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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I had a wonderful run yesterday - it was stressless. I must say riding with a partner is more intense than when I run by myself. I think that it's good to have both - at least right now. I was a bit frustrated just prior to running. I had to turn in the registration for the triathlon and I forgot it at work. So I had to turn around and get it. So I was fuming cos that consumed like 30 minutes.

Yes, I was conflicted between a funeral and the triathlon. I was going to the funeral but I had to delve deep and I've decided that I'll not go to the funeral. I believe in doing for the living. So I hope there will be an opportunity in the future to do something meaningful for her family (she has 2 daughters).

Taking about angst. I was getting cold feet about the triathlon. The motto is "just tri" Okay this is not my 1st but this is my 1st in the city where I live, it's my 1st doing 750m swim. So I'll be coming in last - no problem - but last where there is likely to be an audience I actually know. No incognito this time. I don't know which is worst the fear of 750m swim or coming in last among people I know. Anyway, as of today I'm gonna do it.



  
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GLUCOZA 9/17/2014 2:39PM

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Blue Lion Trackers was one of my team choices. I just really need to stick to tracking what I eat. Good luck in BLC 26!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 11:19AM

    Glad you have peace of mind in making your decision. Your rationale makes perfect sense. Her daughters will need support long after the memorial is completed . . . even more than during the memorial!

As for the tri . . . your attitude is right on. It's not the activity that's important, and where you finish, it's DOING it and finding joy in that.

HUGS

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/17/2014 10:53AM

    Good reminder. I really do need to push myself out of that comfort zone to get better results.

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NHES220 9/17/2014 10:26AM

    Good for you. Who cares if you come in last. Those spectators aren't even trying! I ran 3.75 on Monday on the treadmill (cool and rainy outside) and 6 yesterday - feet felt a little heavy but I got it done. Cross training today and strength training with my trainer. 8 on Saturday and then a run with a friend of mine on Sunday. Miles are ramping up but I am gaining confidence. Hope you have a good day and I like the message - Just Tri!

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BLC 26

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My exercise programme is off. Monday is usually swim day but the seas are a bit choppy so I don't go in the sea. But that is no excuse because I have a GF with a pool and I can go there. Even so I could go run or walk. I did put on my gear at work but it was thwarted because I had a delivery of stuff to my house and I had to get it packed away. But I still had time afterwards to do a video or dance to some music. But instead I cooked (a good thing) and watched Jeopardy and MNF. I must be getting my 8 hrs of sleep because I didn't see it to the end. Then this morning I woke at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. and still did not get out of bed to go exercise. I am now claiming that I'll do it this afternoon. I do have to pick up DS from soccer so there is a window to get it done.

Tomorrow starts BLC 26 - Biggest Loser Challenge. I did the challenge last time - I lost and then gained it back and my net was no lost. It's a programme to make you accountable and you have to do things and report. It was an adjustment and by the time I made the adjustment, the programme was almost over. So I'm planning to get right into and improve my results this time.





  
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PEGGYO 9/16/2014 9:15PM

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OPHELIE 9/16/2014 1:16PM

    Good luck with the Challenge! How fun!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 11:18AM

    You're doing well.

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/16/2014 10:18AM

    You're a lean, mean, exercising machine! (smiling)

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NHES220 9/16/2014 10:17AM

    Best of luck with the new challenge! I think your body is still recovering from the marathon and the long bike ride!

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POOHBEARFACE 9/16/2014 8:21AM

    Thanks for sharing. This is just the message I needed to hear today. I would like tojoin the BLC.

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MALAMI518 9/16/2014 7:54AM

    So happy to be on a team with you again! You will be in the swing of it right away and really rock this challenge!

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Loops

Monday, September 15, 2014

My riding partner is energy unleashed. We did the usual route but we threw in some loops. He did a particular part 3 times and I did it 2x. I told him the goal would be for him to complete 3 loops before I completed 2. He missed it by about 6 minutes. So he wants us to do it again next time and I should increase. I told him that when he catches me - I'll consider it. I hate loops.



I really lacked energy yesterday. I was just tappped out after the ride. I had to get something to eat and afterwards I felt much better. I can't believe I'm missing my american football. I watched some of the early game - none of the late game and a part of the night game because I feel asleep.



  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 11:56AM

    Well, you did it though. Kudos.

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/15/2014 11:35AM

    You always amaze me with your blogs. You do so much! emoticon

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NHES220 9/15/2014 10:53AM

    Great riding! The Bears had a great comeback over the 49ers last night!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/15/2014 10:44AM

    Have a good day.

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THIN133 9/15/2014 10:28AM

    Congrats on your biking !

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JIBBIE49 9/15/2014 8:17AM

    hugs

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Snackky

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I did pretty good calorie wise yesterday - not perfect but not over 2k. I was hungry/snackky but I didn't have anything to snack on. So I had a club soda with some lime and had to call it a good time. My son I also noticed seems to checking his diet. After soccer - I asked if we need to get anything to bring home. He said that there was leftovers in the fridge he could eat. I was shocked cos I was anticipating the answer - Pizza. So that helped me stay in control. If we had the pizza and I got snackky, a slice would have been satisfactory.

Today, I've prepared something already for dinner - Salmon Quiche. Bike riding is on the schedule for later. Otherwise I have a book I am reading about Jerome Bettis and I'll watch American Football.

  
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SLIMMERJESSE 9/14/2014 1:38PM

    Your son sees you making smart choices and it was just a matter of time he followed suit.

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THIN133 9/14/2014 12:03PM

    Great job on your eating ! Grand idea to have dinner planned already ! Enjoy you reading time !

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Give A Child a Ride

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Yesterday's eating was much better. Came in within calorie goal. Doing really good today also.
The bike ride was awesome. We'd had a lot of rain during the night and there was moisture in the air in the morning - high probability of rain. My riding partner was very excited. I did not do 50 but he did & he did & to see the joy on his face was priceless. We'd agreed that I wouldn't do 50. I did 2hrs.
My ride was very peaceful. I took in the awesome morning view. I meandered through a corner I always wanted to know what was through there. I appreciated my athletic life. Trail marathon last weekend, bike ride today and but for the funeral next week I'd be doing a triathlon. Why does life have to interfere with living.
So I was fulfilled because my riding partner met his goals and I met mine.





  
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THIN133 9/13/2014 10:39PM

    You are the bomb my friend !! You have done well ! Good for you ! Yippee !

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1CRAZYDOG 9/13/2014 7:52PM

    Wonderful!

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