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Swim Smooth
Saturday, February 12, 2011      2 comments

I bought my first Triathlete magazine this week. They suggested a site to help improve swimming. It's called Swim Smooth and I've been looking at it tonight. I love it! I've already discovered several areas I need to work on improving. So, here'... Read more
Tranforming Before My Eyes
Friday, February 11, 2011      5 comments

For the past few weeks, I've just been shocked every time I get a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Can this really be me? I'm thinner & more muscular. I walk by a mirror and have to go back and take a second look... is this really ME!?! I accide... Read more
"Have You Lost Weight?" and "You've Lost a Lot of Weight!"
Thursday, February 10, 2011      18 comments

Those are 2 comments I've heard this week. Those are the FIRST comments I've heard, since starting this journey, from people who don' t know that I'm losing weight & getting fit. The first comment came from an aquaintance at our co-op. One... Read more
Burning Out... Or Not?
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      6 comments

I've been having a tough week. I haven't gotten all of my workouts in this week and just haven't felt like working out. My long run on Saturday, though it was 7 miles, didn't go so well. And, I was only able to run 2 miles on the treadmill this ... Read more
Got Muscles?
Sunday, February 06, 2011      10 comments

I am growing some muscles! WooHoo! I have been noticing my biceps & shoulders a lot the past week or so. When I just accidentally touch them, I'm shocked at what I feel. A... Read more
My New Weekly Workout Schedule
Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

Life has changed once again! So, I've had to shuffle my workouts. Here's my current weekly plan: Monday - bootcamp (6:15 am) and run #1 (pm - while dd at tennis) Tuesday - REST Wednesday - bootcamp (6:15 am) & swim #1 (pm - lesson/class... Read more
The Scale: My Fair-Weather Friend
Thursday, February 03, 2011      6 comments

I loved the scale in January. It seems every few days I would lose another half pound! I ended up dropping 4.5 pounds in a little over 3 weeks, which is the fastest I've ever lost! And, the more the scale moved, the more dedicated I was to eat h... Read more
Gaining Swim Confidence
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

I had my third swim lesson tonight. It went really well! Week 1 - total of 600 yards, longest swim (w/o fins) of 100 yards Week 2 - total of 700 yards, longest swim (w/o fins) of 150 yards Week 3 - total of 750 yards, longest swim (w/o ... Read more
I Think I've Lost My Way!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

I have been eating really poorly for about 24 hours now and am not sure how to get back on track. I know I need to start NOW, but I tried that yesterday and it didn't work. And, I feel I've already 'blown it' for today. Besides the chips, ... Read more
"Rest Days" are... the HARDEST!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      2 comments

Today is my weekly Rest Day. I did two hard workouts yesterday... my first Boot Camp and a 2 1/4 mile run with speed work. I burned about 600 calories. And, I was sore last night and sore this morning. Plus, we are being hit by that major cold f... Read more
February Goals & January Review (GREAT Month!)
Monday, January 31, 2011      7 comments

REVIEW: Here were my goals from the beginning of the January: RUN: 40 miles emoticon (Did over 51 miles!) BIK... Read more
My first 10K! (or... 9.1K)
Saturday, January 29, 2011      15 comments

Today I ran my first 10K! I ran HARD!!! And, it felt great. Unfortunately, when it was over, I saw that they'd shorted us by .5 miles! Ugh! But, I'm getting ahead of myself... First of all, this morning was chillier than it was supposed to ... Read more
Specificity
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      7 comments

I've been learning a lot about specificity lately. "The principle of Specificity also implies that to become better at a particular exercise or skill, you must perform that exercise or skill." So, how am I learning about specificity? Well, ... Read more
Thoughts on Galloway (Run/Walk): A Response I left on Another Post
Monday, January 24, 2011      8 comments

Here's a response I left on another blog from someone who just finished C25K and is now training for her first half marathon using Galloway. She said she felt like she was "cheating" and I have been there, too! First of all, a big CONGRATS ... Read more
Help! I need to tame the Speed Monster!
Sunday, January 23, 2011      7 comments

I went out for my 6.2 mile run today. Next Saturday I'll run an official 10K. I haven't ran a 'real' race since my half marathon in late November, so I'm really excited! And, this is my first 10K. The temperature was about 38 when I checked... Read more

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