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2 Mile Tempo Run

Thursday, May 19, 2011      9 comments

I am learning to do different kinds of runs. In the past, I either did a long run or a short run. I've been working on intervals the past few weeks. And, tonight I did a tempo run. (At least, that's what I think it is called!) My goal was t... Read more

Handstand CHALLENGE!

Thursday, May 19, 2011      6 comments

As I mentioned yesterday, I did a handstand in my backyard for the first time in years! I did about 10 yesterday and another 15 today. I feel like such a kid! (And I'm over 40...) I want to challenge all of you out there to try a HANDSTAND ... Read more

No Hip Pain! and, working out on my own!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I had my bike refitted and a flat tire fixed. Well, it went flat again almost immediately! (After 1 mile.) I honestly don't know if something was wrong with the tube, or I ran over some glass (again?), but they fixed my tire again toda... Read more

Picking Up the Pace! (& looking for half marathon plan)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      10 comments

Tonight I ran almost 3.5 miles in 40 minutes. That's an 11:58 pace. Anything under 12 minutes is great for me. But, the best part was my intervals. For 30 minutes, I ran 2 minutes and walked 1 minute...just like I did a week ago. Last week,... Read more

Getting Faster!

Monday, May 16, 2011      10 comments

Yes, I'm wanting to 'get faster' in my runs. But, this about withIN a long run. I just seem to start out slow and then get faster! I guess a few times I've started out too fast, but usually I tend to get faster & faster. Here's an example: ... Read more

Virtual Half???

Sunday, May 15, 2011      8 comments

On Thursday, my workout was cancelled as my daughter's swim practice was cancelled when some rain & cool winds blew through. So, I ended up running on Friday during her practice instead. While Tuesday-Thursday practices are at 7 pm, Friday pract... Read more

CrossFit... A Humbling Experience (w/photos)

Thursday, May 12, 2011      18 comments

I finally tried CrossFit yesterday and my daughter tried the kids' program. She loved it! I am a little unsure right now. Our warmup was on the rowing machine. We had to take turns as there were 7 rowers and about 21 people. This was an unu... Read more

Just 2 More

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      7 comments

The scale moved down this morning. emoticon I really don't understand it as I've taken most of the past week off (e... Read more

Running Again!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      13 comments

I went running tonight. I am so proud of myself! It was about 90 degrees today and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make myself run. But, I did! Actually, I took off 2 days before my triathlon, then had the triathlon, and then have ... Read more

I'm a SparkPeople Motivator!!! Thank YOU!!

Monday, May 09, 2011      20 comments

When I got home from my triathlon on Saturday, I had an email from SparkPeople. It said I had been voted as a SparkPeople Motivator!!! I'm humbled... and amazed... and thrilled! How could I have done what I've done in the past year without ... Read more

1st Tri with Open Water Swim... SUCCESS!!! (long...with photos!)

Saturday, May 07, 2011      21 comments

I did it! It has been a hard week, especially since the OWS (Open Water Swim) clinic last weekend when I had a panic attack. I've worried & worried about the OWS portion of this week's tri... and I did it!!! I also worried about coming in last i... Read more

Putting Together a Schedule

Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

With my daughter away at a birthday party & my husband at work, I've had time on my hand this afternoon. That's RARE, and I'm enjoying it! So, on the eve of my sprint triathlon, I am busy planning & dreaming of races to come! Here's a basic outl... Read more

Peace

Friday, May 06, 2011      4 comments

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds.-Philippians 4:6&7 WILDFL... Read more

I'm SCARED!!!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      19 comments

I am trying to do some positive mental talk, but I'm just SCARED!!! My sprint triathlon is in 2 days... with my first open water swim. I did the 1st timers clinic on Sunday, had a panic attack, tried again & succeeded. But, the water was CO... Read more

What Next???

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      14 comments

I know I have 2 big events coming up - sprint tri #2 on Saturday (gulp!) and half marathon #2 4 weeks later. But, I'm already trying to decide...what next??? You see, I'm not sure what I want to focus on. Read more


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