Thursday, September 13, 2007


I spent last night with my head in a bowl of water. Not my whole head but just my face. I took the suggestion to get a large bowl of water and set it on the counter and practiced breathing and turning my head. My son wanted to take a picture with his camera phone because no one would believe him. NO WAY! I think I've got the hang of it a little bit. But I will not give up. I have to get this to do a triathlon.

Tomorrow , I am leaving for Ohio for the week-end with my daughter Hooch.
I am going to my dad's house to stay and running the USAF Half marathon on Saturday. I love this race! You start at the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson ans it is a lovely bu hilly course on the base. Military from all over the world come in to run this. There is also alot of competition between the armed forces. All the water stops are done by the military and the patriotism is unbelievable. The problem this year is that I am totally not trained for a half. Especially on these hills. I plan on doing a 3 run:2 walk ratio (minutes). Enjoy everything and the smile on my 85 year old dad's face when I finish. It will be followed by an evening at one of my cousin's kid's good old country wedding with square dancing. Yee-haw!!!

Waddling to Ohio.....................

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Last night was swim lesson #2. I did not do as well as the first one. We started off by back float and side float with flutter kick-no problem. Then cam the part where you add the breathing to the side float. My childhood swim lessons came back to me in a rush. I can't exhale or blow bubbles into the water. It goes out my mouth but not my nose. Is that stupid or what? I am surprised there is any water left in the pool- I sucked it all down. Besides the breathing we added an arm motion. I defintely need some pool time before next class. Would it be stipid to wear nose plugs until I got better or would it be a bad habit?

Also last night was the season premier of THE BIGGEST LOSER. I love that show and wish I could be on it. I can't wait until nest week when the Black team shows up with Jillian.

Waddling while exhaling.....................

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007


This weekend was a great mix of things.
First , homecoming dress shopping was a huge success. The 3rd dress we tried on was perfect. Can you believe it?? We found shoes and matching jewelery. All completed in 2 hours. It was amazing.

Sunday was Ironman Wisconsin. I am almost becoming obsessed with watching Iroman events. Ironman Live was on my laptop for the entire 17 hours. After the start of the swim, I grabbed my bike to head out for a ride. After fighting with a flat tire for an hour-I was deflated and bagged it.

Congratulations to all those who completed IMMOO especially Iron Wil.

Sunday evening, I went to the gym for a swim. I hate to say swim yet because I am just on my side kicking. I did 8 laps which is 400 meters. I happened to buy the book Total Immersion Swimming and started to read it. It seems like my swim teacher is following the steps exactly. I am looking forward to class # 2 tomorrow evening. Also since I bought ear plugs and a swim cap, I haven't been dizzy anymore.

Swim : 30 min. / 8 laps

Waddling through Monday..........