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50 Reasons I Want to Do a Triathlon and Start My Own Triathlon Team

Saturday, October 02, 2010      2 comments

1. I already like running a 5k 2. Biking has gotten more fun for me 3. I don't want to let swimming prevent me from doing something. 4. Just because 25 years ago I decided I hate swimming, I want to give it a good trial to see if my body c... Read more

The Scale and Me

Friday, October 01, 2010      4 comments

I'm a daily weigher, and for me that's a good thing. Several years ago I did Weight Watchers and I got way obsessed with the scale and that weekly weigh in. I even took laxatives wanting to get the lowest number. And guess what? The weight didn'... Read more

2011 Goal: Sprint Triathlon

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      3 comments

I've been thinking over the last couple weeks that I needed to start thinking about some physical goals for 2011. I was casually toying with the idea of a sprint triathlon (400 m swim, 11 mile bike ride, 5k run), and then I found out a girlfrien... Read more

Vacation Plateau Broken

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      7 comments

When I go away on a vacation, and I get all that added salt from vacation food plus the disruption to my normal routine of eating and exercising, I go into a plateau. Typically with my weight going up about 4 or 5 pounds. So over the next week o... Read more

Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      7 comments

My newest happy snack. 4 deliciously fresh small figs each sliced gently in half. 1 ounce soft goat cheese softened for about 10 seconds in the microwave. One fig slice at a time, smear a little goat cheese on it. Eat, savor. Repeat ... Read more

Our New Kittens

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      11 comments

These sweet 8 week old brothers moved into our laundry room this afternoon. A friend had a stray ca... Read more

Fear Will Not Make My Decisions For Me

Sunday, September 05, 2010      10 comments

I am still kind of trembling, but I did it. I just did a redwood canopy ropes course. Do you remember the Ewok village high in the trees in Star Wars? It looked a lot like that. Now something to know about me is I am cross eyed without m... Read more

Conquering Fears at the Gym

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      4 comments

I'm learning to box jump. I can jump 12 inches high no problem, well, except it wipes me out, but I can do it. Thinking of jumping higher intimidates me. I started searching on the net about this today, and I found this great blog on the topic. ... Read more

Patient Trust

Friday, August 27, 2010      8 comments

Patient Trust Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something u... Read more

Thinking about Reaching Goal Weight

Thursday, August 26, 2010      3 comments

I'm not sure how far I am from my goal weight, but it's coming closer. Probably within 20 pounds, not sure exactly because my goal weight I'm basing on my body composition. My goal is 20% body fat. I'll be rechecking that when I get to 158 which... Read more

Cool Athletic Top

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      4 comments

I've been wishing for cool looking work out clothes. Currently I'm crushing on this top. I'm not sure if I'm small enough for it sizewise, but dang I want it. My measurements fit within the size range, but I'm not sure how comfy I'd feel now in ... Read more

Big Dog

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      2 comments

About a year and a half ago, I saw a woman exercising with kettle bells, and she looked so darned cool because she was doing one arm kettle bell swings. I remember thinking that someday I wanted to be able to do that. I mentioned it to my traine... Read more

My First 5K Race!

Saturday, August 21, 2010      13 comments

Even though I knew this was a very small race (300 for the 10K and 150 for the 5K), I opted to arrive an hour in advance per many race recommendations. It was good, too. when I walked on the field where the vendors were, I felt my asthma trigger... Read more

Final prep for my 5k tomorrow

Friday, August 20, 2010      6 comments

Tomorrow I'm running my first 5K. I'm gathering all I need to bring with me. race tshirt (cut a vertical line at the top because I prefer to run with a scoop or V-neck top on) and bib already pinned on front capri running pants (thou... Read more

Hmmm, comfort eating. Thought I was done with that.

Thursday, August 19, 2010      5 comments

The boys and I just got back from running a bunch of errands including having to go to Walmart to get some of their back-to-school supplies. That place way overwhelms me. The aisles were crowded with customers, their staff were beep-beeping with... Read more


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