Saturday, December 05, 2009


While shopping on Black Friday, I found something that I had wanted for a long time. It is an alarm clock that shines the time on the ceiling. I have had it for a week now and absolutely love it.

House does not understand my desire for this gadget. His thoughts-Why would you want to check on how much time this is left to sleep before you have to get out of bed?? I appreciate every second of sleep and spend less time trying to focus my eyes on the clock across the room to see the amount of time until I have to get up.

The best part is that the clock is not even set to the correct time. It is set 10 minutes ahead. I can't allow myself any extra time in the morning or I would abuse it by getting more shut eye. Oh the silly things that make me happy.

Waddling and lovin' my new clock.....

Thursday, December 03, 2009


This morning , Snips and I tried out a group fitness class called "Total Conditioning". It seemd like a good time to improve strength. After completing an Iron race, How hard could it be??

At 530am, we walked into the studio and piled up almost every type of equipment next to us. There was a mat, steps, weights, bands and medicine ball. OMG. We are in trouble. We were blaming each other for being there. Whose idea was this? Not mine , I am sure. I hate strength training. The music began and it started with 125 pushups. Pain...

It was a real reality check. After 45 minutes, I thought that I would puke. What is going on? Finally I heard the words -Cool Down. Thank heaven. I was soaked in sweat. I now know what I need to work on.

Waddling with sore muscles.......

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I think now after 3 weeks that I have had a chance to fully reflect on my race. For days it did not seem real. There were alot of congratulations and great jobs but I don't think that I really got it. I do now. I really did it.

Today, I was back in the pool and it felt great. After my race, I have done pretty much nothing as far as workouts. I have put back on 4 pounds. Although I have enjoyed not having the pressure to workout, I have felt sluggish, unmotivated, and not as happy.

My routine is penciled in for December and my 2010 races are falling into place. The my motivation is increasing proportionally to my planning process. There are no Iron Races but there will be a half-Iron. Also a possibility of another marathon.

I think that I spend hours researching possible races. I go to the triathlon calendar for all the surrounding states andsearch for the right distances that fit my schedule. June will be a sprint. July will be an Olympic. August is undecided. That sets up for my half in September. So my thought are a December marathon. Again these are all in pencil.
The excitement is building for 2010.

Waddling with a pencil....