Weight loss goal:


Illinois Half Marathon
April 3oth COMPLETED

Barking Dog Duathlon

Loveland Lake to Lake Olympic

August 28th -COMPLETED

Need to add a race here... any suggestions?


More than excited about this race that goes through my hometown. My brother (athlete-supremo) and I will run our first marathon together...he of course will finish 2hrs before me! :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A review....


April 18th

Time: 13:54


April 25th

time: 20:51


August 28th


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday night run

I had a bad day, so I thought I'd run it off...and boy did I!

4.9miles/ 1:05:14

When I started it was day light, and a little warm. I had on shin length pants and a tank top.
When I finished, brrr! lol I

t was also dark out, I have always been large in size 6'2, and over 200lbs. As I get closer and closer to ONEderland (sub 200lbs) I have become more afraid of the dark. I was on a busy trail, that was well lit, but... I'll be more careful about the hours next time.


Friday, October 15, 2010


I did 1 mile in less than 11mins this am.

I walked 4.5miles in 1:10:00 hours this afternoon.

I was not feeling well and decided not to do my evening run, but I did do the walk...and realized that one of my favorite stores is with in walking distance. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

60min bike ride


I did 12.3miles in 1:12:13

This is hardly satisfactory, but it was completed and I am satisfied. I now have a time and distance to improve upon.


This am
1mile 10:43

Yay That is an improvement!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Setting a Schedule is easy...its sticking to it thats tough

ARe you a list maker? I am. I have lists and lists of things I've got to do, but its amazing how other things get in the way. (like that dust bunny you've been avoiding all week long, you really want to clean it now!)

I'm going to stick to my list/schedule this time.

10 mile training program

Tonight: 60mins on bike

This will get done.. I will repost tomorrow.. let you know how I did. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fans on the Field-results

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 was a chilly day... especially at 8am.

I ran this race with a few friends and coworkers which was nice.

I had hoped to finish this race in about 1:30:00.

I finished 1:27:08 !!! Hooray

The race was sold out and there was a lot of confusion.
5k'rs started the race at the same time as the 10k'rs
and there was a bumble at a mile into the race...this was super frustrating!

The line for the bbq and beer were outragous! There didnt seem to be enough volunteers. They ran out of post race snacks (banana's, yogurt). They ran out of post race gift bags.


I had a good time, but that is because I always have a good time.

Special note: When I go out on an hour run... I need nutrition. I'm on a very low calorie diet and my intake needs to be suitable to the work out. At about an hour into the race I should have had nutrition. I will remember this.


Thursday, September 30, 2010


Sorry I havent posted in a while....

The race was great!

2mile run
12mile bike
2 mile run

Early morning start, a challanging course, and a bright and warm day.

As I remember it.. I finished the first 2mile run in 26minutes which is right on my normal pace.
The bike portion was a lot of fun, a few pretty good hills. The second lap definetly kicked my butt. As I came into transition a few spouses/fans were in the transition area and I found this annoying for 2 reasons... 1. I made a pretty good investment in my bike 2. it slows down your transtition to run around lookie-lous.
The second 2mile run was a bit slow, and I really wanted to push, but really didnt until I got to the straight away.

First Run:25:33
Second run:27:41
(Took out transitions) FInish time 1:58:10


Yesterday a friend (Kay) told me to try the run for my one mile pace (13:30) and walk fast pace for one minute. I will apply this.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

22mile bike ride

Made me think that an OLYMPIC distance Triathlon is possible next June.

22mile bike ride.

Farthest distance yet...

Made me think that an OLYMPIC distance Tri is possible.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Accountability = Success?

I have been so fortunate to have such great friends (like you guys) to help me through this process of getting fit and in a healthy condition.. I am very close to hitting my goal and getting to a level of maintenance.

Accountability is a stepping stone to success! We know this and recognize this most easily as HOMEWORK! If you do your homework the test is cake! Right? lol
The same thing goes for working out and eating well.

One of the most amazing things about successful people and systems is that they use two sorts of accountability.
Overeaters Annonymous uses:Sponsers and Journals
Entreprneurs use: Networking with like minded goal oreitned people, and journaling

Discussing your intake and work out here or with your spouse, friends, co workers, whomeever.. makes you accountable. Tell us/them what you WILL do, and what you DID do.

Journaling: keeps you accountable to yourself and gives you a positive outlet to be honest with yourself and remain focused on your goals, or to change those goals a bit.

Through this journey (or hike to the summit) I have met amazing people and helpful friends, and have learned so much and have had a chance to funnel information from them.
I've met a women who lost over 200lbs ( no surgery), Ironman (women and men), dietary specialists, sports nutritionists (thank goodness), ultra runners (they are insane), aqua nerds, olympic qualifying wrestlers, and sick cyclists.

Oh and they all drink beer like ... its Octoberfest!

Most importantly they are succuess driven and they all, all have a (or multiple) point(s) of accountability...So there has got to be something to it... right?

Oh and the beer..gotta drink beer.


What happens when you miss a work out?

Sincerely wanted to, and honestly didn't make it to 6am swim. *sigh*

The alarm went off and I hit snooze and rolled over FOUR times! I even texted my brother... and asked him if he thought I should go.

Me @ 455am" Torn. Did a good brick work out last night. Should I swim at 6am today?"
Him @ 617am " Sure never hurts to do a little cardio, just don't feel the need to go balls to the wall. Just set a nice comfy pace work on technique"

But as we know the work out didn't happen.... So as the title states; WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MISS A WORK OUT?

For me... Guilt! I've been thinking about it all morning. Thinking of what I can do to make up for lost time...
go for a swim during lunch?
walk the business park 2mile durring lunch?
go do weights during lunch?

Sigh... so its best not to miss the work out!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What it is...& What it look like.

This is a place to share my fitness goals, the journey, the accomplishments and the defeats that help me learn and grow as a an athlete.