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3 weeks to the tri!

Monday, July 16, 2012      2 comments

3 more weeks til my triathlon! I'm getting excited. Not nervous excited, though. I feel really well prepared. I've been working my a$$ off this summer. I've actually gained weight, though, and haven't lost any inches. That's pretty frustrating. ... Read more

Training + renovations = OUCH

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      3 comments

Wow, so the past two weeks have been CA-RAZY. Not only have I ramped up my training for the tri, but husband and I have also been renovating our basement. Here is an overview of my last 10 days: Last Monday - 15 mile bike ride with 12... Read more


Tuesday, June 05, 2012      1 comments

"I'm going to succeed, but only because I'm crazy enough to tell myself that I can." I read that on Pinterest today. So true. I have been training kinda crazily, but I'm feeling pretty good. Jan and I went for a 15 mile bike ride yesterday ... Read more

Training, summer, and life

Thursday, May 24, 2012      4 comments

Phew! It's been a busy and stressful couple of weeks! I'm now out of school for the summer and it's amazing how much stress I didn't realize I was under! Since signing up for the triathlon I'd been eating everything in sight - I think that ... Read more

Am I a runner?

Thursday, May 10, 2012      3 comments

Wow, I never thought I'd even be contemplating this question: Am I a runner? Today Jan and I did 25 minutes of running without stopping. That's a big deal in itself, but perhaps the bigger deal was the fact that a) I enjoyed it, and 2)I cou... Read more

I. Am. Sore.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      2 comments

Wow. Yesterday's long bike ride was BRUTAL. We had 18 mph head winds going out - we only made it about 6 miles, and then had to turn around. Add to that the fact that I had Max in the trailer behind me which acts like a parachute, and I was DYIN... Read more

The plan for day 2 of extended weekend

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      1 comments

Well, MIL comes back today. Which means this is the last day "off" I get for 2 more weeks (woe is me... wink) ANYWAY. I woke up at 5am and walked (yes walked!) to pilates this morning. She worked us good and then I walked back. Jan and I sc... Read more

Extra training and a BUSY day!

Monday, May 07, 2012      0 comments

Today was definitely a day of go-go-go! We got up this morning, ate a little breakfast, and by 7:15 we were out for a run with Jan. Running outside is SO DIFFERENT than running on a track! Wow, hills suck. And I was pushing Max in the stroller. ... Read more


Sunday, May 06, 2012      1 comments

I'm PMSsing like a mo right now. NOT helping things.... Read more

Rough week

Sunday, May 06, 2012      1 comments

This was a VERY busy week. Pair that with the anxiety that ensued from signing up for the triathlon and I just couldn't stop eating! Thank goodness I've got 12 more weeks to get THAT out of my system! I am down from last week, but last week I wa... Read more

I'm going to do it.

Monday, April 30, 2012      1 comments

I'm going to do the triathlon. It's August 5th, which gives me 13 weeks to train. There's a sprint distance and an Olympic distance, and I'm going to do the sprint. It's a 1/2 mile (750m) swim, 12 mile (20k) bike ride and 3 mile (5k) run. I was ... Read more

Weigh in and the week ahead

Sunday, April 29, 2012      0 comments

Well, I was up 2.4 today. I attribute it to the swelling around my ribs and general water retention, but it doesn't make me happy. I am trying not to come down too hard on myself considering I can feel myself getting stronger and more fit every ... Read more

Holy crapola!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012      2 comments

I just ran 20 minutes without stopping! I didn't know if I'd be able to do it, it's the 3rd workout of week 5 of C25k. On Thursday, Jan and I did day 2, which is supposed to be a 5 min warmup, 8 min run, 3 min walk, 8 min run, and 5 min cool dow... Read more

I upgraded!

Thursday, April 19, 2012      4 comments

I ran on the TRACK today! This is a big deal to me. Any time in my past I was supposed to be running on a track, I walked. Up until this point, I only ran with distraction - namely Netflix on my nook, which means running on the treadmill. Last w... Read more

Making progress

Monday, April 16, 2012      2 comments

Well, I ended up losing .8 last week which is good. I was kinda hoping for more, but I'll take it. I've been steadily losing about 1 lb per week since I started running. I'm feeling good about that. I don't know if it was my period, lack of... Read more

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