Saturday, February 25, 2006


I came back to really update the training aspect of this blog and realized, as I look through my Triathlon training diary, that I have not been recording the data like I should. It seems that when I didn't use my heart rate monitor, I didn't bother to write anything all the indoor trainers at the gym...poof, it's like they never happened.

I'm gone try harder in March...I can't be perfect straight off, can I? What fun would that be?

I love waitresses!

Last night was dinner out with my family, including my poor husband and the girlfirend of one of my brothers. I absolutely loved our waitress because even though I'm the oldest one of my siblings, and significant others, I was the one who got the question, "Are you 21?" My reply was, "No, I'm actually 32." The waitresses response was "Good God! you look great!" Blush, blush. Keep in mind that my brother's girlfriend is 6 years younger than I am, and my youngest brother is 10 years my junior. Woooohooo!

Aside from wonderful waitresses, for some reason I've been sticking to my eating methods really well, despite this week being a vacation week. Somehow, I've been manageing to make, and enjoy, salads at lunch, with mixed leafy greens, beets and 1/4 of avocado, lime juice and a teaspoon of really good olive oil. who knew that I liked salad for lunch. Certainly not me!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The return of me

I'm not sure why I took such a long break from creating entries on this blog. Perhaps it's that I've been overloaded at work...way too many things going on there..very distracting.

I do know this...I've been going to the gym fairly consistently and I've been running a couple of times a week. It is insane. This is the first time in recorded history that I have been training with out any summer races coming up...and even stranger is that I've made it to February without bronchitis knocking me down at *least* 3 times. I am still waiting for my first cough to come banging around my lungs.

The other thing I'm sure of is that I'm gaining weight's more of a larger fluctuation than I'm used to. Weight Watchers is going to have to come back in full force.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I rock!

Okay, so maybe I don't rock like Tom Petty rocks, or how the guys in Tool rock, but I am really impressed with myself as of late. I have been actually going to the gym and running on a semi-regular basis. I'm even sore from lifting. And, can you believe this, I've been eating food that is good for the portions sizes that are right. I'm almost a little scared that this is going on, but I certainly don't want it to stop. That would be awful.

I have made plans for one April. Mudders and Grunters is a race I've done before and it's great fun. It's a 5 mile trail hilly race in which the Taconic Road Runners have been known to hose down the trail the day before so you are guaranteed a muddy race. There is even a stream that you have to wade through towards the end of the race.

People have been known to lose shoes in the mud at Mudders and Grunters. My father, who used to run this race each year, recommended that I wrap my shoes with duct tape so that it would cover the laces. He also suggests that you put veggie bags over your socks to keep your feet dry. The tops should also be duct taped. I did the race once, and these ideas certainly kept me going. It was the first running race that I wasn't last in.