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What's My 6-Word Success Story?

Monday, February 21, 2011      7 comments

I liked today's Daily Spark challenge.
success_story Here's what I've created so far. Trying new things -- awkward and exciting! With practice, I can learn... Read more

Personal Records Abound!

Monday, February 21, 2011      5 comments

Since I've been pushing myself with becoming a regular swimming, I've upped my upper body work as well. That probably led to my back problems in January since I am still learning how to stretch my upper body effectively. Last week I got a great ... Read more

The Beauty of Treadmill Running

Friday, February 18, 2011      13 comments

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

Swimming Today

Monday, February 07, 2011      6 comments

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

Art as Attitude!

Saturday, February 05, 2011      5 comments

To see it larger,
ngHammeringCrashing400.jpg The words are straight from my blog a couple da... Read more

Imagine Losing Weight

Saturday, February 05, 2011      6 comments

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

Watch Out 150's!

Thursday, February 03, 2011      5 comments

Smashing, crashing, pounding, hammering, whapping, slamming, demolishing, banging! I'm moving out of the 160's and gunning to destroy the 150's as well!... Read more

Le Yum!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

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

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

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