A New Year and a New Goal... Half Ironman in November
If the title doesn't say enough, I'll break it down. I registered to do a HALF IRONMAN just 10 short months from now. I've done the sprint triathlons, and the slightly more intense international triathlons, and I've done my share of 5K and half... Read more
I surprised myself
Yesterday I did something amazing, and I even surprised myself! I did 3 sprint* triathlons last year, and decided to do the international* distance this year for the same series. I did the international in May, but I haven't been running much ... Read more
Check the Weather
I really want to go for a bike ride today. I don't bike from my house, no safe roads, so I have to put my bike in my van, drive to the trail, get my bike out, ride, put the bike back in, drive home.... just the transport is time consuming.
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back down already
I think we all know this kind of story... I started slipping upwards on the scale before going to visit my parents in NC for a week. My parents are overweight, sedentary, snackers.... and I came back with a few pounds more than I left with.
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Summer slow down
Kids out of school, busy work schedule, road trip.... I'm up about 6-7 pounds and an extra inch or so. Time to reignite my Spark!
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Tracking nutrition works. Tracking day after day gets old. Sure it's easy to track the same usual things, a couple eggs, coffee, milk, medium apple, small banana, 1 oz almonds, McDonald's Southwest Salad with grilled chicken... copied from one ... Read more
My progress has slowed and I need to get back on track. I am down 13 pounds since Christmas, but very little of that has occurred in the past month. The good news is after waiting 4 weeks, I got a new triathlon bike, and my weight is on my isch... Read more
Just for Fun
Several years ago, I started racing my kids across parking lots (after checking for traffic). I would sometimes let them tie or win, but I could easily beat them until I broke a toe and had to stop running. Now my son is almost 12 and he has ... Read more
0.5 swim, 20 bike, 6.2 run
I registered for the Fort Desoto FD3 triathlon series and this year, I'm doing the International distance, twice the swim, twice the bike, and twice the run compared to the Sprint distance I did last year. I was thinking "Why?", then changed to ... Read more
fluctuations - down with sweat, up with salt, and down again
After my 6 mile run on Saturday, I thought it would be nice for my family to go out to eat. We went to our favorite Chinese buffet and I was really good about not filling my plate so I could go back for more (because I knew I would want to rega... Read more
6 miles in 65 minutes!
Wooohoooo!!! I feel so good. I have been running 2 to 3 miles a couple weekday mornings and 3-4 miles on the weekends, but I decided today was going to be longer, 5, maybe 6 miles. I know my neighborhood well enough to calculate where to turn... Read more
Another pound (maybe)
It's hard to know sometimes if I really lost weight or if I'm just a little dehydrated from yesterday's run. And it doesn't help that my scale will give 3 different weights when I step on it 3 times. This morning it said 188.0 then 190.2 then ... Read more
Back on track and seeing progress!
It was the day after Christmas and my belly was poofy... That's when I decided to come back to SparkPeople. I stopped eating the junk and weighed in at 195. Looking back, I saw that it had been a full year since my last weight entry on SparkPe... Read more
avoiding the cookies
My husband baked cookies, yummy, gooey, double chocolate cookies.... I'm hiding from the cookies so I don't eat them. Being healthy is actually a lot more tempting right now.... Read more
Getting my Spark back
At the start of the year, I decided to decrease my time on the computer, which meant less time on SparkPeople. It didn't go as planned. I had a minor set-back in May with a mild neck injury in when I got rear-ended. I have 3 kids in demanding ... Read more