I did some biking and swimming in Maine but precious little running. Walked one day but that was about it.
So this morning, I laced up my sneakers and went for a run. The original plan was 5 miles, but I just couldn't face adding the extra... Read more
On the spur of the moment last week I decided to hitch a ride with my parents to Maine this week for a family vacation. My cousin will be there with her 2 kids that are the same age as mine. Scowhegan is in the middle of the state, no beaches ... Read more
Night before, check fancy TriTraining calendar to see what I should do: 40 min of running.
2 Child interruptions in the middle of the night, still get up a put on spiffy running shorts, industrial jog bra and cheapy men's tank top.
Bring C... Read more
Since hordes of Sparkers (ok, ONE) have been asking:
My elbow is ... ok. No more swelling and it only aches during exercise. I still do not have full use. I've lost some mobility; I cannot straighten or bend it fully. Since I dont have ... Read more
Recently I went to an event with my Mommy Group. SAHParents, you know the one I'm talking about: where the children play in one area and all the grownups dish and drink wine upstairs. (At least if you are lucky to not have a bunch of uptight o... Read more
I have totally fallen in love with MapMyRide.com.
Here's the hilly horror that was the Hunter Mountain Triathlon Bike Course
And here's West Point:
www.mapmyride... Read more
A lot of my traditional exercise outlets are closed to me right now due to elbow issues. Heat closes even more. Its so hot, all you want to do is lay in the pool, right?
I've been water jogging in the pool as a very low impact way to exer... Read more
But only a little bit. (Insert joke about a little bit pregnant here)
"Oh, get clipless pedals" everyone said. "You'll be so much happier. More power, easier on legs...."
So thursday I bicycled 11 miles out to a local shop and bough... Read more
Two days. Child and I both purged. (DH can do his own. He's a big boy.)
8 (EIGHT!) bags of child's clothes.
1 big box (slightly larger than a paper box) overflowing with my stuff.
I was brutal. I tried everything on. ... Read more
I am putting you on notice. We had a lot of excuses last week.
DH was on vacation.
It was too hot.
You were tired from staying out late the night before.
You talk alot of smack about how "Oh, its hard, but everyone c... Read more
1. Are you in reasonable health, free from injury, asthma or any other condition that means serious and strenuous exercise could actually be harmful?
2. Are you capable of doing exercise for 1.5 to 2 hours? Something on the order of a 2 hr ... Read more
"When you hit a bump in the road, its like getting a flat tire on your car. You dont go around to the other 3 tires and put holes in them. You change the tire and get back on the road."
I've heard this quote from many Sparkers, complainin... Read more
I just wanted to lose weight.
Six months ago, JennSwims posted that she did a Personal Tri at her gym and it wasnt too bad. Shortly after DogLady13 also posted about her Personal Tri. As much as I loved Zumba, I was intrigued by the chall... Read more
Ahh. The 5K.18 months ago I did my first, the New Paltz Turkey Trot. I weighed 197 lbs. Every time my foot hit the ground, the floor didnt shake, but my fat definitely jiggled. I could feel the flab-momentum (flab-mentum?) in my joints.
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