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Roller Derby!
Sunday, March 25, 2012      3 comments

Wow! This week's "never did that before" was being a "Non Skating Official" at a women's flat track roller derby scrimmage. Too much fun! My position was to stand in the middle of the track and record the penalties shouted out by skating ... Read more
Maximum Heart Rate
Friday, March 23, 2012      2 comments

Woosh... I just came back from working with my personal trainer Tammy. She is amazing. She is the head trainer and I love her science-based but really caring attitude. Pre-story: I bought a heart monitor a week or so ago... much data... Read more
Much better now, thank you!
Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

Well, after about 36 hours of sleeping interspersed with several hours of Monty Python, I have arisen from the couch whole and hearty.... I pretty much took three whole days off from training. But whatcha going to do? Today I thoug... Read more
Home Sick
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      5 comments

gaaaaaaaah. I'm home sick for the second day in a row. In honor to my first-day-of-spring-fever I have dubbed this illness "Viral Sickquinox" (get it???) No clue what it actually is, just overwhelming tired achiness with a touch of enn... Read more
Tri'ing really hard
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      9 comments

Before I spell out this week's plan, let me catch you up to speed on where I am in my training.... Biking - This weekend was completely out of character for March in Wisconsin - it was in the 60's and sunny! I got out the bike I plan to ... Read more
Today's Training - Working out in the pool
Thursday, March 08, 2012      4 comments

Today I went to work out in the pool... not an arobics class in the pool or even just going to swim a lap or two. Today was my first visit to the pool AFTER my first swimming lesson (since 1971). 50 yards with the kick board trying to bre... Read more
First Swimming Lesson since 1971!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      4 comments

I signed up for four swimming lessons at the Y. This morning was my first one and I can tell you one thing I learned: I want more than just four lessons! Now, I have always swam about a bit whenever a hotel pool or lake has presented itse... Read more
I am No Longer Exercising
Friday, March 02, 2012      7 comments

Well, the Lactic Edge Triathlon is 18 weeks from tomorrow (just in case you are counting as well) One HUGE realization that this triathlon has brought into my life is I am no longer exercising. I am training. I am no longer all that worri... Read more
18 weeks 4 days to Tri
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      6 comments

I am pretending there are thousands of people who regularly read my blog, making sure I don't fall down on my "celebrate my 50th birthday by finishing my first Triathlon" commitment. Pathetic, I know, but I crave the peer pressure that only tho... Read more
The effortless blog... one of those lists.
Sunday, February 26, 2012      3 comments

A. Age: 49 and the big half! B. Bed size: full sized futon on a 150 year old cast iron family keep sake. C. Chore that you hate: scrubbing the bathroom D. Dogs: not since I was in high school.... I like dogs, I just have never li... Read more
What hurts?
Friday, February 24, 2012      6 comments

My tricepts are tingly and kind of weak. My quads are trembling. My glutes feel like they've been spanked (hard). The muscle that goes beneath my breast and into my armpits may never speak to me again. My abs still burn. ... Read more
Blogging as self-re-inspiration!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      5 comments

The last couple days have been really enlightening! Yesterday Morning I met with the personal trainer with whom I trade knitting lessons for training sessions. I spent the first half hour asking all sorts of stupid triathlon question... Read more
Gone Swimmin
Sunday, February 19, 2012      5 comments

Do you know what "dentist dread" is? Before body pump I always get "dentist dread" - that what-am-I-doing-this-is-crazy feeling in the pit of my stomach. Fore the most part I just have to grab myself by the metaphoric ear and drag myself for... Read more
Triathlon Advice Anyone? Anyone?
Friday, February 17, 2012      2 comments

Coming to the realization that I really don't know the first thing about being a Triathlete... but ignorance has never really stopped me before. Research is the cure for ignorance so I've been reading a lot of "your first triathlon" articles o... Read more
Intentional Training for a Triathlon
Thursday, February 16, 2012      4 comments

Just thought I'd give you a quick update.... Yes, I am still convinced that I am taking part in the Lactic Edge Triathlon on July 7. Sign up hasn't started so I am committing myself by talking nonstop about it! I am telling people ... Read more

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