Saturday, November 03, 2007


Reality has set in and I know I am at the beginning of an experience of a lifetime. When I trained for the marathon, I learned alot about myself and life. This will teach me alot more. I hope use every piece of information and experience from anyone who will share. Hang on for the ride...

Waddling to train for 70.3........................

Friday, November 02, 2007


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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


October's totals:
Bike: 4h 45m
Run: 11h 25m - 41.81 Mi
Swim: 5h 30m
Strength: 1h 25m
Elliptical Training: 20m

Weight Loss = 11.0 lbs.


This morning at 4:50am when my alarm clock went off , I thought the gremlins had changed the time because it was so dark outside. Every clock said the same thing. My team Weight loss class was cancelled tonight because of Trick or Treat. I did not want to skip today so I went to the 5:30am spin class. I don't really care for the instructor so I went to the back and did my own thing. It felt good to have my workout done for the day.

Every year for Halloween we dress up for our patients. Every year the hospitals rules get stricter on what you can do. We always have fun. This year we all had shirts with bats on them that say "BITE ME". Also one of our patients treated us to Pizza for lunch.

Waddling to trick or treat..................

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Tonight on the way home from swim class, I had to stop and buy candy for trick or treat tomorrow. It was a tough job. I was starving after class was over. Standing there in the candy aisle-I could have bought everything in sight. (and eaten most of it before I got home) Our nutrition coach told buy something we did not like and not too much. My problem was at that point in time everything looked amazingly good. I ended up buying small bags of animal crackers. My kids could take them for lunch if left over. I got out of the store as quickly as possible.

I got back home just in time to watch the Biggest Loser. I love this show! It gets me so pumped up. I cannot believe they voted cowboy off. I loved him. This year there is more game playing than ever. I cannot imagine having the opportunity like they have.

Waddling to bed....................

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...............

Sunday, October 28, 2007


You know it's fall when......

  • You go to spin class on Saturday morning and it's almost full
  • You clean out the back of your SUV and take out the bike rack, camelback, and hot weather supplies.
  • Your hubby gets the lawnmower out to grab leaves rather than cut grass.
  • You go out to run on Sunday and wear long tights rather than shorts because there is frost on the ground.
  • You drop your son at the bowling alley for practice rather than the football field.
  • You go your daughter's opening cheer competition for the season.
  • You put on a crock pot of chili.

This is my favorite time of year.

Waddling into fall..............

Sat= Spin- 60 min

Sun = Run -60 min.