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I find it rather odd that I can spend hours each week running and biking and being quite happy with my thighs and what they're able to accomplish, but I spend two days on vacation at the pool with a petite family friend and I feel like a blob.
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I'm at my pre-holiday weight, so that's pretty encouraging. It would be a little nicer if I'd actually lose a pound or two, but I know it'll happen in time, so I'm trying to be patient.
I've started getting warmed up for my triathlon traini... Read more
December should be interesting! My biggest issue is going to be making sure I get in all my workouts around the holidays. I'd love to lose a few pounds this month, but if I maintain, that'll be great.
I've had in the back of my head that ... Read more
Setting my November goals seemed to be a lot harder than I anticipated. I'm still not sure that this is the final version, but it's a start.
I made a tally chart that has a total of 40 activities that I need to finish in November. I'll do... Read more
Well, now that my half-marathon is a thing of the past, I’m looking to 2010 and setting some new goals. The two things that have caught my eye so far are the “Indy Mini”, a half-marathon in the spring, and a half-Ironman in Sandusky, OH next Se... Read more
I'm keeping October simple.
1.) Log 500 minutes of cardio each week. Not walk around the neighborhood cardio, but in my HRZ, working hard cardio.
2.) Plan my workouts in advance and stick to it.
3.) Include one day of swimming laps, on... Read more
1/2 Marathon finished!
Thanks to everyone that supported me as I worked toward my 1/2 Marathon goal. It was yesterday, and I finished in 2:44.15, 45 seconds faster than my goal time.
I'm trying to figure out what my next goal is going to be. I'm finding that ... Read more
1/2 Marathon Training Update
My training has been going pretty great. I was starting to beat myself up for not keeping up with the blogs, but I've decided that I don't care that I didn't keep up with them. They were my way to hold myself accountable back when I was strugg... Read more
1/2 Marathon Training Week 3
July 5 - July 11
This week is a little crazy as far as scheduling goes. We'll see what happens.
Mon-off (didn't feel well)
Tue- 2.15 miles
Thurs- 3.2 miles
Fri- 5.5 miles
Sat- 5 miles scheduled
This wee... Read more
1/2 Marathon Training Week 2
June 28-July 4
This week should be around 15.5. My training schedule allows for between 11-16 miles, so that should work out pretty well.
Sun-off (3 mile casual walk - not counted in total)
Mon-3.1 miles (also 30 min on eliptical)
Tu... Read more
1/2 Marathon Training Week 1
I started training for the Fort 4 Fitness 1/2 Marathon last week. I didn't decide to log my miles on SparkPeople until this week, so this entry is a recap.
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It was SO hot today to be running outside, but I've been trying to do more mileage outdoors when I can. There are days that I'm stuck on a treadmill or the indoor track, so I need to take advantage of the variety when I can.
Today's distra... Read more
I have to admit that I only drug my butt to the pool last week because I put on my blog that I would do it. I stayed in for exactly the one hour that I promised, and I hustled to make sure I hit the 3,000 yard mark before that hour passed. I j... Read more
Goals for this week
OK - Someone suggested I put my plans for the week on my blog, out there for everyone to see. Here goes...
1 day of swimming (minimum of 60 minutes, 3000 yards) DONE
1 day of running/jogging (aiming for 2 miles before my first walking ... Read more
T.J.'s Vegan Pad Thai w/ Tofu
We went to Trader Joe's on Sunday. I absolutely love a few foods from Trader Joe's that you just can't get anywhere else. We, unfortunately, now live about two hours from the closest store. When our last trip took us within about 15 minutes o... Read more