my biceps & shoulders a lot the past week or so. When I just accidentally touch them, I'm shocked at what I feel. An... Read more
My New Weekly Workout Schedule
Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

Life has changed once again! So, I've had to shuffle my workouts. Here's my current weekly plan: Monday - bootcamp (6:15 am) and run #1 (pm - while dd at tennis) Tuesday - REST Wednesday - bootcamp (6:15 am) & swim #1 (pm - lesson/class... Read more
The Scale: My Fair-Weather Friend
Thursday, February 03, 2011      6 comments

I loved the scale in January. It seems every few days I would lose another half pound! I ended up dropping 4.5 pounds in a little over 3 weeks, which is the fastest I've ever lost! And, the more the scale moved, the more dedicated I was to eat h... Read more
Gaining Swim Confidence
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

I had my third swim lesson tonight. It went really well! Week 1 - total of 600 yards, longest swim (w/o fins) of 100 yards Week 2 - total of 700 yards, longest swim (w/o fins) of 150 yards Week 3 - total of 750 yards, longest swim (w/o ... Read more
I Think I've Lost My Way!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

I have been eating really poorly for about 24 hours now and am not sure how to get back on track. I know I need to start NOW, but I tried that yesterday and it didn't work. And, I feel I've already 'blown it' for today. Besides the chips, ... Read more
"Rest Days" are... the HARDEST!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      2 comments

Today is my weekly Rest Day. I did two hard workouts yesterday... my first Boot Camp and a 2 1/4 mile run with speed work. I burned about 600 calories. And, I was sore last night and sore this morning. Plus, we are being hit by that major cold f... Read more
February Goals & January Review (GREAT Month!)
Monday, January 31, 2011      7 comments

REVIEW: Here were my goals from the beginning of the January: RUN: 40 miles emoticon (Did over 51 miles!) BIKE:... Read more
My first 10K! (or... 9.1K)
Saturday, January 29, 2011      15 comments

Today I ran my first 10K! I ran HARD!!! And, it felt great. Unfortunately, when it was over, I saw that they'd shorted us by .5 miles! Ugh! But, I'm getting ahead of myself... First of all, this morning was chillier than it was supposed to ... Read more
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      7 comments

I've been learning a lot about specificity lately. "The principle of Specificity also implies that to become better at a particular exercise or skill, you must perform that exercise or skill." So, how am I learning about specificity? Well, ... Read more
Thoughts on Galloway (Run/Walk): A Response I left on Another Post
Monday, January 24, 2011      8 comments

Here's a response I left on another blog from someone who just finished C25K and is now training for her first half marathon using Galloway. She said she felt like she was "cheating" and I have been there, too! First of all, a big CONGRATS ... Read more
Help! I need to tame the Speed Monster!
Sunday, January 23, 2011      7 comments

I went out for my 6.2 mile run today. Next Saturday I'll run an official 10K. I haven't ran a 'real' race since my half marathon in late November, so I'm really excited! And, this is my first 10K. The temperature was about 38 when I checked... Read more
GOAL WEIGHT!!! WooHoo!!!
Friday, January 21, 2011      36 comments

I can't believe it... I hit my GOAL WEIGHT this morning!!! ... Read more
Run, Run, as Fast as You Can! You Can't Catch Me!
Thursday, January 20, 2011      4 comments

Ok... so I'm not really fast. But, my speed is really increasing lately!!! I posted my mile splits from my long run on Saturday. Well, today's times were even better. I'm in shock! To put in these kinds of times (for me)... it's unbelievable! I'... Read more
I Will TRI!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      7 comments

Thanks for ALL of your comments on my "Decisions, Decisions" post. It's been an interesting couple of days! I went to workout with my new personal trainer yesterday. By the way, she's great! I told her it felt like Boot Camp. Well, she is a... Read more

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