(P.S. I have lots of photos but have so much trouble uploading them to SP! I'll try again later. Grr!)
I did it! Yesterday I competed in my first sprint triathlon. Wow!!!
So, how was it? It was great! It was hard! It was WINDY! But, I ... Read more
For the past few days, the weather report for my first sprint triathlon on Sunday has been looking bad. It was at 30% chance of t-storms. Yesterday, it went up to a 40% chance AND "Windy!" I am not prepared to compete in a thunderstorm. I would ... Read more
I got an email this morning saying one of my friends has passed away. She is now in heaven praising God. But, she left behind her husband, 5 children, family and friends. We are heartsick.
The hard part for us is she was the mom of one of m... Read more
My schedule has just turned crazy... again. I now have my first triathlon NEXT SUNDAY! Then, my 2nd triathon (with 2x the swim... in a lake, not pool) 4 weeks later. Then, my 2nd half marathon 4 weeks after that!
So, now I need to figure ou... Read more
I heard a new song on my Christian radio station this week. It is talking about the problems of life, but it seemed so appropriate as I train for my first triathlon and the fears I have about the Open Water Swim. Here's the chorus:
When the... Read more
Today the scale showed I have dropped 30 pounds from my highest weight of 3 years ago. I am so happy! Even some of my 8s are getting baggy! It is an amazing feeling. I was a 13 in high school, so being a size 8 just feels unreal to me. And, I ac... Read more
I just read Sleepy Dean's post about her hydrostatic body fat test this weekend. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4125183 During it, she was told she needed to eat more protein. In fact, s... Read more
Today we were at our lakehouse and I needed to do my first 'real' outdoor brick workout. My plan was to wake up and do a 10 mile ride followed by a 2 mile run.
I went outside to air up my tires. It was a little chilly and I didn't have a ja... Read more
"You Can't Do It."
Those are the words I heard from a loved one when I announced I'd be running my first half marathon. I also heard them when I announced I'd be doing my first triathlon.
Yes, I have suffered from low self-esteem. Gro... Read more
I just moved my first sprint triathlon date closer by a month. It is now less than 2.5 weeks away! (((big breath)))
My first triathlon was scheduled for May 7th. If you've been following my blog the past few days, you know that I was suppos... Read more
Thank you all SO MUCH for the comments on my post about the half marathon that isn't going to happen. There is still a slight chance that I can make the Dallas Half work that weekend. (I live in Houston so the St Louis HM was a rode trip. Dallas... Read more
My running buddy/relative bailed today. That means my in-laws, who would've watched my daughter while I was running, won't be going. (This was an out-of-state race for me.) So, the Half Marathon is NOT happening for me in 3 weeks. Read more
I have really been struggling the past few weeks. It started with a sinus infection, then a trip to Japan, then coming home & the jet lag, then just being so sad about all that happened in Japan less than 48 hours after we left, then a 2nd trip ... Read more
...a different kind of month in review.
Things I was able to do for the first time this month...
run a mile in 10:40 (according to treadmill)
run 1 minute at a 9:30 pace (according to treadmill)
do 20 tricep dips with straight legs (... Read more