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Healthy on a budget
Thursday, August 23, 2012      4 comments

A few months ago, I was very ill and hospitalized for about two weeks in the ICU. Before and after I had to take time off of work because I was fighting extreme headaches and fevers. Needless to say, it did a number on my savings and I am having... Read more
2012 Ragnar Great River Relay Race Report
Monday, August 20, 2012      4 comments

Ragnar Great River is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of 12 individuals who each run 3 legs. When each runner finishes, the next one begins over the course of 198 miles. The length ... Read more
2012 YWCA Women's Triathlon Race Report
Monday, August 13, 2012      4 comments

Overall 1:36:16 Swim (500 yards): 12:32 (Pace - 2:33/ 100yd) Trn1 2:33 Bike (15.5 miles): 52:13 (Pace - 17.8 mph) Trn2 1:47 Run (3.1 miles): Time - 27:13 (Pace - 8:47/mile) What a great race! My boyfriend actually drove me to th... Read more
Training Week 8
Monday, August 06, 2012      0 comments

Technically week 8 was supposed to be my last week of training, but the timing didn't quite work out so I'll have one more week before my triathlon. I did take it easy this week, but that was because I had a 5K obstacle mud run up a local ski hi... Read more
Training Week 7
Monday, August 06, 2012      0 comments

A week late, but I'll try to enter my trials and tribulations from my 7th week of training as best I can. It was a bit of a rough week to say the least... I started the week on track and even did a bit extra on Tuesday to make up for some m... Read more
Relief or Nausea
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      3 comments

I'm not sure which is that feeling in the pit of my stomach. I have been talking about doing a triathlon for years and I have been training hard for 6 weeks now, but hadn't signed up for an actual race until now. I just signed up for the YWCA Wo... Read more
Training Week 6
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      0 comments

Another week of training under my belt. I have to admit I am feeling drained. More and more days I have to convince myself to go to the gym and there have been days where I can't convince myself at all. Last week I was just so tired; all I wante... Read more
Training Week 5
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      1 comments

Wow! Week 5 already. That's more than half way! This week went ok exercise wise, and terrible diet wise. I missed my additional run after biking on Tuesday because I had a dinner to get ready for, then missed the next days run after strength tra... Read more
Race fever
Saturday, July 14, 2012      1 comments

I don't know why it is so hard for me to pick a tri and just do it. I'm so worried that I won't be ready or that something will happen. I've signed up for plenty of races in advance before and it hasn't phased me, but my indecisiveness on this o... Read more
Treadmill Accident
Monday, July 09, 2012      2 comments

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Training Week 4
Monday, July 09, 2012      1 comments

Another week of training has gone by and I am sticking to it the best I can. It was in the 100s all week, so I was very thankful for the gym. I got all my training in except for yesterday because I had to do yard work, which I guess is kind of a... Read more
Training Week 3
Monday, July 02, 2012      0 comments

Another week completed... sort of. The week itself is gone, but I fell off the wagon on my training. I could go into the excuses that it was hot and I was sore, but I don't have any real reason other than I didn't wanna. I went out dancing on Fr... Read more
Training Week 2
Monday, June 25, 2012      0 comments

Another week completed and I stayed on track for all my workouts! I actually went over on a few days. Especially my 30 min swim followed by a 30 min bike on Saturday which turned into a 15 min bike, then a 45 min swim, then a 30 min bike, then b... Read more
Swimming Catastrophe
Sunday, June 24, 2012      8 comments

I have never really been a swimmer, but I took lessons at the Y about 2 years ago and have been able to swim laps to reach my mileage. I know I am not a fast swimmer, but my friend talked me into doing a 1 mile swim competition at Lake Harriet. ... Read more
Training - Week 1
Monday, June 18, 2012      0 comments

I've completed my first week of triathlon training and I think it went pretty well. My biggest obstacle is staying within my allotted calories while increasing my workout. I'm always hungry! It has been getting better though; I just need to eat ... Read more

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