Saturday, November 15, 2008


This week has gone by so fast that it feels like everything is on fast-forward.Everyday things have fallen into place and everything has gotten done but there has not been much time to spare.

Hubby has started physical therapy this week. I think this is great for him to start getting some movement back in his foot. The pain from the RSD limits what he can do but you have to start somewhere. The bonus for me is that I have been having some low back pain and I get a massage and stretching while Hubby gets his PT.

Master's swim is now back on my schedule at least 2 days per week. It feels so good to be back in the pool. After a short period of lighter workout, Coach really kicked it up with intervals on Thursday. I was exhausted when I got out of the pool but satisfied with a hard workout.

Hooch , my daughter, is doing early graduation from high school in December. That has thrown us into a world of registering and getting ready for classes at a junior college in January,an exciting time for her.

Bino has finished football. With one season over, he is on the Varsity bowling team and our matches have begun every Tuesday and Thursday evening. I can't make it to all the matches but I love to watch him when I can.

Now to hit the pause button---

I did get time to catch up with Iron Snoopy and Moose. They are heading to IMAZ next week. We did a spin class together and got a chance to chat afterword. They are so motivating for me to talk to. When they get back from IMAZ, I will have a thousand questions for them about their expeience.

I intend to keep the pause button on this weekend to have some quality time with Hubby, my kids, Snips, and TriSharkie.

Waddling on pause until Monday then will hit the replay button......................

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This is what I should have worn for master's swim class this morning. I was having a great swim and cruising through the workout on the board. About half way through class, this guy jumps in my lane at the other end of the pool. His arms were all over the place and he was doing flip turns at the ends. While I was on a 60 sec. rest between sets, He did a flip turn and almost kicked me in the face. I looked to Coach for help and his words of advice were that this was good practice for an Ironman Swim because you feel like you are in combat. I felt like I needed a helmet everytime I swam past this guy.

I survived and managed to get my entire workout done. I did get hit a few times and sicked in some extras water. Maybe it was good practice.
Waddling to calmer water..........

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Tomorrow is the beginning of my off season training. Time to lay the framework for 2009. One of my favorite parts of training is the planning. As always, it is done in pencil for good reason.

The basice layout of my week will be:

  • Monday - spin or trainer
  • Tuesday - Master's swim(am) & Run (pm)
  • Wednesday - Spin /Trainer followed by short run
  • Thursday - Master's Swim
  • Friday - Day off or Swim
  • Saturday- Spin
  • Sunday - Long run

Somewhere in there I need to do some strength work with no excuses. I am excited to start my framework for 2009 season.

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