At the beginning of the year I set some mileage goals. I have since adjusted those goals from Running, Biking, Swimming to Running, Biking, Swimming, and Walking. A couple of reasons for this change. Primarily (and this is going to sound stupid) because my Garmin keeps track of mileage on my running shoes, and I … Continue reading Progress Check – Q1
Yes, I'm a data nerd. I'm not even a little bit sorry about it. I mean, how else do you know how you're doing? Huh? Huh??? The last Friday of every month I do my "official" weigh in and measurements. They have not been very pretty in recent months. Definitely not brag-worthy! This month I … Continue reading Data, Glorious Data
How do you push through fatigue? How do you keep yourself from getting discouraged when you have a really hard workout? How do you not lose sight of the end goal, while remaining present in what you're doing right this very minute? One of my problems is that I'm an over-thinker. I think of all … Continue reading Pretend You’re Not
At the end of week two in our Biggest Loser challenge we had our first weigh in. Some have decided that they wanted to wait until the very end and only weigh in at the final weigh in. This is just fine. The others...well, they do what I tell them. So we weighed in. I didn't … Continue reading First Results
Did somebody build a wall? Because I think I just ran into it. Hit it. BAM! Like a ton of bricks! I don't know the last time that I have been this dedicated to my workout plan. Since registering for the Iron Cowboy in December I have been in a zone. This is a good … Continue reading The Looming Wall
Ah, friendly competition! Who doesn't love it!? Remember the Biggest Loser challenge that I'm doing with a group of my work peeps? It's going well. I guess. I kind of expected more trash talking than I've been hearing. Perhaps, that's because I'm kinda the queen of trash talk, so I assume that everybody enjoys a … Continue reading Kiss It, Biggest Loser!
Cross Training. It's the devil. I know the importance of cross training, and I tend to be a little bit injury prone (read: been nursing plantar fasciitis for years), so I know that it is essential that I do some cross training. The problem is....what to do. What to do. I'm pretty versatile in my … Continue reading Lift Me Up