Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hey There!

Didn't really know what to say so I thought I would just say "Hello!" If you read my blog just take a minute to let me know by saying "Hello!" I hope you all have a wonderful week. Will try to have a real post of substance soon. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday Update

No workout on Tuesday cause I found out I had pink eye. Yep eye started getting goopy Monday night so I started medicating right away and was confirmed by the doc next morning. So I didn't think the swim would be a good idea. 
Moved up my appointment with Nina from Thursday to tonight. Worked out really hard. I did 3 circuits= total body. I did leg press, flies with tubing, leg extension, tubing squat walks, situps and several rounds on the elliptical. Overall it was a really good workout. 
Now I just have to get the Tri workout done. I am behind on that part. So I am switching my rest day to Tuesday and will tri to do my bike jog combo tomorrow and my swim and jog on friday. I think that will make up for what I have missed so far. I just need to make sure it all gets done. 
Getting really nervous. At this point I was thinking I should sit down and take stock and plan for next year's race season. Get some goal races and come up with some training plans. 

Monday, September 22, 2008

3 Weeks and Counting

There are 3 weeks until the Try Andy's Tri. I am going to see what I can do. I spent 2 weeks doing jack with Hurricane Ike making a visit when I should have been riding Ike the Bike. Oh well! Looking ahead tonight I went to the gym and Nina worked my booty off. Which is exactly what I need cause I got a lot of junk in my trunk. I will probably not be able to lift a finger or get up from my chair at work since I spent Sunday cleaning limbs and leaves and fence out of my yard all day and worked out today. The great feeling of sore muscle accomplishment. 
For my 3 week training plan I am going to complete Weeks 10-12 on my original plan even though I know my running (I mean trotting) is not where it should be. I will walk it if I have to. This weeks training:
Monday- Trainer & 20 min jog
Tuesday - 48 laps (1200 yards) swim 
Wednesday- 30 min bike, 20 min jog, 30 min bike, 15 min jog
Thursday- 45 min jog
Friday- Rest
Saturday- 90 min Bike, Swim sets 10 x 100 with 1:00 rest
Sunday- 2 min jog, 2 min walk repeater for 45-60 min

Sometime before the race I need to practice swimming in open water atleast once. Maybe this coming weekend I can convince Josh to make a trip to the lake. 

Now my big goal for the rest of the year is to lose 20-30lbs by my 33rd. Wouldn't it be nice to lose 33lbs from now to my 33rd. I will have to do the math on that one but that would be pretty cool. I believe that is 3lbs per week for the next 11 weeks. That isn't unreasonable. 

On a very personal note I want to thank everyone who checked in on us over the past week and half. All of the thoughts and prayers really meant a great deal. We are blessed. A special thank you to my aunt and uncle who let us stay at their place for a week. To all of the disaster relief workers and volunteers in every capacity.... Thanks a Million!!! 

Saturday, September 13, 2008


We headed out Thursday morning to Louisiana to visit family while Ike decided to visit our house in League City, TX. It has been nice catching up with everyone, but watching the news has been very painfull. We really worried about the house, business and friends. Also how bad the weather would get here. Happy to report:
1. Weather did not get too bad here in Roanoke, LA. Strong wind and a little power outtage for @ 4 hours.
2. The only damage that we know of so far to our house is a tree in the back yard and our fence are both down.
3. The business appears to be in great shape.
4. Friends have so far reported in and are doing well and also have not much damage.
Overall we have been very blessed. Thank you to all who have been thinking and praying for us.
Now we wait to find out when we can return and pick up the pieces.

Note: Some of you suggested that I name my bike Ike. I think I will do that as a reminder of how big that bugger was and how lucky we were. Thanks again!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Did I say crazy?

I know that I am crazy for signing up for the Try Andy's Tri Sprint Triathlon mid October, but I thought why not. Actually I could think of a lot of why nots. So I figured since I was crazy I had better stop being lazy and get off my duff. Tonight after getting back from a work fun function I decided it was time to hop on my bike trainer for a little ride in the 100° garage. While hooking up the bike I did find a fan to at least circulate the hot air around in the garage. So I got it all hooked up, aired up, helmet on, shoes on and off we went... well sort of. I rode for 20 min. I had wanted to do 30 but it was just too dad gum hot in there. I am just thrilled that I got on the bike. I need to really get after it these next 5 weeks though or else. So wish me luck as I continue to get used to my new ride in the garage safely strapped to a trainer where I can clip in, clip out till my heart's content without risk of falling. I guess I should take my new wheels out on the road soon. Maybe this weekend if we don't get hit by Ike. I need to name my bike. Any ideas? 

Friday, September 5, 2008

Enough Already...

I know you are all tired of hearing the weight talk, but too bad. I have more to say. I started off this month with a goal to lose 10lbs for the month. I know a lofty goal but I signed up for Quadrathon's Worth the Weight Challenge and I wanted to do well. I am competitive with myself by nature. I like having goals even if I don't meet them it motivates me. So the challenge ends this Sunday and drum roll..... Right now after starting the WOE I am only 1lb from making the 10lb mark for the month. I am super excited. Now I just have to keep up the momentum till Sunday. I think I can... I think I can....I know I can. 
On another note: Went to meet my trainer last night at 8pm, had the time down wrong. I arrived at 7:40pm (early) for what I thought was an 8pm appointment, ended 7:40pm (late) for a 7pm appointment. Oooops! So I talked to Nina (my trainer) for a few minutes. She actually told me my face looked thinner. Yet another spot those pounds are coming from. After our chat I headed over to the treadmill for a nice 2.5 mile jog/walk. Felt pretty good. Once I got home though, Boy was I sore. Soaked in a salty tub and man do I feel better this morning. 

One final thing I promise. This morning at 6:30am my cell phone goes off with a text message. It is my buddy Josh Reno telling me that they opened some more spots for the Try Andy's Tri. Got mixed feelings cause 1. I know he is counting on me to do it. 2. He has been training and I have been slacking. 3. Did I say I have been slacking. So after a guilt trip of my own I am not going to pass up the opportunity to sign up. Now I have to get my butt in gear. Cause I have a little over a month to get ready. Any body got any crash Sprint Triathlon training plans for a slow poke. 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where did it come from?

A mystery and I know how everyone loves a mystery. Ok so over the past couple I have lost about 7-8lbs and am working on more. I am excited about those lbs and happy to say that I am down a total of 10 since Viv's challenge that was back in June. The mystery part comes in with the measurements. My trainer measured me when I started working with her in May and then she measured me again the other night. So when I jumped on the band wagon with my buds and the WOE (Way of Eating: For more info on that check out Jodie's blog.) I did my measurements after the first week. Barely any change from my month previous measurements... I mean numbers almost exactly the same. So I went back to look at what the trainer had me down measuring. The only place I have a significant loss of inches....
You would think my booty right (Nope!) Even though I do have enough junk in my trunk.
So then you might think my chest (Nope!) Usually the first place I lose and the last place I need to lose.
My big loss of inches... MY NECK! How weird is that.
So the mystery is where did those 7-8lbs come from. I can't imagine them coming all off of my neck. I guess places I am not measuring...my ears, my fingers and toes, my forearms. Wouldn't it be nice if you could will the extra poundage to actually come of the really visible places first. Like my ghetto booty and spare tire. Oh well. I have a new and improved neck!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Gustav & Grandparents

Sorry I haven't posted lately but between Hurricane Gustav and the visiting Grandparents that evacuated from the storm....my house has been crazy. Think we will only have company a couple more days. Not much going on to report for the Labor Day Weekend. Lots of family time. We went to the beach yesterday. My little guy had a blast and it was a beautiful day to play in the sand. Can't wait to have my house back to normal and get back to my routine.