Wednesday, June 30, 2010

30 Mile Bike and 1 Mile Run

Today, I met the Wesely Chapel Tri Team for a 30 mile bike ride and a 1 mile run. It was so nice to get to ride and chat with my buds. :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Double Workout Tuesday

Today, I got up and did a 6.2 mile run with Holly, Jenn, and Stacey (and some others not in our regular group). It felt great!

Then, after work, the Wesley Chapel Tri Team did 10 miles and then stopped because it was lightening really badly. I was so glad to get to see everyone though as it has been too long!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

5 Mile Run

Today, Ivan, Phil, and I did the "W Loop" again in Atlanta. We did 3.75 miles outside and 1.25 on the treadmil. I topped with my .1 speed increments every .05 mile at 7.6. WOW!! That was FAST for me. :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Y in Atlanta

Today, Mike, Phil, and I went to the Y in Atlanta. We rode the stationary bikes for 45 minutes, and then I did an "almost mile" on the indoor track. The indoor track was kind of cool, but it was 16 laps to a mile. That is a lot of circling. We don't have those in Tampa as they are outside. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

5 Miles

Today, Ivan and I did the "W Loop" in Atlanta. It is 3.4 miles, and then I went inside and did 1.6 on the treadmill and started the speed at 5.3 and went up over 7! It was the fastest I had ever been on a treadmill.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Today, I did a hill workout on the stationary bike, and then I did 2 miles on the treadmill with the last half mile getting faster every .05 mile. That hill thing was HARD! I was surprised at how difficult it was, and I struggled to finish it. I was so happy to make it to the top.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Forgot Bike Helmet - DOH

Today, I went to meet the crew for a 6:30 bike ride. I arrived at 6:15, pumped my tires, got everything ready, and then as we were about to go, I realized i had no helmet. DOH. Target across the street wasn't open yet, and nobody had an extra helmet. So, i decided I would run instead. I ran 8 miles, and I felt really great. At the end, I decided to go to Target to get a helmet to have as a replacement. I rode 20 miles, and then I did a quick 1 mile run to get a brick effect. What a workout!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

5 Miles in Athens

Today, I did a 5 mile run with Liz in Athens. Nimon also came for the beginning. It was really fun. They were giving tours for the incoming freshman at UGA, so it was fun to watch. It was a bit scary to see how young the kids looked. YIKES! We ran by the stadium and I gave it the Vol curse so that the Vols will win this year. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another Y Day

Today, we got up at 4:30 again to go to the Athens Y. Liz is a machine! Yesterday, when we got there, I forgot to mention that there was nobody at the desk. On Monday when we arrived, I had called the Y to ask about coming as an out of town person and asked if I was allowed to bring a guest. They said yes. Tuesday, nobody was there, and we tried to find someone for a while. Finally, we just went in and started working out. Today we get there and again nobody is at the desk. So, we are looking around and trying to find someone. Another person comes in and says that the person working is at a computer desk around the corner in an office. So, we go there and tell her we are from out of town and that I am a member but Liz is my guest. She says no guests are allowed. I ask if she can just be a guest at the Y since she had never been. No, she cannot. Finally, I ask if there is any way that we can go ahead for today as an exception since we are there and since it is Liz's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ!). She finally says yes and lets us in.

We rode the bike for 45 minutes and then I ran 2 miles with the speed on the treadmill increasing every 0.05 miles. :) I was proud.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Double Day

Today, I got up at 4:30 AM (yes AM!!!) to go to the Y with Liz. I did 40 min on bike and 30 min in pool. Then, after work, it POURED rain, so we had to do treadmill for track workout. I did 5 800's faster than normal (6.0 and then 6.5 for last ones). Then, I did one 800 where i went as fast as I could. I upped the speed every .05 mile, and I ended up at 7.0!! For me that is a record!

The Athens Y is an old school that was converted. It was so very weird to see the Athens Y and Camp Chattooga signs up and to realize that this is THE Athens Y! :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

2 Mile Walk and 3 Mile Run

Mike, Tracey, and I walked for 2 miles today, and then I did a 3 mile run on the way back. I did make a 1 mile loop through Paw-Paw's old neighborhood. I tried to run a little harder than normal, and I almost puked at the end. From Holly and Jen, I always remind myself that this is a sign of a good workout. I said that to Mike M, and he said that we must have different definitions. :) It was really fun to spend some time with them away from all the business. :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Walk in Galveston

Today, I walked 3.8 miles with Mike, Grams, and Papa. That Grams and Papa can walk FAST. I am not a fast walker, and I had to jog several times to keep up with them. Grams said Papa walks even faster when he isn't with her. I bet he could walk as fast as I run! It was great fun to walk to Joan and John's house and to see Paw-Paw's old house. We had a fun time chatting as we walked.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Galveston Run - 5 Miles

Today, I got up and ran down from Moody Gardens to the Seawall in Galveston. I turned right and went down past the pier. It had a sign that said it would be opening again in 2010. Not so sure about that as it doesn't look close. Most of Galveston looked pretty good though. There were some newer looking buildings, but there are also a lot of boarded up ones. There were still a lot of empty slabs though too. It was sad to see those. I had forgotten that Galveston water gets this soapy foamy look as it comes into shore. ICK.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Run - 5 Miles

I got up and ran a little earlier. It was SO nice to run in less heat. It was pretty hot and humid by the end, but I never felt badly. I actually remembered that I LIKE running after today. That was a good feeling. I did 5 miles and ended with a hard burst. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Acquisition Day - COOKIES!!!, I did NO exercise. On top of that, I ate nothing but cookies. Nothing. Only cookies. We had a million calls today to talk about the "acquisition" or "merger" depending on who you talk to, and I kept wandering into the kitchen and eating a cookie (Morgan gave them as teacher presents and there were leftovers). By noon, I had eaten all 7 of them. OOPS. I didn't eat anything for the rest of the day. I am so bad at stress eating.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Swim and Brick

Today, I swam at 5:45 with Stacey, Debi, Nicole. It was a lot of fun. There were DUCKS in the water when we got there. So weird to swim in a POOL with ducks.

Tonight, Lauren came with me to my tri group for a 10 mile bike and then a little over a mile run (we tried to chicken out after a mile due to the heat but Monica pushed us to do more). :)
Thanks Lauren for coming! It was so great to see you.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Rested today as I am having some kidney stone issues again. :( Also, I am SOOOOOO sore from the tube that I am not sure i could do anything today anyway. WOW....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

5 Mile Run

Today, I did a 5 mile run, and then I swam in the ocean after riding on the new tube. I really like the new tube, but I think I am going to be sore tomorrow! The run was not as bad as I went earlier and it was a little cloudy. It was hot and humid but without the direct sun. Made a HUGE difference! I was still slow but didn't feel like I would die.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bike 39 Miles and 2 Mile Run

Today, I biked my longest ride ever - 39 miles! WOW! It felt good to break a new record. I really like the clip in pedals. They really make a difference. I am glad I got the speedplay ones too as I don't seem to be having any trouble getting in and out of them. I ran 2 at the end, and it was pretty hard in the freaking heat. Man, I do not like running in the heat. It is so weird to go from the run quikly becoming my favorite to really not liking it at all :(

After all of that, I took the kids to Boing where we jumped on trampolines for an hour - well, 45 mins was all I could handle. I did do a back flip and a front and back handspring! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Swim and Run

Today, I swam at 5:45 am. Man, I shock myself by getting up that early. I never in a million years thought I would get up so early to exercise. :) After I took Morgan to school, I ran 5 miles. It was HOT. i was supposed to do 4 pickups of 2 minutes each (meaning I run faster for 2 minutes). Since I run 5 minutes and then walk 30 seconds, I decided to wait until the last 8 intervals. I would do 5 minutes regular and then 5 minutes with the last two of them being faster, then 5 min regular, then 5 min with the last 2 being faster, etc. Well, i did that twice, and my heart rate was SO high. It took me over a minute to get it below 170. So, I decided that was a bad idea, and I just jogged the rest until the very end when I sprinted to the end. Man, it was HOTTTTTTTTTTT. I am not so sure that I am adjusting to this heat. WOW.

Garmin link here and here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

First Spin Class Ever

Tonight, Mike and I did our first spin class ever. It was hard, but I think I liked it. It seemed long as at the 30 minute point I was wondering if I could make it 30 more minutes, but then it seeemed to go pretty fast after that. That resistance is EVIL. :) Every time she would say turn it to the right, I was groaning by the end. :) She said to say in the saddle the whole time for my first time, so i did. :) I can't imagine adding standing too!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

4 Mile Run and 1700 Yards Swimming

This morning, I got up at the crack of dawn and went running with Stacey and Debi. We did 4 miles in 46 minutes. :) It was nice to run that early as it wasn't so hot.

Then, after work, we met for our group practice and swam 1700 yards.

300 easy warm up
200 - fists for 25, finish with a splash for 25, fists for 25, splash finish for 25, etc
400 easy
300 - 25 easy, 25 harder, keep repeating until 300 (not sprint but hard)
200 - 50 easy, 50 harder, repeat
100 - hard but not sprint

4 X 25 sprint

100 easy cool down

I LOVE the swim. :)