Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Words for Wednesday - Motivation

Here is a picture of my little red book of motivation. I hope that you all enjoy the Words for Wednesday posts as much as I enjoy sharing them with you. So without further delay here are my Words for Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Words for Wednesday

Most people do a Wordless Wednesday but I want to try something different. Several years ago I started a book of inspiration and wisdom. I carry it around with me and should probably read it more often than I do. I want to share some of this great info with all of you. Most of these words in my book do not have the author with them.(Sorry!) I just jot down things I like. So here is my first Words for Wednesday post.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Fun Food Day

Hope you don't mind a break in programming. Today I had such a fun food day that I just have to share. This morning for breakfast we had Voodoo donuts. One of my coworkers went to Portland, OR and brought us back some awesome donuts. I got the chocolate cake coconut donut and the Voodoo donut. They were both really yummy!

Here is a pic of some of the other donuts that she picked up from there. They have donuts covered in fruit loops, captain krunch and cocoa puffs.

For lunch there was a food truck near work and we decided to brave the threatning weather and head out in search of the truck for some grub. We hunted down the Miso Yummy Truck!

We split the Hot Momma Fries and the Crunchy Seaweed Roll. Both were out of this world and I would totally get them again.

If that wasn't enough when I got home last night we had Greek food. I heart this food so much. The hubby made homemade flat bread and chicken shwarma. We had it with roasted red pepper hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and tzatziki. We had falafel but forgot to warm it up... bummer.

So I hoped you enjoyed my break in workout posts to see my awesome food day.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Week - Clean Slate

It is the beginning of a new week and I am in need of a fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning. You get the drift. Since I am no longer training for a specific race it is hard to stay motivated to follow my triathlon plan that I had set to my race date. With that in mind I am going to switch gears and start anew on a couch to 5K plan since running is my weekest part of the triathlon breakdown. If I get in a bike or a swim then I will count that as bonus. In the Spring I will pick back up with my triathlon plan for a race in April or so once the race events start coming out. I am working on a training plan now but if anyone has a great plan they would like to send me I would love it. Also I have the P90X program and have been itching to do it. Anyone done this before? Did you have good results? What kind of shape do you need to be in to start? Also if you have any suggestions on other plans or programs that are good to do with a family I am interested.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I am feeling SNOTTY!

I do mean that literally! I have been congested all week long. I have some sort of lovely virus. ICKY! Another week almost gone and I don't have any real workouts done off my plan since I swam last weekend. I am surrounded by a mountain of kleenex! Here is to a better week to come. Hope you are all feeling fine and ready to enjoy your weekend... I keep hearing the song in my head - "Make Way for Noddy!" but instead of Noddy the word Snotty.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I Swam!

Even with my crazy weekend of visitors and son's birthday I still managed to get in not one but two days of swimming. Nothing impressive but some activity is better than none at all. The swim on Saturday was nice. I got to swim with my sister. I miss the days when we used to swim for hours and hours. It just felt comfortable swimming next to her. We did that a lot growing up. It would have been better with some lane ropes in the pool but I am not complaining. Yesterday we had the pool to ourselves the whole time we were there. My son learned how to do a flip turn or should I say he is working on it. Not mastered yet but getting better. I love to watch my kids enjoy the water!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lights Out at 10pm!

Tonight it took everything I had to make me get out and run. We had some late stuff come up so we didn't end up finishing dinner until around 9pm and by the time I got all ready to head out for the run it was 9:40. I don't mind running at night. We have a school by the house that is very well lit. It would be better to have someone to run with but I don't mind doing it by myself. I do find that when I haven't run for a bit I have to work harder to make myself not throw in the towel for every little thing. That thing tonight was when I found out that the lights go out at the school at 10PM. I was thinking that I could totally pull off a nice walk/run at the pace I was going 4 minutes run/ 3 minutes walk when total blackness fell upon the road. It is pretty crazy to be running in the bright light one minute to almost full blackness the next and right now there is no moon out either. On a positive note I did notice that I could see more stars than usual and I love to look up at the stars and day dream while I run. I found myself wanting to throw in the towel as soon as the lights went out but I told myself that I was tired of excuses to cut the run short. I wanted to finish it tonight and not have to quit early for something beyond my control. I just kept on going putting one foot in front of the other until I reached my 35 minutes.So here is to another night of running under my belt. Hope you had a great workout today too! Questions: What do you think about to keep you moving? What makes you want to throw in the towel?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Swim - Check!

So this last week with the toe thing and my littlest getting sick just sent my week 4 training down the drain. There was one thing I could mark off my list little thing.

That's right everybody. I made it to the pool and swam a few laps. The big news of the day however was that my son finally made it all the way across the pool without stopping! It occurred to me today that since I am no longer training to a specific date but instead a readiness. I am going to make the executive decision to repeat week 4 this week. Here is to a better week of training to all!