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My Bike

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      8 comments

That's what my bike looks like only the handle bars are raised up to be level with the seat (or perhaps the seat is dropped to handle bar height). :)... Read more

A Bike Named Nancy

Monday, January 31, 2011      8 comments

I hit a key milestone in my triathlon training this weekend. I finally bought my road bike for the race. I've been riding a townbike for years and it's a great bike, but honestly it can't do hills. I need to be able to ride hills for my training... Read more

Pushing the Intensity

Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

For years, I've been working on the messages I give myself, and because of that, I've learned to pay attention to the messages I'm giving myself. I'm finding the messages are changing again. Over the last week, I've had a new one growing. I... Read more

Thinking Through This Morning's Body Composition Test and Its Results

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      3 comments

This morning I had my 2nd body composition test done. This is the summary from my trainer. *** You have lost 15 pounds and 1.39% body fat, and improved your density by 0.0031. Great job! 7/2010 results total weight = 179 densi... Read more

My 12 Year Old's Notions about Runners

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      2 comments

The brain is so full, I may do two blog posts today. First one, comparatively easier one, is about my 12 year old son's perceptions of runners. Yesterday at school the kids ran for 12 minutes at the track to see how many laps they could do.... Read more

Fitness Plan for This Week (Edited to show what really happened)

Monday, January 24, 2011      3 comments

Monday: 35 minute swim DONE Tuesday: 1 hour strength train, 3 mile run (ST, only 2 mile run) Wednesday: 40 minute swim, bike to and from pool (plus 40 minute hike) Thursday: run (only 3/4 mile…) Friday: 75 minute hike, 1 hour strength tr... Read more

Calorie Differentials and Hunger (with a capital H)

Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

By lunchtime today, I was just about crying hungry, just desperately hungry, and I ended up eating a much larger lunch than usual. Now I'm looking at my calorie differentia... Read more

Measuring Change

Friday, January 21, 2011      7 comments

July 31, 2008 200 pounds (I lost 8 pounds before joining SP, making my high point 208). 38" waist 45" hips Today 164 pounds 31.5" waist 40.75" hips I took a year off from SP (2009 to last July), and I gained about 20 back,... Read more

CrossFit Workout

Friday, January 21, 2011      5 comments

500 meter row 16K kettlebell high pull deadlifts x 12 8 laps farmers' walk, each hand holding 12k kettlebell 12k kettlebell swing x3 and 3 push ups (repeat both x 5) full set x 5 you know when athletes talk about leaving it al... Read more

Surprised to Find I Lost Weight! (plus a road bike)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      8 comments

It's good to keep a journal for many reasons. I thought I hadn't really lost any weight in the last year, that my weight had basically stayed the same. Today I looked at my weight log here at SP, and I've lost 13 pounds or so since July. Hmmm, 1... Read more

Elephant Seals and My Body Image

Saturday, January 15, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday the kids had no school in the afternoon, and I was able to get 4 tickets to visit Ano Nuevo State Park, so we could see the elephant seals. I haven't been since I was a kid, and I remember it as a pretty powerful experience despite hav... Read more


Wednesday, January 12, 2011      8 comments

In one of my sparkteams, we're having a big conversation about the messages we give ourselves, and that reminded me of this that I created last spring. I've worked hard to change the messages I give myself, and creating art has been one way I'v... Read more

Kick Turns and Swim Drills

Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

I've been looking at online swim programs where they give you videos to watch and drills to do. Haven't put any money down, but the first video I could view and it showed kick turns. Kick turns I've always figured were really hard and an advance... Read more

Swimming and Body Image Processing

Friday, January 07, 2011      6 comments

I swam 3 times this week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. It feels like my body is finally starting to get the hang of swimming. I'm learning to really kick from the hip more (though I haven't been able to integrate that in with arm strokes yet... Read more

Great Discussion About SparkFriends

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      3 comments
al.asp?blog_id=3892412 I'm finding Raylinstephen's blog today to be sparking some really good conversation and thought I'd share it here.... Read more

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