31 July 2010

Completely exhausted

That's pretty much how I've been this week. The first week back is tough. After 7 weeks of sleeping in, napping if I felt like it, relaxing the hot afternoons away, reading books....then to jump back into actually working 8 hours a day - yikes!!! But thankfully it was not as bad as last year. For a month or so last year I was completely wiped out. Just totally exhausted. It was horribly. I don't know how I could be that tired and still continue to function.

Now I have this race to consider. I need to train, at least a little. I just went and checked the website because I panicked just a little. I thought it was a 10k run but it's only a 5k - easy. I can walk 3.2 miles.... Swimming, I need to start swimming...how am I going to do that? I'm thinking of racing down to Waikiki after school twice a week or so and swim at Queen's. That's where the race is so I could get used to it. Actually no! I'll go to Kailua and swim that way I won't run into any traffic going home. Okay, that's the swim. What if I rode the stationary bike for now and took my bike out on the weekends?? Then I need to mix in some running. Okay, here's what I'm thinking....running and biking in the mornings for 30 minutes..swimming in the evenings a couple of times a week. We are only talking a sprint triathlon and while I'm not in any shape at all, I know I can do a sprint right now. Okay, that's the game plan. Whew!! I feel better :)

28 July 2010


Yesterday we had a teacher work day at school and they served us lunch which included, among other things, beer.  I had one.  Only one I swear!!!  Sitting there talking with another teacher and we got talking about the Na Wahine Triathlon.  It's for women only.  All her brothers do triathlons and they are trying to get her to do one.  Having done it a few times I was telling her all about it and really how fun it is.  Well, not only did she decide to do it I talked myself right into it.  Huh???  WTH???  Am I crazy???  That's 45 days!!! Have I completely lost my mind??? I need to get moving.  I need some new shoes.  Side note:  I would really love to get those mbt shoes. I've seen the Masai in Africa and I'm wondering if those shoes would really work?? Anyway, I need to get some running, biking, and swimming in. Now!!!

In other news, I've noticed something really strange. If I don't eat I lose all interest in food. Seriously. The less I eat the less I want. But, I get sleepy and grumpy without eating. Interesting.....

Forward progress

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