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
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
*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
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
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
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
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
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