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Furniture Shopping... for Lake House!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      5 comments

Hi, everyone. Yes, we our buying a lake house with some friends! We take possession of it on Friday. We are really excited and can't wait to spend some time out at the lake. The "boys" (our husbands) bought the house, a boat, and 2 jet skis... Read more
Working Out with a Personal Trainer
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      5 comments

I was asked about personal trainers, so I thought I'd share my answer in a post! This is my second time to have a personal trainer (PT). The two experiences have been pretty different. Last time, I was at a gym where they train PTs. I ... Read more
Today's Early Run (5:30 am)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      5 comments

I got up at 5:15 am and was out the door by 5:30. I headed to the Y expecting to see a few cars. I think there were 50-60! Wow! There are a LOT of people who work out early! They have an indoor track that is 1/13th of a mile long. I was run... Read more
"Lazy" Day
Monday, July 19, 2010      2 comments

I had a very slow start to my day. Since my hubby had to leave for work at 6:30, I wasn't able to run. And, I had thought about taking my dd to the park, but it started raining at 7:15. We've gotten a lot of rain the past 2 days! So, I spen... Read more
More Obstacles...
Sunday, July 18, 2010      4 comments

Well, my husband's schedule this week has thrown me a curve. To get in my workouts, I've been getting up at 6 to swim or run before he leaves at 7 or 7:15. Well, he said he has to leave by 6:30 every day this week - and not getting home until 10... Read more
What a Morning
Sunday, July 18, 2010      7 comments

It's Sunday morning and this is supposed to be my Rest Day, but I missed my run yesterday. So, I woke up at 6:20 to go running. And, even in the midst of things falling apart, I had a good start to my day! It started when I got to the park ... Read more
Zumba!
Saturday, July 17, 2010      4 comments

My dd9 and I went to our first zumba class today. It was wonderful! I miss going to classes and was thrilled that my dd could join me for this one. The Y that we joined last week offers two family zumba classes a week - one on Monday night ... Read more
Disappointing Run, but Today I Swam/Ran/Biked!
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

I had to run on a treadmill today. I really don't like running on a treadmill and this is the first time I've done it since starting C25K. Anyway, I forgot my iPod and the PodCast was supposed to help me find my pace. I started walking. Fir... Read more
Books to Tri
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      4 comments

I've been reading books about triathlons the past few weeks, and thought I'd share a little about them. The first one I read was "Your First Triathlon" by Joe Friel. This is a great beginner's book that I'll be reading again as my tri gets ... Read more
Why You Might Want a HRM (heart rate monitor)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      10 comments

I got my HRM yesterday and got to use it for the first time today. First of all, I had a hard time getting it to work, but I finally placed it up higher (really under the base of my sports bra) and it worked! And, boy was I in for some surprises... Read more
Weigh In, Plans, and Breathing While Swimming
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      3 comments

First of all, I had my weekly weigh in this morning. I'm glad the scale is still moving, but I only lost 1/2 pound this week. (Total lost: 6.5 pounds in 6 weeks.) Kind of disappointing, but hopefully next week will be more. As far as workou... Read more
The Weekend
Sunday, July 11, 2010      4 comments

I've had a pretty good weekend. It started with my early morning run on Saturday when I surprised myself by running two 4 minute runs... without passing out! ... Read more
Goodbye Week 3!
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

I am slowly working my way through C25K as I work on my goal to run a 5K. I honestly don't know how so many people do it on schedule, but I know I need to take it at my own pace. I spent 5 weeks on weeks 1, 2, and 3. Today was my 5th day a... Read more
Reviving the Dream
Friday, July 09, 2010      3 comments

I just joined a new SP triathlon group and wrote up a long intro and thought I'd kind of revise it for a blog post. ... Read more
Two Workouts Today
Thursday, July 08, 2010      5 comments

I had 2 long workouts today. The first was at the Y with my daughter for the first time. I was amazed that she kept up with me as I did C25K W3D4! I walked & ran about 1.5 miles. (I need to figure out how to keep track of how many laps I've... Read more

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