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Tune Up Time

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      5 comments

When I was in 6th grade, I rolled over the front of my bike hitting the large vertebrate where the neck hits the back, and it was out of alignment for years. Now it's generally where it should be, but it is deformed from being in the wrong place... Read more

Hard To Beat (another Art Piece)

Friday, March 25, 2011      3 comments

Looking through the inspirational quotes here in the Motivation section, I came upon this one today, and it sparked this. To see this image larger, here's a link. ... Read more

My Before Photo

Thursday, March 24, 2011      16 comments

Why someone thought to give me this photo in the last few months, I'm not really sure. It was taken 3 years ago, and good golly it sure is an unpleasant shot of me. I guess whoever gave it to me just figured she didn't want it, so she passed it ... Read more

You Might Be Overtraining If...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      12 comments

You might be overtraining if *you become progressively more exhausted as your training progresses *you're too tired to stretch after your workouts or even to cook dinner *your 9 year old is complaining you're going to bed the same time h... Read more

Even if You're on the Right Track...

Monday, March 14, 2011      6 comments

This quote has been percolating in my brain for a bit. Lorie Davison's Prince of the City kit and Suzanne Walker's font Cheeseburger in Paradise fleshed out my thoughts. ... Read more

FIFTY POUNDS!

Thursday, March 10, 2011      24 comments

As of this morning I've lost 50 pounds. Sweet, sweet, sweet! I am not a fast loser, but I've learned to be thankful for that. If I'd lost the weight fast, I wouldn't have worked through all the emotional and spiritual issues related to my eating... Read more

Updating Me Right Now

Tuesday, March 08, 2011      7 comments

I'm in my 2nd week of team triathlon training. My 4th morning of being at the pool at 5:30AM. I'm still groggy when I wake up, but I've got the rhythm down of getting dressed and out the door. Today's swim time was great. We have somewhere... Read more

Crushin' on a new Tea

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      6 comments

I love drinking tea, but I am picky. I adored a celestial seasonings chai tea, but they discontinued it, and I don't like their current chai. Finally I found this one at whole foods. www.amazon.com/Zhenas-Gy
psy-Tea-Coconut-Organic/... Read more

First Swim Team Practice

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

My alarm clock went off at 5:05. Dark outside and very groggy. I kept wondering if a taxi was coming to take me to the airport because that's my only past reason for being up this early. I pulled on my swimsuit, workout pants and a sweatjacket p... Read more

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.
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

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


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