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Facing the music

Today is weigh in and I feel like the Goodyear Blimp. I'm not sure exactly why though I have a couple of ideas.

At home I do not drink enough water. At work I have 3 - 1 liter bottles that I keep in the fridge and it's my goal to go through them every day. As I finish one I sit it on the counter so I know I'm done with it. At the end of the day I refill the bottles and start over the next day. Usually I get at least 2 1/2 of them down. Most days I get 3 but never less then 2. At home I just don't do that. I have a water cooler, that doesn't help. I have an extra fridge that is stocked with water bottles, that doesn't help. So I've come up with yet another plan. This one is more closely related to what I do at work so I'm hoping it will work.

I went out and purchased 2 - 1 liter water bottles that look like bottles from the water cooler but with a handle and a drinking spout. My goal is to finish both of them on days I'm home. I figure I…

Hmmm.....

even when I'm good I don't feel great.

I have not been feeling great this week. I've had the headache thing going on but I've also felt fat and bloated. Today I was careful to eat really well and drink tons of water. I still feel all bloated. There may be other things going on here, but I'm not sure. Anyway, tomorrow we are going to Chili's for lunch and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for dinner. I will make the best possible choices, but I don't think it's going to help my bloated feeling. Sunday I may fast. I have to think about it. Anyway, right now I have a date with the couch. Jeez, I'm tired.....

Sometimes things go right

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So, now that I've made the decision to get an elliptical - the hunt is on. I haunted Craigslist and found a couple of possibilities. I had also stopped at Sears and looked at what they had. They had a nice Preform on sale for $249, regular price was $565. That was a pretty good deal but they had none in stock and wouldn't be able to get one until 8/29. And this was a close out so it's possible there were no more left already. Hmmm.....bummer.....

Then, over on the side all by itself, I see this nice elliptical. It had a tag on it for $199. Huh???? I asked about it and the lady said they lost the power cord so you could only use it manually. Initially I said bummer, and walked on. Then I thought about it, went back and got the make and model number.

Last night I went on line and found the manufacturers website and found the cord. It was $30. Sweet. I'm getting an elliptical. Then, as I'm trying to order, I noticed the drop down menu of states has no Hawai…

A day in the life....

I took the day off today. I've had a headache on and off for a couple of weeks now. I take ibuprofen and it usually helps. Yesterday at work, I stood up from a chair and the headache hit me, like a bat in the head. All day I could feel it. Last night I hardly slept because of it and nothing seemed to help at all. So I called in sick today and headed off to the doctor to see what's going on. Turns out they think I have a low grade sinus infection. When they said that I thought back to when this started and realized it all began with a horrible swimming day when I got lots of water up my nose and it all drained out hours later when I bent over to pick something up. Every since then my sinuses have never been right and this headache has been a fairly constant companion. They put me on some antibiotics and think that will be the end of it. Keep your fingers crossed.

I came to a couple of decisions today. First, I'm probably not going to do anymore triathlons this yea…

Where have all the bloggers gone???

Roman over at Everyman Triathlon did a great post today on bloggers that have moved on. No, they did not die (at least I hope not) they have either stopped posting or made their blogs private or whatever. Some we know why, The Big Kahuna has moved on to bigger and better things like a book deal. Bolder used triathlon as a transition through a painful period of his life and is now moving on to other adventures. Others it's not so clear what happened. They just stopped blogging or disappeared completely. It's kind of sad really.

When I first started blogging these were the people I found. I stumbled into the triathlon bloggers and it was great. There was a lot of inspiration and camaraderie to be found there. It's sad to see people you feel you know, just fall by the wayside. It's a lot like losing touch with friends in real life. Things change, people change, you drift apart and the next thing you know it's years since you've thought of that person. But …

Back to the workouts.....

or lack thereof. So Saturday I got a copy of Red Carpet Ready Workout. I've read a couple people who have done it and liked it and I was looking for something different, this seemed to fit the bill. I downloaded it on Saturday and read it. It's pretty straight forward, strength and cardio. I decided on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday for strength with Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for cardio with swimming. The cardio is intervals and only 30 minutes so I would swim after. Sounded like a great idea.

Sunday morning I headed out to the studio with my handy dandy little book and started my workout. None of the moves seemed particularly hard, but I took it easy anyway. I haven't done any strength training in a while and didn't want to hurt myself. Towards the end of my workout my legs were feeling noodly. That's a little odd, for me anyway, as normally my muscles don't feel it until later or the next day. But there was definitely some weak feelings. As I …