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
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
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
I liked today's Daily Spark challenge.
www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=whats_your_6word_ success_story
Here's what I've created so far.
Trying new things -- awkward and exciting!
With practice, I can learn... Read more
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
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