Saturday, February 02, 2008


After the snow yesterday, My longer run had to be inside ont the treadmill. My goal was 7 miles. It was going to be a long time on the treadmill. The entire workout becomes a series of games and bargains. First game is increasing the decreasing the incline for 10 min. Next section , I drop the speed and increase the incline. At 30 min., there is a pit stop break. I opt to change tredmills to the other side of the gym. The next section is alot of speed changes followed by concentrating on form and stride. Finally I keep increasing the speed to end at 6.0 mph.

It felt like I was on the treadmill for hours but it wasn't. I signed up for a May half marathon so I need to get some additional running miles on the books.

Tomorrow is masters swim at 7am. It will not be a late Saturday night.

Waddling to relax..................

Friday, February 01, 2008

My February started of with a rest day. After getting up on time to go to spin class, I went out to warm up my car. There it was covered with 10 inches of snow. My excercise for the morning changed from spin to digging out my car and getting to work.

I knew I had to get to work because no matter what the weather is outside my patients never cancel or miss their radiation treatments. If they can make it- there is no doubt that we can make it to work.

Tomorrow , I hopefully will get a run in on the treadmill.

Waddling with my snow shovel.............

Thursday, January 31, 2008


9h 22m - 37.31 Mi
9h 50m - 13700 M
2h 30m
Bike Trainer:
4h 05m
Elliptical Training:
Spinning Class:
2h 30m

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


It has been one of those weeks where nothing is clicking together. After a really good week last week, this week has gone the other way.

The positive part of the week was the addition of strength training. We have a place called the Shape Shop at work and they have strength training daily at 1230-100pm. By shortening my lunch , I have gone on Monday and Tuesday. I was surprised at how sore my arms have been.

On the bad side, I had an ear pain on Monday, thus a short workout on the trainer. On Tuesday, I skipped Masters swim. Today was so exhausting that I did nothing.

At work, my friend and boss left unexpectedly for Florida due to her father's failing help. I feel that alot has fallen on my shoulder and it had truly been a test. We are going through a change in physicians. We are expecting a major inspection. Our treatment machine are also having issues. I am not complaining at all. Just venting. I would so anything possible for my friend.
Tomorrow, I hope to get back on track with a swim and strength workout.

Waddling wearily....

Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's Sunday morning, at 6am the alarm went off. It was cold outside. Why would anyone want to get up? Masters Swim Class. A cold pool just waiting to jump in to. I get up then get a bite to eat and I'm out the door. This will be my 3rd class for the week. The pool was packed. There were 4 people in each lane. Coach spent alot of time with the 6 new people. The workout he had written on the board was challenging for me.

I met someone new who swims about my speed and is doing several Tri's this year. We shared a lane and worked well together.

This morning made me appreciate the gym where I'm at. There are alot of people who I can connect with who are training for Tri's this year. And just starting out that is a huge motivation to me. A special thanks to my friend Iron Snoopy who is my hero.

Now off to the true test of endurance. Five hours at a cheer competition. Go Hooch!

Waddling with pom-poms.................

Swim : 60 min. / 1800m swim class