In my quest to become a triathlete I have been watching videos on swimming, transitions, gear, bikes, and tonight videos on the Ironman. I have wanted to do one since I was in high school and tonight I got the bug again and now I am old enough a... Read more
Monday I did a run after I went kayaking, kayaking upstream mind you
. Tuesday was gardening in the morning a... Read more
Yes the bicycle ride across Iowa, looks like I am going to be doing day 7 66.6 miles. My butt is feeling sore already lol!... Read more
FIRST BRICK COMPLETE!!!
After work this morning I hopped on the bicycle and rode 11 miles at a decent speed, need to work on the bike to reach top speed, (I have a whole other set of gears I could be going through but need to fix the shifter). Then I immediately got on... Read more
Not as good as the other day I had moments of brilliance followed by moments of floundering, mostly the floundering was when I was getting tired. I managed 7 100 meter well sprints for the sake of my swimming at this point, but rather slow. I am... Read more
Swimming breakthrough and first real brick coming up.
On Wednesday I had a swimming breakthrough, finally my technique seems to be clicking, I have only had 3 swimming sessions so perhaps I shouldn't make it sound like whew finally. I was just happy to finally figure out what I am doing and being a... Read more
Loving training for a Triathlon
I absolutely love it because its always changing. I still wanna do another marathon but it is so nice to have the variety and not have to stress about 20 milers etc, think I may have found my true athletic calling and Mike says my swimming isn't... Read more
to do a triathlon instead of a marathon. Its a sprint tri 500m swim, 15.8 mi bike and 5k run. The swim is a bit intimidating at this point but I know I can get it done! I now begin training and having a set race/goal is going to help me with my ... Read more
To run a marathon or not run a marathon, I can't stop kicking the idea around, I had decided that I wasn't going to now I am back to I am going to, oh what to do what to do. I just can't decide if I can commit to it this year, I want to but ther... Read more
Back from vacation 8lbs lighter!
That is definitely motivating and I now plan to continue losing using the motivation and the tools/tricks from vacation that helped me lose.
1. I was busy a lot and constantly moving.
2. I ate healthy and didn't mindlessly snack(see number ... Read more
Fit and healthy afternoon
Woke up and got things packed for the trip and enjoyed a breakfast of 2 eggs and a dry piece of homemade wheat bread. When Mike came over we went for an hour bike ride of varying speeds, enjoying some of the local trail. Then it was time for a h... Read more
Bummed but going to make the best of it
Found out today that the Green River is swollen out of its banks and not particularily safe for canoeing, so now its plan b, Arches NP, Canyonlands, NP, Goblin Valley SP, Mesa Verde NP, and any others that come up. Going to be hiking and camping... Read more
Weekend canoe trip recap
Just an overnight trip that started in Cascade, IA and traveled down the N. Fork of the Maquoketafor 23 miles. Day 1 was 8 miles, we got started to the starting point pretty much on time after dropping my car off at the Caven Bridge access. Then... Read more
Canoe weekend and sodium melt down.
I didn't bring much for lunch so I attempted a sandwich from vendo and some pretzels, I knew the pretzels were going to blow the sodium but dang the sandwich put it through the roof, highlighting the need for me to meal plan better and have stuf... Read more
Kayaks are AWESOME!
Spent most of the day yesterday on the lake paddling in the new kayaks boy can you really get cruising and get a good workout. Paddled the entire lake not sure how far but it was also great for seeing wild life. We saw loons, geese (of course), ... Read more