After my first sprint triathlon on Saturday, I didn't have the feeling of being a "beast" the way I normally do after running a half or even a reall... Read more
"You look like a swimmer"
Those five words from the stranger at the Y were a godsend after 15 not so great laps.
My thoughts the entire time were pretty much "I hate this, I hate this, I really hate this. I used to hate running too, but not like this. At least I don... Read more
Rocketchix Triathlon Swim Clinic
I decided 3 years ago that I wanted start participating in triathlons. This is finally the year I'm going to be able to do it. July 25, 2015.
I went to my first swim clinic today.
In that short hour, I learned a lot more than I expect... Read more
350 M Without Stopping!
I swam 3500 m without stopping today. I alternated between the breaststroke and the backstory after the first 100, but still. That amounts to 200m breaststroke and 150 backstroke. Only 6 weeks until my first triathlon!... Read more
Today is Day 1...
...of training for the July 25, 2015 Rocketchix Triathlon. I wasn't able to do it last year because of my weak swimming skills. However, I'm determined to do it this time no matter what. It's been 6 months since I've had a regular workout or mea... Read more
I Swam 100M Today...
...without stopping. That's still a way from the 300 I need to do in order to complete my first triathlon at the end of September. Nevertheless, I'm extremely pleased with myself. I probably could have done it before now, but I'm not always one ... Read more
Fitness Minutes Goal Reached!
Last Tuesday, I reached my yearly fitness minutes goal. 15,600. Time for a new one!
Over 6,000 of those minutes were put in during June and July. The last 2 months of workouts have been a struggle. Getting up at 6AM five days a week, when ... Read more
I Was So Distracted...
"I was so distracted looking at how beautiful you are that I forgot my yoga stuff." That's what I heard a woman say today when she came back into the locker room at the Y.
I didn't look up, so I'm not 100% sure she was talking to me, but I... Read more
I Won't Start, But I Will Finish
A run in the rain that is. It's been a while since I've encountered one. Today's was a little under 2 miles, but it was still truly exhilarating.... Read more
Days With _______ and Half Full
At the end of May, I eliminated the unhealthy behaviors I justified indulging in because of first-year teacher stress. I’ve been keeping mental notes about the numbers of days I’ve gone without certain things in my life. Today, I decided to reco... Read more
The Only Thing Worse...
than a workout so hard it makes me feel like I'm going to die is a workout so easy it makes me feel like I wasted my time. I had 2 workouts like that today and have been in a bad mood because of them. From now I'll lift weights when I can't make... Read more
$25 For 8 Pieces of Fruit...
instead of $5 for candy. They were completely overpriced but totally worth it because oranges are not the only fruit. Guava, passionfruit and pomegranates -- the holy trinity of fruits. I think this just means I'll just have to move to a locale ... Read more
40 Days Alcohol Free
Today marks 40 days of no alcohol . While I've been counting those days, I only just realized that it's the longest I've gone without having alcohol in my system since I started teaching last summer. Don't get me wrong I didn't drink everyday. H... Read more
Spirit Athlete: Eric Moussambani
After mulling over the idea for a few months now, I've committed to incorporating triathlons into my race schedule for several reasons.
1. I think they'll be less damaging on my body.
2. Swimming will allow me to develop upper body strengt... Read more
Exercise Moments of Bliss: This Week's A Summary
I've started to think that recording more of these moments of bliss will be helpful because I can look back at them when I lose motivation. There have been few over the last couple of days, and most seem to have something to do with nature. One ... Read more