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For those of you who feel your running lacks grace
Some days go more like the top picture, for me most are like the bottom, but what matters is that I go out and do it no matter how pretty I look... Read more
Tomorrow I am going to do a test run to see if I have kept myself in good enough shape to do a half marathon in at least a reasonably decent time. While I feel I am in shape enough to complete one, I would feel a bit discourage if I couldn't com... Read more
Today starts the new me!
Today I start tracking toward my weight goal no more excuses why I am not at my weight goal moving forward. I will be tracking, probably won't make it online until Sunday though since I will be enjoying the wilderness so unless the campground ha... Read more
This is my plan to get to a more desirable Half Iron triathlon weight.
-Log all food in one form or another, I have access to spark on my phone, ipod, computer, and if all else fails pen and paper work.
-30-60 minutes of exercise per day... Read more
Tomorrow will be my 3rd healthy birthday in a row
2009 I had just began P90x and was eating healthy and working out like crazy, I was determined not to spend another birthday fat. 2010 while not at my goal weight I spent this birthday running a marathon (well 3 days after really). 2011 I am go... Read more
Workouts ARE fun!!
I have hit 500 fitness minutes in 5 days, that is super awesome, but the best part is not a single workout has been torture, in fact they have been fun. Running with my dogs on my usual route, biking with my boyfriend 3 days in a row (on my awes... Read more
Not perfect but I'm definitely better
I realized yesterday when I came across an old ID picture while I'm not where I want to be wait and fitness wise I have come a long way. I no longer spend full days doing nothing, I run, kayak, bike etc. I no longer eat like every day is a holid... Read more
A Really Great Day
Today was, well it was darn near perfect. Got home from work at 6 got to bed by 7 and up at 930 ( before the sleep police comment I'm a night shifter who flip flops on my days off. I woke up early so I could get my new bike a 2011 SpecializedDol... Read more
Bike shopping, p90x, and 70.3 fever
I am now totally consumed with doing a 70.3 I have been drooling over bikes I can't afford, signing up for triathlon magazines and websites. I even put in for a bike bike fit a 5 hour drive away. I'm restless right now, so I got out of bed did s... Read more
The Year of The Pig starts today!
Today is the 2 year anniversary of my fitness journey, on Sept 27th 2009 I started a little video series called P90X I completed it in December. Started up round 2 and then decided in February 2010 to start training for the Chicago Marathon. I ... Read more
I'm a triathlete!
Sunday I competed in the Peregrine Charities sprint triathlon Athena division. I didn't get first like I was hoping to, but I did take second. I completed the course in1:54:24, 5 and a half minutes faster than my predicted time of 2 hours and a ... Read more
I'm ready for the race this weekend, but I am mostly looking past this weekend I am ready for that next challenge and the biggest part of that is I am ready to lose the weight. I'm going to do so by getting myself ready for a half iron in august... Read more
It's never too early to start training for the next race.
While an Ironman is definitely in the works for me sometime in the future, post triathlon on Sunday, I am going to bask in the glow of checking off a SPRINT triathlon done, next will be an Olympic and Half Iron depending on some life circumstanc... Read more
Why yes I am STOKED for my first Triathlon.
Today I actually got really pumped, I have been excited but I am just really STOKED! as of today. Mike and I got the bikes ready, and he readied his spaceman Spiff helmet (Calvin and Hobbs fans know) and super fast crazy evil badass racing bike... Read more
2012 marathon/half spark meet up???
Today I had friends that completed their first marathon, first tri and I think I am just as happy for their accomplishments as I am for my own! You all rock!! I'm anxiously awaiting race reports!!
2012 Spark meet up for a Marathon/half mara... Read more