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
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
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
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
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
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
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu 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