the 2011 recap
i began 2011 on January 1, 2011 with the Resolution run 5k - it took me 38 or 39minutes (i can’t remember exactly). it was cold and it was the very first 5k i had ever run without stopping to walk. I was so very proud of myself. I followed up that 5k with my 3rd Olympic distance triathlon and shaved 40minutes off of my time from the previous year, wore a tutu and raised money for leukemia...
I get to go snowboarding tomorrow!!!!! I’m so excited!! Is it weird that part of me wants to go to the gym before boarding :/ I’m not gonna cause I mean really snowboarding all day is a work out - ahhh I can’t wait!! I’m so excited!! Yippee!
Went to the gym
And I almost puked - did 6x400 almost puked on the 5th one, didn’t but it was close - i did all of them at a 6.8 on the treadmill - that was stupid fast for me, but my legs felt great doing it!! Then did some good hip stretching and some weights and balancing stuff. Didn’t want to stay too long as the pup was in the car. @tribander - yes I think perhaps you are the only one...
Going to the gym
It’s 2pm I have finally gotten out of the pajamas and am headed to the gym :)
i’ve had a headache since yesterday - i think it is the detox from the sugar and other crap i had been eating however after a day of perfectly clean eating and lots of water/tea i am back down to 167lbs not that the number matters i do feel way less puffy i still want to lose about 15-20 more lbs i know those are going to be the hardest pounds to lose just decided recently to learn to...
So good and so bad
I was so good yesterday morning went to the gym and swam and lifted and stretched and then I came home and all that hard work was wasted by the french toast. Let’s start with if I eat bread I eat gluten free - this was not gluten free at all. It was amazing let me tell you French bread soaked in eggs with cinnamon nutmeg gooey crunchy topping - oh was it ever so good. Oh but I should of not...
At the gym this morning it was wonderful - a massive change from Friday morning and just the way I like it. I swam a mile this am - took me about 38minutes - which isn’t bad, but my Olympic distance tri swim time is 33min with stopping to unzip my wetsuit for a minute and zip it back up. My fastest mile in the pool was 28minutes. I’d say I need to work on the swimming speed and...
Tumblr friends thank you for all of your support, laughs, silliness and just pure awesomeness - I hope that whatever you may be celebrating this season is wonderful and that all of your dreams come true!! You all are so amazing and deserve the best in life always.
The 6miles I had planned in my mind - I’ve been ignoring this pain in my right knee the last few days - it kept waking me up last night. It’s a dull nagging pain not a sharp pain - I think it needs some serious foam rolling and perhaps a tennis ball as well. I’m still on the fence about doing that half marathon in Phoenix when I go see my Mom - I think if I can get a run in early...
i decided to sleep in today and then go to the gym - HUGE mistake!! i should of woken up when my alarm went off at 6am. there were so many people at the gym - every single treadmill, elliptical, bike, every thing was taken by a person - which was fine since i needed to do weights - but those were all taken as well…i did a few things and then i had to leave there were just too many people. ...
Dinner so yummy
I ate it all and didn’t take a picture - sorry. Basically prawns, cabbage, mushrooms, almond butter and a bit of soy sauce with ginger chili garlic and some cilantro - omg it was so good!! I love the days when I have no idea what to eat and throw random stuff together in a pan (or wok) and it turns into yummy-ness
Dinner of champions
So last night I had 4 drinks and a handful of gluten free cookies for dinner - yeah can you say sad tummy and head all day :( but my own damn fault and today I ate way better and drank tons of water!! Tomorrow spin class and weights - I’m gonna kick my ass in the am!
a good weekend
so this was a good weekend - i did have to work, but such is life or at least my life. i spent saturday morning snowshoeing with a good friend and it is so much fun! i gotta say snowshoeing is a workout!! whew - i was sweating and we did some good hills and then getting back down was a bit hard since neither of us had poles with us and my dog was pulling me down the hill…yep, a good...
i am so excited i get to go snowshoeing tomorrow!!! i decided to try on my snow pants and have realized they are HUGE on me. they were snug last winter and now i can pull them right off of me…so…yeah….i haven’t even attempted to try on my jacket i know that is going to be huge. while there are so many more wonderful and awesome things about losing weight - the whole...
so dark outside
i got up at 5:50am went to spin class, it was dark outside - i did spin class with my favorite, yet super crazy, instructor…left spin class…legs are like jelly and it was still dark outside….oh winter in the PNW. i really don’t know how people in alaska survive winter. i did just eat the best breakfast ever though!! spinach omelet, with some basil and chili’s for...
well hello there
i know i haven’t been around much - after an over 70hr work week last week i have been trying to catch up on everything else i have had to do at work and simultaneously doing the bear minimal amount of work that i can possibly do….i’m a little burned out i haven’t really had a day off in the last 3-4 months - you know like a day where you do absolutely no work - i currently...
so i was reading on the ol’tumblr dashboard and saw that @phdippides may be doing the Phoenix Classic Marathon on Jan 28 and i was like - hey, i am going to be in PHX that weekend….i wonder if there is a half - hmmm….oh, well turns out there is a 1/2 and it is only $30….now i haven’t run since the marathon pretty much at all, ok not at all…now should i just go...
Ironman world championships
Always get me misty eyed. There are so many great stories and I can’t wait to watch Chrissie Wellington finish - she is so amazing - everyone out there is. I’ve only done 24 miles of that bike course and can’t imagine doing 112 on it - it is hot and desolate and there are some serious crosswinds.
Is over!!!! So I worked close to 70hrs this week and it was a bit draining. I didn’t work out except for Monday, I wanted to all week but just didn’t have the energy. Today I did not go to Team in Training practice. I told myself that if I woke up in time I would go - I woke up at 9am and totally missed practice. Fortunately, there was a 9:30am spin class and my favorite instructor...
@thefameofhealthandfitness Oh don’t you worry - I went on a crazy cooking spree the last two days preparing for this week - last thing to do is make the almond flour/applesauce pancakes today before heading in and I will be good :)
a long week
i have a very very long week ahead of me and i am trying to figure out where to fit in the workouts - i’m pretty sure i’ll be able to fit in some, probably just not as many as i would like :( i have probably the next 4 days of over 12hr workdays that start around 9am and may not end until 12am….basically i am producing a show and it is sucking the life out of me and all of my...
Hit and run
A friend was riding his bike today and got hit by a car. The driver drove away! My friend had to go to the hospital, fortunately he has no broken bones and was wearing a helmet - he will be ok. Here’s the thing that I just don’t get - you’re driving, you hit someone with your car - you stop, make sure they are ok, wait for help to arrive - you DO NOT drive away!!! What the fuck...
To everyone who raced today - you guys are an inspiration and for some reason makes me want to do another marathon - ahh, crap!! And now I say GO GREEN - kick some Badger butt! Woot first Big Ten championship game and my Spartans are playing!
thanks for the inspiration
so this lovely lady @devonrunning has inspired me to take a leap. while i am not going to do what she is doing, i have decided i need to not be afraid to do something else, if it can help me get where i want to go. i know right so cryptic and i don’t have an answer just yet on where all this will lead, but basically she inspired me to be willing to take a leap of faith and not let...