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GOAL WEIGHT!!! WooHoo!!!
Friday, January 21, 2011      36 comments

I can't believe it... I hit my GOAL WEIGHT this morning!!! ... Read more
Run, Run, as Fast as You Can! You Can't Catch Me!
Thursday, January 20, 2011      4 comments

Ok... so I'm not really fast. But, my speed is really increasing lately!!! I posted my mile splits from my long run on Saturday. Well, today's times were even better. I'm in shock! To put in these kinds of times (for me)... it's unbelievable! I'... Read more
I Will TRI!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      7 comments

Thanks for ALL of your comments on my "Decisions, Decisions" post. It's been an interesting couple of days! I went to workout with my new personal trainer yesterday. By the way, she's great! I told her it felt like Boot Camp. Well, she is a... Read more
Decisions, Decisions
Monday, January 17, 2011      10 comments

I made one 'big' decision yesterday. I have been trying to figure out if I should change my Feb 10K to a HM or keep it as planned. And, I was trying to find a race for when I'm up in Dallas 2 weeks from now. Well, I decided my primary focus shou... Read more
Negative Split Run Brings New Goals
Saturday, January 15, 2011      9 comments

I had a wonderful run today. I'm realizing more & more that I get stronger as a run goes on. Anyway, it was 44 degrees and drizzling when I went out to run at 7:45 this morning. I had a great run and some pretty strong negative spilts. Her... Read more
A Rocky Moment
Friday, January 14, 2011      6 comments

CTUCCI was talking about SP and a few times when she's thrown her arms in the air and taken the Rocky pose. ... Read more
1st Competitive Swim Class Lesson... and a Question
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      4 comments

Well, I did it! I completed my first "adult competitive swim class." (What a mouthful!) And, I survived! Here's the funny part... I'm the only student in the class! And, the coach is my friend. It's actually kind of a nice set up. Here... Read more
How do you warm up before an event?
Saturday, January 08, 2011      9 comments

I just posted this on one of my teams, but thought I'd post it here, too. Today I did my first 'long' run in awhile. 5 weeks ago I did a 9 miler & 3 weeks ago I did 5 miles. Besides that, I've been running about 3-3.5 mile runs. So, to... Read more
My Latest Activities: Spinning, Pilates/Yoga, & Rowing
Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

I had an amazing workout week this week. I had a rest day on Monday, but then accomplished the following: Tues - 2.7 mile outdoor run w/dd bicycling; lots of pushups & crunches Wed - 21 mins spinning (on machine); 10 mins rowing (1,500 meter... Read more
Next Week: I start competitive swimming class!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

I did it! I signed up & paid for 3 1/2 months of competitive swim classes for adults. Yeah, me! I am SO ready to get on track training for my first triathlon. I don't know if you realize it, but a half marathon (which I completed in Novemb... Read more
Could I run a 5K with a 10 min pace???
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      9 comments

I just read Karvy's post titled "Last Year's Goals are This Year's Realities." www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ARVY09 I was amazed at her 4th point..."complete a sub-30 minute 5K." She goes on to ... Read more
It's Catching Up With Me
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      2 comments

I've been working out hard since I got back from our Christmas trip. Friday - 'most' intense run for me - changed from a 1:1 ratio to a 3:2 AND did 20 mins on the stair climber going up a total of 63 floors Saturday - longest ride ever - ... Read more
Where the Road Leads....
Sunday, January 02, 2011      6 comments

I love running on neighborhood streets and trails. I don't really like running on a treadmill or at a track. I love choosing which direction I go at each corner or intersection. I never know quite where I'm going - I just let my feet take me whe... Read more
Dec Review & Jan Goals (run, bike, swim, climb, crunch, push, lose!)
Sunday, January 02, 2011      1 comments

With all of the planning for 2011, I almost forgot to plan for just the month of January! Also, I wanted to review December. So, here goes! For December, I only had 2 goals... run 3x/week and stay at 140 through the holidays. Well, I ran a ... Read more
2 "New" Possible Events!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

I found 2 new possible events today. WooHoo!!! 1. I was looking for an event I could participate in as my first organized bike ride. Well, I found the Dallas Tour! It is a slow, family friendly ride... so my daughter can join me!!! There ar... Read more

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