Monday, October 29, 2007


Amazingly, I have found alot of motivation. I have worked out the last 10 days in a row. I am finding alot of excitement in preparing to train for a triathlon.

As far as the swimming goes, it is still a work in progress. I was thrilled to hear that they are starting a Master's Swim class at my gym. I had been taking class at another gym which is 30 min. from my house. I am very nervous about it and intimidated by being a newby in the class. It will not stop me now.

As far a my bike, I feel very comfortable. Spinning will help me this winter. When the weather breaks in spring, I know I will ready. I hope to buy a trainer over the winter to get in some extra time.

As far as my running, this is where it all began. My true love. I am slow and will always be slow. But I love to run distance. Keepin a good base will be all important.

Final , but most importantly, to work on my weight. I did weigh myself tonight and since October 1 I have lost 10.5 lbs. I know there is a long way to go but I feel like I am gaining.

I have gotten alot of motivation from the blogs that I have been reading. So many gather it together with a mission. Some are working on speed. Some a new distance. Others like me a triathlon or weight loss. It is a very exciting time.

Waddling to watch IM Lake Placid...............


Vickie said...

Wow! 10.5 pounds! That's huge! I'm sure many of us would like to lose 10 pounds. As for the masters class. Go for it. It WILL be hard, no doubt, but it should help you get ahead on the swimming and make you more comfortable in the water under maybe some extreme conditions, which is what you need for triathlon swimming. (not trying to scare you off or anything!)

Irene said...

Nice going! Sounds like everything is falling into place.

21stCenturyMom said...

What a great post! When you said gaining you meant gaining on losing and that is great. Weight lost slowly is weight that can not easily find its way back so congratulations on that!

You will conquer swimming, for sure and masters class is the place to do it. There is nothing but inspiration to work harder in the pool.

I'm so looking forward to your first triathlon race report - an all of your other race reports. Here's to a great off-season!

Dan Seifring said...

That is great keep up all the good work.

GeekGirl said...

I've gotten so far behind on reading blogs - you're an inspiration with your determination and drive! I've gotten so lazy about workouts. Ugh. I need your motivation, got any leftover??

Joe said...

10 days in a row...awesome!!

Great report...keep it up. Glad all the blogging is an encouragement. Quite the cyber-community, isn't it??

RunnerGirl said...

You are so my triathlon soul mate!!!

Runners to start - cyclist by growth - swimmer by neccessity!

I am so excited to be on this journey with you. And I will be at Steelhead cheering you on girl!