Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Last run of the year!

I love working out on the last day and first day of the year. I think it helps the old year-end on a positive note and sets the right intentions for the new year. It has been working for me for the past couple of years so I will keep it up! This year I …

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The Best Version

I am going to be very upfront in stating that I am borrowing the idea from one of my very favorite blogs – The Clothes Make the Girl. If you haven’t checked this blog out yet, you really should. She has fantastic recipes but mostly I go back for her thought-provoking posts. My post today …

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New week – back to work!

Last week was a great training week. I loved having the time to focus on working out hard, recovering hard and eating well. Weekly totals: Run: 30.68 miles Bike: 80.28 miles Strength training: 2 hours total Yoga/Stretch/foam roll: 3 hours total, maybe more because I did a lot of random things Although I enjoyed a …

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Celebration Friday?

Not so much. I was looking forward to posting a recap of my awesome training week but everything is darkened by the tragedy in Connecticut. No, there is nothing I can do about it but I am deeply saddened. I was going about my day today enjoying my day off, riding my bike with my …

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Training Camp: Day 4

Today was a total training day – I did nothing but eat, rest and train! I think I could get used to this lifestyle… too bad I am not fast enough at any of my sports to actually make money! My day today: 5:30: coffee 6:30: kettlebell workout and mobility 7:00 3 egg omelete with …

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Training Camp Week!

When I signed back up with Coach Katie I told her that I had off of work this week and wanted a little “training camp”. I have seen her post training camps for her Ironman athletes and wanted a bit of my own. What does training camp mean? Double duty most days – 6 days …

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Celebration Friday

Happy Friday! What a great week… things came together and I feel revived physically and mentally. I have had a bit of a fog over me for a while and I am not sure why although I am going to guess…. lack of consistent, intense exercise. FOr the past few months I have been doing …

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Three days in…

I am three days into my new training season and I am so sore I am having trouble sitting on the toilet! I am really in for it! It is the bike workouts on the trainer that have been tough. Lots of intervals in big gears and high RPM’s. I am supposed to be pedaling …

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Sore!

So, the level of soreness I have today really illustrates how LITTLE I have been doing. Or, perhaps DOING, but with less intensity than I should have been. I woke up this morning and as soon as my feet hit the ground I knew it was going to be a rough day. And, if there …

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Augusta Half Ironman – Training Day 1

I am actually NOT going to count down everyday until the race on September 29th – that would be a bit much. Plus, I have learned some lessons over the year… I am not putting all my hopes and dreams into one race! Yes, this is a huge goal for me and I am excited …

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