Where have I been?
A new job, a new grandchild, and a variety of other things gave me plenty of excuses to have a sedentary lifestyle. For almost 2 years I have been basically a couch potato. I know that has to change.
Where I am at?
I am on a journey to dig out of an overweight and unhealthy hole. It's sort of dark in here but I am beginning to see some glimmers of light. I have met an awesome group of very supportive runners who are helping me climb.
Where do I want to be?
I have set many goals in the past year that I have not achieved which makes digging out even tougher. Now it is time to be realistic. I did survive a 5K in September doing a run/walk. I want to run the entire 5K(short term). 2 long term goals- Marine Corp Marathon and Ragnar Relay.
Waddling on a new journey.......
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Where have I been?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The worst part was the decline of my father's health leading up to his passing in August. I know that he was 90 but he was so full of life. In March, he fell in church and was not found by anyone for hours. That seemed to be the beginning of the end. I was blessed to spend many weekend with him and he was able to take a veterans trip to DC with my son. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him many times.
I did not do any triathlons this year and just felt crappy. Finally, I believe to have found a huge problem with infections around my teeth. This led to having all my teeth removed the week before Christmas and implants put in. Due to a problem encountered, I will be on a soft diet until November of 2013. I so far have lost 11 lbs. and everyday feel an improvement.
Tomorrow, I am of restrictions since the surgery and can begin to work out again. It will be digging out of quite the hole but I have some exciting goals for 2013.
I hope to blog more to make me more accountable.
Waddling quickly out of 2013....
Posted by IronWaddler at 4:33 PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Posted by IronWaddler at 10:22 AM
Friday, June 08, 2012
This weekend we are a sponsor of SheRox women's Tri in Naperville,IL. Because of this, we are able to reach out to many women and encourage their participation in athletics. I love this! Tonight is a meet and greet. 2 hours of wine, appetizers, music, and meet the team. We raise money for the Breast cancer fund and half of the proceeds go to this.
Tomorrow from 10-4 is the Race Expo. We have a tent and spend the day talking to paritcipants, handing out samples, andhave put together a great raffle. we hope to promote our Monday night runs and Wednesday night bike rides. So many newbies are afraid to group activities and we hope to change that.
Sunday is race day! This year for the first time, I am on a relay team. I am doing the bike portion. Scout,my Quintana Roo CD01, is anxious and ready to go! Then I will be at the finish cheering all the women to finish. A lot are doing their first Tri this weekend and it is an inspiring weekend.
Waddling into a great weekend...........
Posted by IronWaddler at 9:46 AM
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I felt bad in the middle of it. The more that I talked about how crazy transition can be the bigger the eyes of the girl on the front row got! I was scaring her. It was not my intent but I wanted to make sure they knew what they were facing in a sprint with 1,000 other women.
They had alot of great questions. I felt like that I learned as much from them as they did from me.
Waddling with a smile.....
Posted by IronWaddler at 7:06 AM
Friday, May 04, 2012
I am more excited about this race than Florida. Florida was more of a whim. IMLOU was the race that gave me the desire to swim and do Iron. SO it is coming full circle.
I had a breakthrough in swim recently and it is starting to click. My times have dropped and I feel like a swimmer. On my bike, I have Scout, my new Quintanaroo CD01. She flies!
I hope to update as training continues.
Waddling to go toward another Iron...........
Posted by IronWaddler at 11:17 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The 2012 year has begun. There are no great expectations for this year just good training and some fun.
January has brought me back to swimming regularly. I really enjoy my Master's in the morning. I have recently done several time trial which showed improvement. The 3 days a week is really paying off.
February took me to Little Rock where I became a certified USAT Level 1 coach. So excited to get up and going with my business TriWaddling.com.
March began with My father turning 90 and some great surprise parties. It ended in Berekely, Ca, at the LUNA Summit which was so awesome. 180 LUNAs from across the country. Wow -so much fun.
April is proving to be a challenging month with my father's health decling and many trips back to Ohio. My Training has been off and on but still happening. I am doing IMLOU this August and it is time to ramp it up.
Waddling toward the season.......
Posted by IronWaddler at 10:57 AM