Saturday, July 31, 2010


Went out this morning for a bike/run brick. I did not bring any water with me. That was bad. I didn't feel thirsty at all, but it it warm and humid out there and I sweat a lot. And now I am home and still sweating my ass off and I feel dizzy and nauseous.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Schedule fail.

OK so today was supposed to be a swimming day but it worked better schedule-wise to swim yesterday so I biked today instead.

Except yesterday after swimming laps I stayed for "Aquacycle" class, and essentially biked for an hour yesterday in the water (really, really fun). And then tomorrow is a bike/run brick.

It's not the pedaling that is a problem. It's the time spent on a bike seat. My butt still has not built up a lot of endurance for biking. Even with the new gel seat, I get sore.


Monday, July 26, 2010


I had actually stopped weighing myself a few months ago. I decided I wanted to just focus on exercise and not the number on the scale.

But then after 4th of July weekend I decided to make some major changes in my diet and I have been back on the scale to see if my efforts were making an impact.

I've lost 8 pounds in the last 3 weeks. And no calorie counting!

i suppose 8 pounds is just a drop in the proverbial bucket. But every pound I lose is one I don't have to drag around with me on race day. And 8 pounds? That's a bowling ball!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

3 Weeks To Go!

The tri is in three weeks! OMG!

I picked up a new sports bra this week. One of those cheapie uni-boob ones from Target. I figured it would be better to wear under my bathing suit. I tried it out today for my swim/bike brick. It worked fine.

It was really tough to drag my ass off the couch to go work out today. I was out late last night and slept all day and it just made me lethargic.

Of course now I am all worn out from swimming and biking. Oh well.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Yay! Friday!

No workouts scheduled today. I have never been so excited about a "rest" day. I worked really hard this week.

Got a swim/bike brick tomorrow. I think I am going to try and get some people to meet me at the beach. I can bike around the lakes then have an open-water swim and then hang out and get some sun.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Well, out of bed at least. Not sure about the awake part.

Trying to induce alertness before getting on a bike.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Place your bets...

The plan for tomorrow is to wake up early (like 6:30) and do tomorrow's bike/run brick before work and before it gets hot out.

Will I be able to drag my ass out of bed? Hm...

Monday, July 19, 2010

OK that was fun.

Decided to rest yesterday and do my bike/swim brick today instead. I have decided that bike/swim bricks are way more fun than bike/run bricks.

I biked for about an hour, timing it so I was at the gym at the end of that hour, then swam for 10 minutes, and biked home. In my wet clothes, so I can get used to the sensation (weird but tolerable).

The weather was much more pleasant than Saturday, so that helped a lot. I should have brought a gel thingy, though. I meant to but I totally forgot. I was feeling a bit shaky by the time I got home.

Overall today's workout kinda rocked.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sometimes research is confusing.

I've done a lot of reading on triathlon training and there are a LOT of differing opinions out there.

Take the whole 'brick' workout thing. The training schedule I have says that yesterday I was supposed to do a running/biking brick, then today I am supposed to have a biking/swimming brick. (then a rest day tomorrow) Except a lot of the reading I have done says never to do more than one brick a week. Weird.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

ARG!!! Frustrated.

I had a 'brick' this morning, which means I did a bike ride and then a run. Well, it was more like a bike ride followed by a long walk with brief stints of jogging mixed in. It was actually not that bad. My energy level was fine and I was not in pain or anything. I even found myself kind of liking the bike part, which is new.

But it started getting real hot towards the end and by the time I got in my apartment and under some cold running water I was kinda starting to freak out.

Some days I am not sure why I'm doing this to myself. I mean, it's not like I'm losing weight or seeing any visible results of all this pain and suffering.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

random thought

It's so easy to say to myself, I don't feel well today so I'm not going to exercise. Except I always tend to feel better after I exercise. (sometimes even if I feel like crap WHILE I am doing it)

I never used to buy the whole exercise makes endorphins which make you feel good thing. But more and more I'm finding it's true.

And lately, since I have been avoiding other chemicals (caffeiene, alchohol, fats and sugars) I feel it even more.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Home stretch

So I have a little more than 5 weeks to go. Now that the convention and my vacation are done with I've decided to really buckle down on the whole healthy eating thing for the next few weeks. It's not like I really eat that badly to begin with. But there is definitely room for improvement. Also I've decided to give up Diet Coke and alcohol until after the tri.

Yesterday was my first day with no caffeine and only eating veggies, whole grains and lean protein.

Wow, yeah. One whole day. Um... this might be harder than biking.