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I've been a Road Biker for 6 months now!

Saturday, August 06, 2011      11 comments

My left foot can now get itself into and out of the bike pedal clip/cage pretty naturally. Biking on the expressway seems normal rather than thrilling. Going across freeway onramps and offramps makes me focus but it doesn't freak me out any... Read more

July 26 to August 3rd Vacation Exercise Summary

Thursday, August 04, 2011      6 comments

July 26 Fly from west coast to NYC July 27 Run 3 miles in Central Park July 28 7 mile run in Central Park (planned on 5 or 6, but I got a little turned around in there) July 29 Train to upstate New York. Played at a water park there for an... Read more

July Report, August Goals, and Some Thoughts on Body Image

Thursday, August 04, 2011      4 comments

JULY FITNESS REPORT 1864 fitness minutes (cardio and ST combined) 23 days of workouts Ah WOO! AUGUST PLAN Keep up the regular strength training and the triathlon training with the team. End of August, kick up my running per the half... Read more

3 Years Sparking

Monday, July 25, 2011      10 comments

I think the official 3 year mark is a couple days from now, but I'll be away then. A whole lot of life changes. Exercise has been a key part of the weight loss. I've become... Read more

Me Looking at a Photo from Early July

Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

I finally downloaded the photos on my camera to my computer. This photo is from the 4th of July 5k my boys and I ran a few weeks ago. My husband got this photo near the end... Read more

Proof I'm Taking Care of Me!

Saturday, July 23, 2011      7 comments

* Over 700 minutes of exercise this week! Here's my damp cap from my 5 mile run this AM. * Logged my bike rides and runs on MapMyRun. It stopped tracking my run about a mile... Read more

Planning for a Half Marathon

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      13 comments

Today I heard about the Big Sur Half Marathon, and when I went to the website to check it out, I got all excited. It looks to be a desperately beautiful run, and it's flat flat flat. What could be a better first half marathon? www.b... Read more

Life Lessons

Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments -things-my-parents-didnt-t each-me/ Reading this blog inspired this list. 1. Fear does not make decisions for me. 2. Doing new things is awkward. That's normal. 3. Before 40, I could get away... Read more

My 1 mile Swim

Friday, July 08, 2011      8 comments

I am a very slow swimmer. Competitively I'm not going to be the woman to watch. If you're looking for speed and power, look somewhere else. I am however a swimmer, and I can now claim to have swum an open water mile! Last night the reservoi... Read more

Swimming to Big Rock

Thursday, July 07, 2011      6 comments

I went to the reservoir where I'll be doing a mile swim tonight. I'd been psyching myself out, so I needed to see where we'd be swimming to help get a grip on things. It was beautiful. Only a couple rangers, a guy fishing optimistically for... Read more

Freaking Vs. Visualising

Thursday, July 07, 2011      5 comments

I realize I've been headtripping myself. I'm taking on a big swim tonight, a mile in a reservoir. It's about twice the distance I swam in the triathlon last month. And yes, my tri swim last month was hard and I couldn't swim it on my belly. And... Read more

Cool Blog Post on Life and Being Uncomfortable

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments
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My Boys' First 5K Race

Monday, July 04, 2011      5 comments

my boys ran their first 5k today. my 12 year old took off and did just fine, even coming in 4th for his age group. my 10 year old bolted hard at the start, and 3 minutes in the race was already whipping him. i stayed right with him and we d... Read more

Fear Still Doesn't Make My Choices

Thursday, June 30, 2011      4 comments

Last year I spent a lot of time working on the proper place of fear in my life. Fear used to make my decisions for me, and over time I've come to the reverse position. Now if something scares me or my kids, then usually we have to do that someth... Read more

Teddy Roosevelt Inspiring Quote

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      5 comments

(One of my swim coaches shared this quote with the team) It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is ... Read more

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