Friday, July 11, 2008

THe Weigh-In Week 56

218.2. That is what it said on the scale this morning. A gain of 1.2 pounds.

Not a good way to start my final week of Tri training.

I think it is time to start tracking calories once again. And that is just what I am going to do.

Next week is going to be tough. I am fortunate to be able to work out on my lunch break at work...normally. Unfortunately next week I am in a series of all day meetings so no lunch break workouts on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday and a lot less control over my food than I would like. I will have to get in my workouts after the girls go to bed each night next week and hopefully the looming Triathlon will motivate me to be really good at the lunch buffets.

It's supposed to hit 95 today, so I think I may be running inside on the treadmill for the first time in months. Not exactly happy about it, but I'd rather be bored on the treadmill then dead of heat exhaustion on the trail.

Have a great weekend everybody.

07/11 218.2 lbs
10.2 lbs. to go

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 56

I have no clue this week.

I worked out like mad over the weekend.

I ate poorly on Sunday and Monday.

I ate better on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I haven't weighed myself since Monday morning and that weigh in was not all that encouraging... all though it did come after a huge late night dinner.

So my guess is as good as yours. I guess we'll all be surprised tomorrow.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

07/10 217 lbs
9 lbs. to go

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mega Brick

Now I am starting to gain a little confidence that I will actually be able to finish this race.

I just got back from doing my brick and today I manged to ride 9 miles then get off the bike and run a full 5k. That's right I ran 3.1 miles after biking for 9 miles.

My legs hurt now.

Honestly I wasn't trying to run that far, but I didn't know exactly where the 2.5 mile mark was and by the time I figured I had to have done 2.5 miles I was feeling so good I just decided to keep on going.

I didn't set any speed records, (36 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the run) but I am jumping for joy that I managed to complete the whole thing for the second time.

Or I would be jumping for joy if my legs hadn't turned to jelly shortly after I got out of the shower.

Only 11 more days to go!

07/09 217 lbs
9 lbs. to go

Monday, July 7, 2008

THe Weigh-In Week 55

I hurt....everywhere.

But first on to important business.

The Weigh-In.

217. That is what it said on the scale on Friday morning. A gain of .2 pounds.

A miracle if ever there was one. I do have to qualify this weigh-in. I used my parents scale which only measures by whole numbers. So who knows where in the range of 217 I actually ended up. Still, it was a gain of less then one pound on a week that I thought was going to be a total write off.

Now to my hurt.

We played hard this weekend as scheduled... maybe even harder than scheduled.

Every muscle in my body is aching.

We skied, we wake boarded, we swam, we biked, we ran. We did it all.

Saturday was the big day for Tri training though. I managed to get all three events in in one day.

We started the morning with a 12 mile bike ride. Then immediately did a 2 mile run (with a little walking). Then we went to a carnival. (Where my brave little girls went on their first Farris Wheel ride...which they loved.) Then my sister and I went for a 1.5 mile run and a 1.5 mile walk. Then I went for a quarter mile swim.

I also got in a 4 mile run on Friday (with just a little walking towards the end) and a .5 mile swim on Sunday.

All-in-all a great training weekend.

And don't worry, there was plenty of playing going on too! We hardly left the water all day Friday and Sunday.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend too.

Less then 2 weeks to the Tri!

07/07 217 lbs
9 lbs. to go