Showing posts from July 9, 2006

So many things running through my head right now.

First, the fun stuff. Last night was packet pick-up for the Tinman (do not ask me why it was on a Wednesday night, it makes no sense to me). Anyway, most races here they don't give swag, you get a t-shirt and you'll be happy about it. So this is what we got:

There is of course the obligatory t-shirt, who can't use another water bottle, and a race belt. I'm very excited about the race belt since I didn't have one and seemed to keep forgetting to pick one up. It's one of those things I would think about as I was getting ready for a race and then promptly forget it after the race was over, so I'm stoked.

There will also be finisher's shirts and medals - woohoo!!!!

In reading the race rules last night I got a little freaked out though. The start is in waves and I'm in the 2nd wave. That's good in that I don't have to wait long. That's bad cause there's 3 waves behind us. The swim being the hardest part (mentally) for me, I've begun some…

Extreme Makeover - Home Edition

I've been doing a lot of deep thinking and soul searching lately. I've been working on my inner dialogue and trying to work out what is really important to me, what I really, really want. It's not been easy and it's not been perfect but I think I have a handle on it.

I want:

To finally lose these last 25 lbs and reach my desired goal weight. To be able to "race" and not just participate in tris. It would be nice if I could place in my age group once in a while. These are what I really, really want as far as my health and fitness go. It's that simple, and it's that hard. So, mulling these around in my head for a few days I think I've come up with a plan that will take me where I want to go. Over the last couple of months I've gotten into the habit of training and eating right , so I think I'm ready to take it to the next level. Weight Loss:I know how to do this. I know what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. For the past few weeks I…

Monday, Monday....

It's overcast and rainy this morning and is making me feel blah..........

Had a good weekend though. Saturday I biked to WW and then ran 6 miles. Okay, huge nutritional mistake. I did not drink much water Friday and ate no breakfast on Saturday. About 4 miles into my run I totally bonked. I ended up walking the remaining miles. It was nice though. I was in downtown Kailua when I bonked so I had lots of little shops to look at as I walked. I got back showered, and proceeded to fall asleep till hubby was ready to go to lunch. By then I was starving.

Sunday I got up and drove to Ala Moana to swim. I did 1000m in 27:24. Actually, since I've lost all ability to sight in open water, I think I went about 1200m. I could not swim a straight line to save my soul yesterday. I was also supposed to ride the Tinman bike course but it was really windy and I totally wimped out. Oh well, next week.

This morning I got up and went swimming even though the weather made me want to stay in bed.

My Iron…