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. Iíve been keeping mental notes about the numbers of days Iíve 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
Today I Saw 129.6 on the Scale...
..but I wasn't standing on it.
The woman who was was about my height, and seeing her made realize that perhaps getting under 130 wouldn't be a good look for me. I know getting under 120 wouldn't because my sister weighs 110 pounds. Despite... Read more
Exercise Moment of Bliss: Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?
With about 1 mile left, I saw a car come to an abrupt halt, a man jump out of the passenger side, and run across the street to pick up and a turtle and place it back next to the lake. Made my day because that turtle is me... in that I am in ever... Read more
Finish Line Motivation and Crescent City Classic 10K
I've convinced myself that I don't care that there's never anyone waiting for me at the finish line of a race. (My sister came to my first one, but never returned because I kind of lost my head on her...)
However, both my sister and mother... Read more
Bridge Run #1
I meant to write something about it on Saturday, but I passed out as soon as I got home.
I woke up sick that morning and had only gotten 3 hours of sleep. As I stood... Read more
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