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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
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
My Daughter Can, Too!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      4 comments

It is supposed to rain tomorrow. A lot. So, I was fretting about how to get in my run. I decided I really needed to go ahead and join a gym. I've been doing a lot of research on gym memberships. I've belonged to 4 different ones over the p... Read more

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