Saturday, January 12, 2008


Today , I went to the gym for a swim workout with no great plan. I thought maybe I would just add some endurance. After my first 2 warmup laps, I realized that my form really stunk. I made up my mind to go back to beginner drills. I don't want to add anymore distance until my form is more solid. Master's swim will begin again in 10 days and I know Coach will help me out alot.

The rest of my day was spent at the bowling alley watching Bino bowl in the conference championship. His team came in second. He had high series with a high game of 234.
It was alot of fun but nerve-wracking watching him. I was exhausted.

Thinking about heading outside to run tomorrow if it's above 30.

Waddling to relax for the evening.............

Swim: 45 min. / 1100m / basic drills

Friday, January 11, 2008


It is finally Friday! This has been the longest week ever. (It is also the first full week that I have worked since the beginning of December).

My workouts have gone great. Today I realized that I am on a streak of 10 days in a row. I have noticed a couple of new aches. The most bothersome is my right ankle on the medial side. When I do not have shoes on, it is very tight and sometimes painful. The other ache is my Rt groin. Nothing major but noticeable. I think I'll play MD and research a diagnosis.

My weekend plan is to Swim on Saturday followed by a longer run on Sunday.

Waddling into the weekend.............................

Spin : 60 min / ave HR = 147

Thursday, January 10, 2008


The week has continued to be crazy. It feel like a full moon in the air. I checked and it's not. Everyone that I talk to feel the same way.

The morning did start out better. I overslept but got up in time to swim 1000m at the pool before work. Best part was completing 400m without stopping. I felt great.

I am toying with the idea of adding one more race to my 2008 season. It is the Chicago Marathon. Although I have run it twice, I feel the race was more of a winner than me. I need to do it one more time. We'll see but nothing definite yet.

Waddling with drooping eyes......

Wednesday = 40 min. = treadmill run
Thursday = 45 min = swim

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

My mother always told me- if you don't have bad days then you would never appreciate the good ones. After today - I definitely will aprreciate a good one.

It started off when I got so wet running into the gym this am in the rain that I could have swam in my clothes. The swim went great. I did 1100m workout focusing on form and doing just drills.

Then came time for work. There is no other way to say it but it sucked. There was one crisis or a problem everywhere that I turned. I felt like a hamster. I was glad when the day came to an end.

The evening was as bad as the day.

The sun will come out tomorrow. Sorry about being whiney.

Waddling to a better day............:)

Monday : Bike trainer / 30 min.
Tuesday: Swim / 1100m form drills

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Just like Chocolates, a 50 degree day in January is irresistible for a run on a Sunday morning. I couldn't believe how warm it was when I went outside. I was going to the gym to run six miles on the treadmill. I changed clothes and headed out. I ended up running 7 miles. I felt so good that I did not take any walk breaks.

When I got home, Bino made a bet he would beat me 2 out of 3 games in bowling. He was giving me 30 pins per game. That also was simply irresistible. He won the first and third game thus getting dinner from his favorite, Chipotle.

Waddling to resist..........

Run : 7 miles / 1:27