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First Triathlon Transition Practice Report
Saturday, April 16, 2011      7 comments

Major takeaways: Don't get aggressive and have to be the front runner. I did that for the first 50 meters of the swim for my lane, and then I realized/remembered I still had a lot of swimming ahead of me (we swam 20 minutes straight I think). ... Read more
Thursday, April 14, 2011      2 comments

The quote section here inspires me to create. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/quotes.asp Birds and background paper from various digital kits by Lo... Read more
Quick Yummy Smoothie That's Nourishing, Too
Thursday, March 31, 2011      9 comments

A nice quenching recharge after my bike ride! 1/3 cup Allwhites egg whites 1/2 cup nonfat milk 100 grams spinach 3/4 cup frozen peaches 1/2-1 teaspoon instant coffee Blend well, and drink it in a very large cup. 151 Calori... Read more
Newbie Road Biker Report
Thursday, March 31, 2011      8 comments

I am still such a noob for riding my road bike. Just thinking through the steps takes some brain power still; I'm looking forward to having it all natural. Bike shorts CHECK (first time wearing them instead of capris) Bike top CHECK (stil... Read more
Online Inspiration
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      3 comments

other-weightloss-blog ... Read more
Tune Up Time
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      5 comments

When I was in 6th grade, I rolled over the front of my bike hitting the large vertebrate where the neck hits the back, and it was out of alignment for years. Now it's generally where it should be, but it is deformed from being in the wrong place... Read more
Hard To Beat (another Art Piece)
Friday, March 25, 2011      3 comments

Looking through the inspirational quotes here in the Motivation section, I came upon this one today, and it sparked this. To see this image larger, here's a link. ... Read more
My Before Photo
Thursday, March 24, 2011      16 comments

Why someone thought to give me this photo in the last few months, I'm not really sure. It was taken 3 years ago, and good golly it sure is an unpleasant shot of me. I guess whoever gave it to me just figured she didn't want it, so she passed it ... Read more
You Might Be Overtraining If...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      12 comments

You might be overtraining if *you become progressively more exhausted as your training progresses *you're too tired to stretch after your workouts or even to cook dinner *your 9 year old is complaining you're going to bed the same time h... Read more
Even if You're on the Right Track...
Monday, March 14, 2011      6 comments

This quote has been percolating in my brain for a bit. Lorie Davison's Prince of the City kit and Suzanne Walker's font Cheeseburger in Paradise fleshed out my thoughts. ... Read more
Thursday, March 10, 2011      24 comments

As of this morning I've lost 50 pounds. Sweet, sweet, sweet! I am not a fast loser, but I've learned to be thankful for that. If I'd lost the weight fast, I wouldn't have worked through all the emotional and spiritual issues related to my eating... Read more
Updating Me Right Now
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      7 comments

I'm in my 2nd week of team triathlon training. My 4th morning of being at the pool at 5:30AM. I'm still groggy when I wake up, but I've got the rhythm down of getting dressed and out the door. Today's swim time was great. We have somewhere... Read more
Crushin' on a new Tea
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      6 comments

I love drinking tea, but I am picky. I adored a celestial seasonings chai tea, but they discontinued it, and I don't like their current chai. Finally I found this one at whole foods. www.amazon.com/Zhenas-Gy
psy-Tea-Coconut-Organic/... Read more
First Swim Team Practice
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

My alarm clock went off at 5:05. Dark outside and very groggy. I kept wondering if a taxi was coming to take me to the airport because that's my only past reason for being up this early. I pulled on my swimsuit, workout pants and a sweatjacket p... Read more
I Joined a Triathlon Team!
Monday, February 28, 2011      8 comments

Tomorrow morning our YMCA "new to triathlon" team starts, and I'm now officially part of it! This has been a big part of my tri plan, and tomorrow it starts in earnest. And, boy, does it start in earnest. We're to be at the pool at FIVE THI... Read more

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