Saturday, April 18, 2009


A very hectic week has left me with not much time to blog. There was alot of ups and downs but feel that the ups won out.

House has had a very tough couple of weeks. His neurostimulator went on the blink 2 weeks ago. For 10 days because the problem was intermittent, it was hard for the Dr. and company rep. to diagnose what was wrong. It was looking like they were going to have to do a major back surgery to replace the stim. by doing a laminectomy and attaching it to his spine. His last xray changed that by showing us that the one lead had come unattached to the control pack in his rump. He does need another surgery but luckily more minor than what we had thought. Whew!

On Thursday, I missed my evening workout. I had a great reason. It was my son, Bino's, 17th birthday. We went out to eat at Mongolian Barbeque. It was alot of fun and laughs.

Speaking of training, I felt like the week went really good. I was most pleased with my swim. I don't know if it my imagination but I feel stronger.

Tomorrow on the schedule was the annual Easter Ride held by Folks on Spokes. We were meeting early and Snips was going to ride Silver. Mother Nature has different plans for us tomorrow. We are still meeting at 630am but will be going to Plan B indoors.

Waddling through week 1..............

Monday, April 13, 2009


Today begin my 30 week Iron Distance training program to prepare for Beach2Battleship. A million emotions are running through my head. The excitement to begin the training sometimes is taken over by the fear of failure. The time is here to open the binder and begin week #1.

The first 10 weeks are the base period. I have chosen to mesh the beginner and the intermediate plan because I am a slow runner and need the longer run times. The basic schedule is as follows:

Monday===== Rest Day
Tuesday===== Swim (AM) & Run (PM)
Wednesday===Bike/Run Brick
Thursday=====Swim (AM) & Bike (PM)
Friday ======Run
Saturday=====Long Bike- starts at 1:15 in week 1/ 3:00 in week 10
Sunday======Long Run- starts at 1:00 in week 1/ 2:00 in week 10

Total hours:
Week 1 = 6 hrs.
Week 10 = 10 hrs.

Waddling into week #1 -day #1 (Rest Day)...........

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Waddling and wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter.......................