Helping each other keep on track with the goals we've set for ourselves.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Two in a row!

I was sore today from running yesterday. It didn't even occur to me to work out. (duh!) But Steve offered to put the kids to bed so I could go running and work through the soreness. A storm had just passed through and the weather was perfect for a run. You just don't turn down an offer like that! I went 2 miles in just under 23 min. I'm happy with that.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Positive day

I went running this morning. The sad part is that I haven't actually gone running outside in a long time (I can't remember how long -- perhaps not since the road race.) However, the other sporadic exercise I've been doing seems to be having some effect because I really actually ran most of it! I went a mile before I slowed to a walk. (Usually I just go down the block before I want to slow to a walk.) The iPod shuffle was a major contributor to being able to continue running. I really like it. And I went 3 miles in 36 min. Not too bad. If I can do that in the Tri (after swimming and running) I'll be more than pleased.
Then I spent the afternoon on landscaping -- lots of physical work. I'm exhausted.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Not so inspiring

Ok, i can't resist. Maybe inspiring in a different way.

more cat pictures

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Inspiring story

This is an inspiring story about a woman who lost 83 lbs in less than 10 months and trained for a triathlon. She used hard work and lots of support from family and friends to do it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pool etiquette, or lack thereof

I need to vent. My girlfriend and I, who are trying to train for a triathlon in 5 weeks (eek!) went to the pool today for a workout. We have to call no more than 2 days in advance to reserve a 1 hour block in the childcare room. The room books up on Fridays, so you've got to call first thing in the morning. Ok, so we got a slot. I was running a little bit late (kids) and my friend, even later because her 6 mo. old was actually taking a long nap and she didn't want to wake him too soon. So by the time I got to the pool, the time was ticking on our workout because we only get the time reserved, even if we're late. The pool was having family time, which meant that only 2 of the 4 lanes were available for lap swimming. Anyhoo... I got there right after 2 older women (who were together) entered the pool and each took a lane. I proceeded to enter the pool and waited at one end for the woman to swim back and asked her if she had a preferred side for splitting the lane. She just said, "Oh, I can't share a lane." She outright refused to share a lane because it would interfere with her workout. Are you kidding me? I've never heard of someone refusing to share a lane. I stormed off to the front desk to ask what the gym's policy is on lane sharing. "You can share a lane..." Of course I CAN share a lane, but what do I do if someone won't share a lane? Basically, she said, they won't make anyone do anything -- a totally non committal answer. When my friend arrived, seeing that I was fuming, decided to try to talk to the women and to appeal to their common courtesy by telling them that our kids were in the childcare room and we had very limited time. You won't believe what the response was to that. "I don't have kids." No kidding. I gotta say, the word that kept entering my mind over and over and over was b****. Anyway, luckily for us, shortly thereafter, the 2-lane area where the families were swimming cleared out and we were able to swim there (sharing it with another swimmer and offering it to a 4th who opted to wait for an open lane,) and luckily no other families came to swim until we were done. I looked up "pool etiquette" on the web and I could only find rules for how to actually share, but nothing on what to do if someone won't share and nothing that said you could refuse! Why are people so inconsiderate? And I can say, that after my 3 month membership is up, I won't ever re-join that health club because they did nothing to facilitate my time time there! (Perhaps if they come out with a pool etiquette policy, I'd be willing to consider it.)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Plugging away

Weighed in at Curves yesterday, and lost a miniscule (but measurable) amount of weight. I keep having to tell myself I feel better when I go - I've lost all momentum since Memorial Day. And this week and next will be a little wierd. William is out of school sooner than JC and Rachel, so I'll have two regular Curves days that he'll be home and they won't, which makes it hard to go. And I scheduled all the doctor and dentist appoinments for the next two weeks, so it'll be a little wierd.

I still haven't figured out the 3 weeks that JC will be a camp. I may try to hook up with Curves friends who also need babysitters and we'll alternate days or something. But if I can keep any sort of momentum over the summer that will be good.

Doesn't help that it's SO DARN HOT here. They actually sent the kids home from school early yesterday, and will again today because of the heat. Snow days I understand, but these are my first heat days! But it's brutal. Betting the front tonight will have wicked thunderstorms, given our heat and humidity!

Friday, June 6, 2008

June Flu

Honestly, it started at the end of May, but I still feel like crap and it's JUNE! I can't believe I really got the flu, but I got the aches and pains and total exhaustion and conjunctivitis (pink eye) and sore throat to prove it. I've been fighting it since last Friday, but two days in bed (not consecutive, I am a MOM after all) and lots of cat naps later, I'm still tired. The sore throat is getting better, and so is the pink eye (or at least I'm optimistic).

I just want to get better before we go on vacation. Partially because it'll be more fun if I don't feel like crap, but mostly because I need some energy to get us packed to go!

Sometimes I feel like I can't catch a break.

Monday, June 2, 2008


Well, since my post last week about swimming a 1/2 mile I've gotten NO exercise. And I've been eating poorly, to say the least. I think I've put back on about 2 or so lbs. Help! Steve was away most of the week and I'm so tired at night that I pass out in front of the TV so quickly, I never get to the workout or any of the other tasks on the to do list, for that matter. I'm feeling pretty unhappy with myself. Ugh!