Today because of the cold hard rain outside, I arrived early at the gym to get some runtime in on the treadmill. I did my 4 minute warm up, and then I set the pace at 6 miles per hour, and I ran for a mile. Running at this pace felt comfortable ... Read more
I biked to the pool in my swimsuit to make for a fast transition into the pool. I was all set to start swimming in the 25 meter lanes instead of the 17.5 meter lanes when I remembered I was breaking in my new goggles today. I kept to the shorter... Read more
I've been on this journey about 3 years now. Eating better and exercising regularly. I've learned to work through the emotional stuff and to dream/plan great physical challenges. Interestingly somewhere in the last year, I forgot to imagine myse... Read more
I like drinking smoothies. Mine may or may not include things from the freezer. I'm just fine having one at refrigerator temperature. Well, I wanted one just now, but I was out of bananas which are normally what puts the sweet in my smoothies. S... Read more
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
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
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!
total weight = 179
densi... Read more
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
July 31, 2008
200 pounds (I lost 8 pounds before joining SP, making my high point 208).
I took a year off from SP (2009 to last July), and I gained about 20 back,... Read more
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