05 January 2007


Energy = mass x speed of light(in a vacuum). Unfortunately, we don't live in a vacuum, or at least I don't. Otherwise my mass would have a huge amount of energy associated with it. But, in the earth's gravity, no so much. Trust me, I do have a point here.

I jumped out of bed this morning raring to go. Don't know why exactly. For the past few weeks I've been in bed by 9 p.m. and asleep by 9:10 :) I've done this on purpose because getting up in the morning is so tough for me (I'm sure I'm the only one it's hard for :). So by going to bed earlier I make getting up early that much easier. And it's worked.

So last night was a new episode of ER and I wasn't too tired so I stayed up and watched it. I went to bed at 10p.m. a little nervous that I wouldn't get up in the morning. But I actually woke up 1/2 an hour before my alarm was to go off. Cool.

So I got up, made coffee, protein shake, got ready and was out the door 10 mins early. Cool.

Sidenote: I am such an idiot sometimes. I've been going to the Y to do my run before swimming. But sometimes the treadmills aren't available and it would tick me off. Or sometimes the people are late and it isn't opened as early as I'd like. This morning I realized that I could run outside, I didn't need a treadmill when I had the great outdoors. DOH!!!!!!

I got to the Y early and they were open already so I jumped on a treadmill and did my run.

After that I headed off to the pool. This week was just swimming, nothing fancy, just swimming. I decided to do 1000m to kind of get a base as to where I am now. Okay, I suck!!! 1000 m = 28:07. I suck!!! But at least there's nothing to do but get better :) I ended up doing some drills and sprints and stuff because I realized I have a lot of work to do may as well start now. I ended up swimming a total of 1500 m in 42 minutes. Yeah, I got it, I suck.

I ended up getting out of the pool because I was getting tired (right, I suck) and it was time I needed to get going. So I head to the showers and as I'm showering I'm thinking to myself , wow, I just have a ton of energy. I can't believe it. So I started thinking about it.

I don't know if I've lost weight as I have not stepped on a scale since Christmas, but I feel thinner and lighter. I'm eating healthy, whole food and it's really starting to show. I have not had sugar since Christmas, wait that's not true. I haven't had any sugar in 6 days and I'm starting to lose the addiction. I had all fruit jelly for breakfast and I'm waiting to see how it hits me. I just feel like I have tons and tons of energy. I feel like I can run, swim, bike and not even blink an eye. I love this feeling.

So, since I don't live in a vacuum, in order to increase energy I must reduce my mass. It seems to be working.


Dr. Iron TriFeist :) said...

Just stop it with the "I suck" stuff already. You don't suck. Those times are faster than my first 3 seasons in triathlon, so there. You're attacking your limiters and getting it done.

No more "I suck" comments, OK?

On a different note, going to bed by 9 makes a big difference for me, too. Going to bed that early is a pain, though.

angelfish24 said...

I'm just sitting here going, 'how much is 1000m?' and asking my hubby. Still didn't figure it out. I'm sure you are not as slow as I am. I've been swimming 1/2 mile and I know I'm slow but you know what at least we're doing it! And the times will get better. That's why I'm a little scared w/ the the mini tri this year that I will be so slow, the slowest of all. But I have to just keep reminding myself that at least I will be doing it and not sitting home on the couch.

As for resolutions, no, I don't do them. Now goals are a different thing to me. Resolution have always been made vaguely like "I will get healthy or I will lost weight" and then easily broken in years past. Now, my goals, I have written down since last May on what I want to accomplish but I suppose some new ones are in order now. You are doing great with your training, give yourself credit. You seem like one determined woman that I can only apire to be.

angelfish24 said...

I meant aspire to be!!

Vickie said...

Its hard to believe that once you break the sugar habit you actually have more energy. Everything that is supposed to give you energy has sugar in it, in one form or another, yet it drains your energy I think because we become so dependent on it.

Keep working on your swim. As you said, it can only get better, especially if you are consistent. Even if you don't get faster, you will still get better.

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