Looking Ahead

This morning I road on a stationary bike at my gym. Due to a few schedule issues I had to rearrange a few workouts this week. One thing for sure, that bike has more challenging programs than mine at home. I road for 45 minutes and got in 13.4 miles for an average of  17.9... Continue Reading →

Getting Stronger

I woke up this morning with a familiar pain I actually liked. My legs were aching just a bit, the feeling I get the next day after I race and run hard. It had been two weeks since I had run over 3 miles and the feeling was a reminder that I am getting back... Continue Reading →

To Tell the Truth

I was good today and didn't race. And I was honest. While it was cold, the rain stayed away this morning. I met my training partner and her boyfriend at the race location and we went together to get our race bibs. I made sure to put my bib in my backpack and I gave... Continue Reading →

Will Power

It is a good thing it is going to be in the mid 30's and rainy tomorrow morning. Because if it turns out to be a sunny day, it will be nearly impossible to keep me from running the 10 mile race. James Brown keeps singing in my head "I feel good." That is how... Continue Reading →

Alright

Today I learned quite a bit about my body. I started the day with a 7:00 appointment for a biometric screening. My employer sponsored it and I get $350 toward my HSA, so I was more than willing to participate. I first had my finger pricked and blood drawn to get my cholesterol, triglyceride and... Continue Reading →

Joy in the Day

I am making progress. That makes me joyful. So it is a good day. This morning I swam 2,500 meters and did flip turns for my 800 meter warm up. It felt good to flip and my pace is improving. It was an endurance set and I decided not to flip in the main set.... Continue Reading →

Runner’s High

The thrill I got from running the mere half mile last night lasted all day today. I felt great when I woke up, my ankle is continuing to improve and I was energized to swim. I did not want to push it - literally - so I was careful swimming when I pushed off the... Continue Reading →

Flock of Seagulls

This morning I swam. It was a good swim and I started with gently pushing off the wall with both feet as I swam my warm up. It went well, so when I pulled I incorporated flip turns. Oh how I missed them and it was fun to flip. I was careful to not push... Continue Reading →

Joys of a Child

Remember the joy of a child successfully spelling the alphabet for the first time? Well that is how I felt today when I was able to spell out the alphabet with circular motions using my sprained ankle while soaking in the hot tub after my swim this morning. All done without pain. I had little... Continue Reading →

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