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12/16/10 - I must be a "triathlete!"

Thursday, December 16, 2010      7 comments

Really... I must be because today I received a card in the mail saying my friend sent me a subscription to Triathlete magazine as a Christmas gift. But, what would make me a triathlete? OK -I did complete my first triathlon this Septembe... Read more

12/15/10- December Goals/Reiew of November Goals...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010      4 comments

OK....I know I am two weeks into December...better late than never December Goals: 1. Cardio 3 x week with one time being a run (outdoors or at YMCA) 3. Swim 1 X week. 4. Try at least 1 new classes at the YMCA (yoga, strengt... Read more

I am thankful for....

Thursday, November 25, 2010      4 comments

As tomorrow is Thanksgiving, it is a nice time to stop and reflect. I really have so much to be thankful for, it is hard to narrow it down. I am thankful for my family. I have a great husband and 2 sons. I am happy my boys like to swim and... Read more

October Review/November Goals

Sunday, October 31, 2010      3 comments

November Goals 1. Ride bike 1 x week outside - until it snows or becomes too cold (then switch to indoor cardio at YMCA) 2. Run 1 x week outside - until it snows or becomes too cold (then switch to treadmill at YMCA) 3. Swim 1 X wee... Read more

September Review/ October Goals

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      1 comments

September Review 1. Completed first triathlon. 2. Bought a new road bike. 3. Continued to run. 4. Stuck at weight plateau - the scale won't budge! (weight between 151-153 lbs.) October Goals 1. Ride bike 1... Read more

I bought a road bike!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      3 comments

I had become quite obsessed with the idea of a new road bike following my first TRI (completed on a mountain bike). I visited the local bike shops and tried out new entry-level road bikes. I decided on a road bike as opposed to a TRI bike. I fo... Read more

Notes to self * Read before my next triathlon*

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      4 comments

OK..... so now that I can't stop thinking about my recent triathlon. While it is fresh in my mind I thought I would write some reflections and suggestions for my next TRI. I will do the same event next September. 1. Be confident in the swi... Read more

I did it! My first TRI completed (despite panic and loneliness!)

Sunday, September 12, 2010      15 comments

I did it! I actually finished my first TRI. I did not have an impressive finish time, but I did the whole thing. I was so nervous about the swim and I really let my anxiety get the better of me. Right before the swim, I panicked. I went ... Read more

I registered for my 1st sprint triathalon (Yikes!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      1 comments

I actually did it. I have been training all summer for this triathlon and I have now committed to do this by registering. Last May the school I work at started advertising and encouraging families and employees to participate. The triathlon is ... Read more

Back from vacation....back to reality

Sunday, August 08, 2010      1 comments

I had an amazingly relaxing vacation in Playa del Caren, Mexico last week. In fact, I relaxed a little too much. And, have gained 3 lbs. Now, it is time to get back on track. Vacation successes -- 1. Had a great time! 2. Woke up earl... Read more

I am now under 150 lbs!

Friday, July 02, 2010      3 comments

Wow! I lost 4 lbs over the past 2 weeks. I guess working 18 hour days with no time to snack really helps with weight loss. The weight loss was just a bonus. I had an amazing experience working (again) as a camp nurse at a summer camp for ... Read more

The challenges June will bring me

Monday, June 14, 2010      0 comments

June is going to bring new challenges. My schedule will change significantly. I am out of work for the summer starting this Thursday (I work in a school). On Sunday I start work as a camp nurse at an overnight camp for teens and adults wit... Read more

Oh no! Am I losing my "spark?"

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      2 comments

I am not doing so well with my "spark" this last week. I have not been making time to exercise. I really miss the routine I had started with running 3 times/week. But, I can't seem to make time to run until it is late. Last night I finally fini... Read more

My camping plan

Thursday, May 27, 2010      2 comments

I am going camping this weekend and will be away from my computer (and Spark people). To keep from ruining all of my hard work, I have a plan. 1. I have already bought most of the groceries and I included fresh fruits & veggies. I bought ... Read more

My first 5K accomplished!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      3 comments

I did it! I ran at a pace of a little over 11 minutes/mile and finished in 34:31. Out of the 5,000 runners & walkers I placed about 1,500. Especially after my "fall" on Sunday (see last blog entry), I am so proud I finished without stoppin... Read more


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