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My First HALF CENTURY
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      13 comments

Over the weekend, I did a HALF CENTURY!!! (This is a 50 Mile bike ride) I did not know if I could really do it. I was scared, nervous and a bit crazy befo... Read more
My First Open Water swim
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      11 comments

I was terrified. I put on a rented wet suit and got my goggle... Read more
A triathlete
Monday, February 22, 2016      13 comments

I only just started as a triathlete. I have been running for a few years and last year I hired a coach to help propel my running abilities. She encouraged me to try a triathlon about a year ago (March 2015) and she was there when I first tried t... Read more
Swimming Laps
Friday, February 12, 2016      11 comments

Yesterday, before my Pilates class, I decided that I had enough time to do some swimming. I was doing some laps in the short course pool for about 20 minutes. I did about 150yd warm up, then 300yds of alternating between fast and slow laps. I di... Read more
Going to start my triathlon training
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      9 comments

Starting next week, I am going to start my triathlon training with my hired coach. She is going to train me for the next several months in preparation for my Olympic Distance, open- water triathlon in September. I just learned how to swim in ... Read more
Winter race circuit 5k
Sunday, February 07, 2016      9 comments

I finished my winter race circuit 5k yesterday! I was a little nervous. But I thought that I've been doing good with my training and its only a 5k. T... Read more
Hill Repeats
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      8 comments

I did some hill repeats on the treadmill yesterday. I actually did NOT feel much like running. I was kind of in lazy mode. I did it anyways though. I just set the treadmill for 30 minutes and I set the incline to 4.0. I slowly increased it to 6.... Read more
Swimming
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      6 comments

I did Some swimming today. I am getting better. I'm getting less tired during the laps and I'm making better time. I did 1000 yards today in 32 minutes! This was better than a week or so ago when I did it in 36 minutes. I'm getting faster too.... Read more
"The Winter Burn" 5k
Monday, January 25, 2016      8 comments

I did the "The Winter Burn" 5k on Saturday. I was really excited about this race. This was the first time that I did this race. It was all UPHILL, with a 1200 foot elevation gain. I was able to run the first mile or so, but as the course got ste... Read more
Hill Run
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      8 comments

I'm looking forward to a race I have this weekend. I haven't done this one before though. It is called "The Winter Burn 5K." It is all up hill with a 1200 foot elevation gain. This will be a great training run for me. But I am sure my speed/time... Read more
Did some swimming yesterday
Thursday, January 14, 2016      7 comments

I went to the pool at the fitness center I go to. They have a 50 yard length lap pool, this means that it is twice as long as a regular pool, which is usually 25 yards. This is great for my triathlon training, especially since I will have to do ... Read more
Tried a Pilates Class
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday, I tried a Pilates class at the fitness center that I go to. It was way crowded and it was difficult to find enough room to do the moves the teacher was directing. The session really worked my abs. I actually couldn't finish one ... Read more
Goals for the year
Monday, January 11, 2016      6 comments

I set some new goals for the year and thought that I should share them. My Goals this year are: ---Run an 8 minute mile by the end of the year, preferably on track or road ---Swim 350yds continuously in 7 minutes or less,... Read more
Going to start my training
Saturday, January 09, 2016      5 comments

In about 5 weeks I will be starting my triathlon training with my coach. She will be giving me tough workouts, sometimes even 2 hours long. She will pu... Read more
Santa Hat Dash 5k
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      8 comments

I completed another 5k race! This one will complete my goal for the year of doing two races a month for a year. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find 2 races for the month of December, sometimes there are not a whole lot of athletic event... Read more

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