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I Joined a Triathlon Team!

Monday, February 28, 2011      8 comments

Tomorrow morning our YMCA "new to triathlon" team starts, and I'm now officially part of it! This has been a big part of my tri plan, and tomorrow it starts in earnest. And, boy, does it start in earnest. We're to be at the pool at FIVE THI... Read more

5K Running Thoughts

Sunday, February 27, 2011      7 comments

Since I ran a 5K at a 10 min/mile pace last week, I'm thinking more on pushing my time. I will certainly be integrating treadmill running in more as a tool now. Today I got curious as to what speed I'd need to reach to run a 5K in less than... Read more

Exploding Limits Continued (Thanks, RobbieMarie)

Friday, February 25, 2011      2 comments

ROBBIEMARIE'S comment on my last blog somehow jogged this little art piece loose in me. To see larger, click the link. i117.photobucket.com/alb
ums/o41/karen4... Read more

What I See and Feel

Friday, February 25, 2011      5 comments

When I lean my head on my hand, my cheekbone and jaw are more pronounced. I can feel I'm losing weight. When I look at myself in the mirror, my torso seems longer, my bust higher on my chest. My weight lifting is changing my posture and res... Read more

What's My 6-Word Success Story?

Monday, February 21, 2011      7 comments

I liked today's Daily Spark challenge. www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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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, i117.photobucket.com/alb
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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


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