Saturday, October 20, 2007


Last night was an evening that memories are made of.

It was a beautiful fall evening. Perfect for football. It was the last game of the season. The hometown rivals, North and Central , were playing each other. My son, Bino, plays on the sophomore team as a defensive tackle. We scored a touchdown on the first play and the score was 7-0. That also was the final score of the game. It was so awesome to see him out there on the field. He never has played football before this year. He has grown so much physically and emotionally from the experience. He had a few tears in his eyes when the game ended. I also had a few.

The varsity game was next. I looked down at the students section and saw my daughter Hooch in the front. She has taken the year off from cheerleading to focus on a heavy academic schedule to take her senior year easy. As Bino came out of the locker room, he walked passed the student section where Hooch gave him a hug for a great job. He walked up to my hubby and me in the stands. Then as he walked away, he turned to me and said, "I love you, mom" . That's what memories are made of.

Waddling and remembering............

Saturday : Run - 6 miles

Thursday, October 18, 2007


As I said the other day -all my plans are in pencil. Today was a classic .

Work just sucked. My boss has been in Florida with her sick father and today found out he has lung cancer. The prognosis is poor. When she was 14 , she lost her mom to lung cancer. Now to face it again. My heart ached for her.

I am facilitator for a Y-me breast cancer support group. Mid-morning I received a call that a special lady that I am close to has Brain metastisis. Prognosis is bad. When she came in, we both cried and she told me that she was ok with what was happening and I should be too.

When I finally got home, Bino ran in from football practice and reminded me I had a parent meeting for the bowling team which is having tryouts next week.

After getting home from the meeting, I was mentally exhausted. The swim workout plannned was not happening.

Waddling to watch the Cleveland Indians ..........

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Tonight at swim class, we learned the backstoke. My freestyle is still not quite there. Coach wanted to give us something different to keep us motivated and we did some laps. It was a good workout.

My legs were still tired from Team Weight loss from last night. We were pushed for an hour on the treadmill. Coach took our incline up to 10 and gave us 10 lb. weights.My HR really jumped. I got on the scales and found that I'd lost another 2.5 lbs. Brings me a total of 5 lbs. I hope that I can keep this up.

Waddling to stay motivated and watch Biggest Loser..........

Monday : 60 min. treadmill
Tuesday: 45 min. swim class

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Every year I come up with multiple plans and training ideas. This is part 1a that will last 11 weeks until Jan.1.

Main Goal- Weight loss, good base, improve form, and strength
Monday - Team Weight Loss = 60 min.
Tuesday- Swim Class = 45 min.
Wednesday- Team Weight Loss = 60 min.
Thursday - Run/ Swim = 60 min.
Friday - Team Weight Loss = 60 min.
Saturday - Run = 60-120 min.
Sunday - Spin / Swim = 90 min.

Add 3-4 times of core and strength training.

Disclaimer- as always this plan is written in pencil and edited by personal life.

Waddling with a plan...................

Saturday - Spin = 45 min.

Sunday - Run = 5.5 miles & Swim = 30 min.