Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sprint TRI Lessons #1

Today I did a "practice" triathlon out at Lake Mead with XCELL and was totally surprised by the results. Lesson learned:

1. I can run after biking almost 14 miles!
2. I can bike after swimming 800 meters!
3. I will finish IronGirl!
4. Wet suits make open water swimming 1000% better!
5. Pack an inhaler on my bike and in my water bottle for the run (oh, and...).
6. Don't forget a water bottle for the run!
7. Body Glide behind my knees too.
8. Oops! Need a goofy TRI suit so I can wear a sports bra. Running in a bathing suit without one..not recommended!
9. Climbing harder than you ever have before makes you soar faster than before!
10. I love to TRI!!!!

Finishing time: 2:14:34 (800meter swim, 13.4mi bike, 1.5mi run)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Training Scedule 3/14-2/20

Sunday: Bike 13miles
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Swim 350 & Body Pump@7:00
Wednesday: BRICK Bike 30 & Run 20
Thursday: Run 20 & Pilates@6:30
Friday: Swim 350 & Spin@4:15
Saturday:Cirque duSoleil 5K

Slow Fat Triathlete

I have been slacking on this blog but am totally excited by one of my newest inspirations, The Slow Fat Triathlete, to blog my experiences, log my training, and race results. OMGoodness! If you are slow fat future triathlete, you've got to read this book! I am encouraged and ready to go! I even joined the Las Vegas Tri Club just this morning to get myself even more motivated! Jayne Williams- I am a fan!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fat Boy 5K - Fun Run!

This is definitely one of my favorite runs of the year. Not because of the donuts, brats, and beer after the race. . . but because they actually take time off my total for my giant ass! They take off a second per pound. For me that equaled 3 whole minutes and 28 seconds! HOORAY! Although that really doesn't count for much since the same people still win (they get to take the time off too) It still gives me some vindication for running at my size! OH! And I almost forgot. The T-shirt is hilarious! Who wouldn't wanna run with a giant beer gut Elvis on a T!

Also, what was great about this run was that my honey was doing it with me! Although he wasn't really "with me" most of the time. I loved seeing his face at the finish line waiting for me!

Race Results: 39:33 (my real time 43:01)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

love to run IN THE RAIN!

Is started out gray but the rain hadn't set it for the Run For A Wish 5K. My friend Katie and I kept moving to stay warm. Then right as the starting gun sounded so did the RAIN! It was great! It was like an adventure to slosh through the puddles and kick up the rocks and I pumped through the streets. I think I may try some more trail running after this!

Race Results: unbelievably slower than last time even though I had the rain to keep me cool 42:30 Average pace time 13:43 per mile

Monday, January 18, 2010

Diet Dee-lish Dish

I signed myself up for Weight Watchers and lost 1.6 pounds this week! I am liking their newer program using "filling foods" (which is basically the old core/flex plan combined).

At my meeting someone plugged Egg Mugs from Sounded like an interesting quick and easy breakfast (or snacktime) meal so I gave it a try and YUM! I tried the Pizza Egg Mug but want to try the spinach and feta one next week. . .

2 tbsp. canned crushed tomatoes
1/8 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
6 slices turkey pepperoni (like the kind by Hormel), chopped
1/2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Season crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning and set aside.

Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and cheese wedge, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute.

Stir gently, and then microwave for another 30 seconds.

Mix in seasoned tomatoes and pepperoni. Microwave for another 30 seconds, until scramble is just set.

Stir lightly, and then sprinkle with grated topping. Allow to cool a bit, and then ENJOY!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

SLOW POKE...That's me!

Ran a rather depressing 5k today.
I haven't ran that slow in over a year. YUCK!
Better hit that pavement a bit more...

P.S. Did I mention I gained 28 pounds since my half-marathon
in September? I wonder...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010