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! :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Intake 12/30/2011

Breakfast casserole

Lunch: turkey burger, provalone/ veggie soup

Snack: Apple

Snack carrots peanut butter

Water intake so far: 64oz
8oz of decafe with cocoa.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Intake-my daily diet

Breakfast casserole
cheesy sausage egg goodness

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Snack: Carrots and peanut butter

Huge piece of cake- sick to my tummy!!!

Dinner: popcorn and tons of water to wash that cake out of my system

more water..

daily water: 120oz

Monday, December 19, 2011

Get faster!


so my knee is bummed for a while. I have to build up my strength...so in the mean time...

Swim, and Spin.

Tomorrow (not sure in what order) I will swim and cycle... am and pm.

I've put the Ralston Creek Half on my radar..and I want to feel good about 10miles of it. lol I think that sounds realistic for an outdoor winter race! Brrr...
I also put Pizza on my radar for the afternoon after the race. Heck.. maybe even a few beers!!!

SO back to getting faster.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

500 yards

Uh, what a challenge, I don't know why it was so tough.

I went out to the gym, couldn't find the new location, what shoul have taken 15 minutes took 25....
Got to the pool & swam like a brick, I felt heavy & akward.
Oh well 500 done & a soak in the hot tub.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

30 something...

Noticing my age catching up with me.

Adult acne...
Swollen knee from running, on the treadmill(?).
Early bedtime

It's not so bad... I dont think,

This better not last through tri season!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 Race Recap


Mile High Mile 04/17/2011

Flat out 5k 05/14/2011

Illinois Marathon weekend 04/29-30/2011
5k 34:25
13.1 3:00:58

AmFam 2 mile
No time

KSA 5k

Boulder Full marathon RELAY

IronGirl Boulder

Loveland Olympic Tri


Barkin Dog

Whoa is KNEE

I'm cheesey...yes..

I went to the Karma function last night tried on some killer awesome Saucony's which I may go back and get (like I need another pair of running shoes) Monday.
When I tried them on I jumped on the treadmill and did a 1/4 mile... super easy.. on 5.5 and now today at 830 am my knee is the size of my head.. WHICH IS HUGE!!! *giggle*

Ok.. its funny that my head is huge..not that my knee is huge. I've been over this with this knee.. I've explained "knee.. its time to get better." my knee seems to want to agree to that...but cant seem to commit! So... back to the Physical Therapist I go.. who will tell me.. you need more stretching and strength exercises which I will agree to do and wont do..anyway..vicious cycle vicious cycle.

One Day I Will Learn

Karma Karma Karma- Multisport!!

Great team!

I love these ladies. They're great spirited, positive minded, and well fun!!

I went to our group thingy last night and I won a discounted entry for a race!


Calendar marked Outdoor Divas 08/12/2012

I already mailed in my entry form!
Woot WOot!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Team Aquaphor season

Well the season is over...

I dont feel steller about it. I didnt win any athena's...but I did complete my obligations with them. I hope they let me join again next year.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

He won! Well he is always a winner to me (2nd place)

My brother ran in the jingle bell run and got 2nd in his age group!

What the what???!!! I was so excited...

A little bummed that I couldnt run with him (eat his dust), but at breakfast race morning, it hit me and I teared up (ok I cried) i knew he was going to get 1st, 2nd or 3rd. I texted my family and friends and told them not to tell him..as he was nervous anyway...

And low and behold!!! 2nd place finisher!! woot woot!

So proud! HE's so gracious and was proud of himself as well... he didnt expect it, and actually didnt feel all that great about his time...

27:33 faster than I can dream to be!

Congratulations to my bro!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KSA 5k... with bro

Yea. I have the best older brother in the world (I cant call him big brother, b/c I'm taller... 2 whole inches!)

We ran the KSA 5k at the Univeristy of Illinois together... so much fun. Very nice race... also the weather cooperated and we felt great!

Super slow pace, since it was my first run...in a month. 12min miles.

Tshirt (cotton)
Swag bag
raffle after the race (which I WON!!) two spaghetti dinners!!
CJ won an ice cream cone!!
the real plus is that it was only 10mins from CJs house..how sweet is that?
$15 for the race!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1000 yards

Swam yesterday night with Janet.

FElt great.

Next week 1500 x 2... should get me on track for another olympic distance next year.. heck maybe even an Half Ironman. We'll see!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

making efforts

Mix 1 cup riced cauliflower with 2 eggs, 1 cup of cheese & 1 tablespoon oil of your choice (I used grapeseed oil). Spread in baking sheet.
Bake fir 15-20 mins at 350
Spread sauce.
Add toppings
Bake toppings for 15 mins & you're done. I chose prosciutto & cheese.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

splish splash

wow..that was amazing!

a simple 500 swim with Janet. It was much needed. It took all I had because I havent worked out in a while and I feel great.

Next time... thursday or friday... 750!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Everybody's working for the weekend!!

Didnt do much...

I did however set up my Wii Fit Plus. I think I'll work on my speeches for work, school, activism there. Should help me a lot with my balance.

I ate pretty well. I am notcing my clothes fitting a little looser. A lot looser and closer to the correct fit is ideal! LOL

Anyway I have set up a race for my brother and I on the 22nd. Very muchly looking forward to it. SHould be a blast. I hope I'm back in running shape by then.

Tonight I am swimming with Janet the Fish and am so excited about it. It will be great to get back to this core fitness realm!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Organic day 6!

Saturdays are long days...
I spend from 8am-530pm at school.

This mroning on my drive to school I had breakfast

Organic beer brat
1 slice organic rudi's bread
durring class...
1 apple

Not organic...
chipotle...its provided by the school. Since I paid my tutiion I paid for it and I'm eating it...plus j'adore chiptole.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Organic day 5!

Yes Yes, I know I skipped day FOUR. it was a blur! Didnt do anything I awnted to do.

here is what I remember:
It was Coach Susan's birthday.
TWC broadcasting of the community announcements
work from home
4lbs lost!
got ok to do 5k at home with my brother, maybe we can push Annabelle in the stroller!
Retwisted my hair

Crustless QUiche

didnt eat lunch...had a banana that was supposed to go with breakfast.

32oz so far.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Organic day 3!

Woke up...sleepy... which is often the case when one wakes up. lol

Traffic was a bear. There were 17 accidents today. Yikes! I guess everyone else was sleepy too!

Crustless Quiche (see day 2 for ingrident list)

+2 hard boiled eggs
+pepper jack cheese
+half avacado
+salt and pepper
Took yogurt but didnt eat it.
Had great conversation with Coworker Pat about everything( home repairs, Autism, Politics)

Newmans Own Organic Pizza.
Special treat for Cyndi because she had a good long hard working work day..and I know she loves loves loves pizza.

Chole..oops I mean Chloe came to visit for the week. She's a sweet dog. Having fun with Chloe and Ollyvia in the same house. Kiki doesnt know what to think.She spooned me all night long. poor kitty.

Water intake:
16.9oz (need to catch up... b/c the time is 1230p)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Organic day 2!

woke up a bit sleepy, but no headache, and felt good. No work out this am.. but physical therapy for my knee this am. SHould find out if I can bike or swim soon.

4oz crustless quiche (organic recipe)
+pepper jack cheese
+fat free cottage cheese
Organics blueberry lowfat blended yorgurt

*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~ PT says; YES to bike and swim! Do it!!!
~*~*~ talked to Cyndi she is journaling this journey as well
~*~*~havent had as much water as I should, will work on that this afternoon

Salad with what was in the fridge (all organic)
+Spinach (2 cups)
+salad greens (1 cup)
+pan seard chicken thighs (2)
+cesaer dressing (1.5 tbsp)
+pepper jack cheese (1 oz)
Fuji Apple

**Dinner @Karen's with Cyndi and Joy
+salad greens
+goat cheese
+raspberry vinegerette
+red onions
Grilled Chicken breast
Organic, gluten free, almost sugar free sweet potato pie

Water intake:
64oz total for the day.
(not my goal, but I'll work onthat today)

Monday, October 3, 2011

We're Organic!!

So, Cyndi had this idea that we should eat organic for a week along with taking the elixir (ACV, honey, cayanne, lemon juice).

Day 1 is today:
Didnt prtepare my breakfast or lunch ahead of time so I grabbed the following when I left this am:
2 carrots
3 eggs (in the shell)
1oz cheddar
1cup cottage cheese
1 yogurt
1 banana
3 cups salad mix
2tbsp ceaser dressing

1 banana (830am)
scrambled OVER MICROWAVED eggs (1 egg actually made it into my tummy)(9am)
1 cliff bar- thank goodness for meetings in the morning!(1030am)

cheese (1215p)
salad and dressing (1145am)

**1230- Headache and very sleepy

pan seared chicken thigh
buttered carrots
sugar free, gluten free, sweet potato pie (it was alright..but nothing beats brown sugar)
hand full of mixed nuts and crazins.
(also while cooking I tasted everything... )

**Water intake:

16.9 by 1115am
16.9 by 1pm
20 by 230
32 by 430
16.9 by 630

SPecial notes: Headache continued after dinner took two excederine. Headache gone.
Cyndi had a headache too...headache didnt subside after 4 tylenol

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Patella Atraumatic

Today my knee cap came out of place and slid down to my Tibia for about 2 minutes. It was painful...
I was able to push it back into place, that pain was sharp but bareable.

With little effort I was able to walk around and even participate in Cassie's Maturation Ceremony! Great job Cyndi on the ceremony!!

How it happened:(wish it were athletic...but alas.. it was not)
I was taking photos of Cassie's ceremony and had moved to a lawn chair to take a better photo; I moved my knee to the right and unbent it at the same time and ~pop~ my knee slid out. Lame...but completly true!

**swelling of knee area started**
Why so long after the injury?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Tons of egg whites.
Scrambled, boiled (removed yolks)
tons of Cottage cheese

I've been using these foods to suppliment my carbs. Its been a battle. I miss carbs.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Barkin' Dog Duathlon May 7th

Saturday, May 7th was a chilly one at 545am and right on up to 820am, which was about 15 minutes into my first 5k of the day!

The Barkin' Dog Duathlon is a 5k run/ 30k bike/5k run this year.

This was my first Athena race (division for women over 150lbs). This is also my first race wearing my Aquaphor tri suit.

My first 5k was: 34:57 (about 11:17 pace)
full of slight hills, and while I ran I kept singing that song "what goes up, must go down" The scenery was great, full the new spring life, not too many bugs at this time in the morning.

My 30k/ 18.64miles bike: 1:21:59 (about 13.6 mph)
My legs felt great at the start of the ride. I thought this would be a good chance for me to catch up with the other Athenas. Boy was I wrong. Those ladies were going a great pace...Later I found out that they were going about 17mph (my goal). The views were great and I found myself lost for moments taking it all in. There were some pretty tough hills on the course, and about a mile to the turn around point was the toughest hill, which means the same hill for the end of the bike portion. It was a burner for sure!!! The bugs were pretty bad, I know I ate a few. speaking of eating, I drank my Isopure on the bike ride. That is about 200 calories. That was much needed. Also I had difficulties with my bike number/flag. I ended up ripping it off. When the bike was over I hobbled into transition noticing that my upper right thigh had fallen asleep.

My second 5k was: 36:48 (about 11:53 pace)
It was hard to get started. Many athletes had already finished and the exit of the Transition area was congested. I set out on the run trying to pass as many people as I could. I was waiting for my leg to wake up!! So I shuffled and walked the first 1.5 miles. The last 1/2 mile was so strong... so frustrating. Proves I need more time in the saddle and working on this transition. I heard the announcer say may name as I crossed the finish line. I saw my sweet Cyndi waiting for me. :)

My finish time: 2:36:04 No winning time, but its mine!

Since Im sponsored by Aquaphor, I handed out samples to all who were interested after the race. Cyndi and I sat and I had a bit of the catered pulled pork and beans. :) They were great!!!

What I learned:
I need to spend more time in the saddle
I need to learn how to wakeup my legs after the bike
150lbs moves faster than 197lbs
Do not run a 1/2 marathon the week before a Du


Friday, May 6, 2011

illinois marathon 13.1

Woke up early to head to the Assembly hall. My friend Liz met me and my brother at his house to travel to the race start.

We showed up at 630 for our 730 race start. It was a bit chilly. CJ showed me where he takes a break at work and his locker. We stored our things there and went out to a chilly race start. CJ noticed racers in garbage bags to keep warm and told me
"you should have told me about that."

CJ and I found his pace group and he joined them in the half marathon.

I started a little ways back in line.

The race course was great. it lead us through campus town and some of the historic parts of Urbana, IL. Many places I grew up going to and had fond memories of.

Urbana was very supportive, neighbors sat outside in the high wind and cheered, the attitude was great. I am very proud of my hometown and the support they provided.

Halfway through the course I saw my dad and sister in law. My dad jogged toward me to hand me my bottle of Isopure and i was off again.

At mile 10 I met up with a new friend her name is Toni, we talked and walked/ran the last few miles together.

My goal was to finish in under 3hrs. I finished in 3:00:58. Better luck next time.

As I ran to the finish I saw my brother on the side waiting for me> I gave him a high 5 and ran it in.

We met up with Staci who had come down to the Memorial Stadium to take pictures and celebrate with us.

CJ finished in 2:17:00 Also this was his 3rd race ever. The two prior races were 5k runs!!! CJ is a rock star/rocket ...his choice.

We received our 1/2 Mary finisher medals
we Received our I-Challenge medals (5k and 1/2 marathon)

Grabbed our after race food and met some famly friends for a beer!

It was a great race, and one I will remember for a long time.

Illinois Marathon 5k Friday night

 the illinois marathon Friday night  5k was a blast.  I ran this race with my brother through the University of Illinois Campus town.  
My finish time: 34:25
My brothers time: 32:32
We ran slowly the first 2 miles and then CJ couldn't take it anymore, he had to flat out run. He ran the last mile as hard as he could. 

We were supposed to take it easy as we were running the 1/2 Mary first thing in the morning.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mile High Mile 2011

Mile High Mile 04/17/2011 1 mile run 9:35! I'm very happy with that time!!! Some great friends came along to run the race with me and everyone did what they set out to do our better!!! After the race we went to my gf's house for brunch and to celebrate my birthday with friends who are not racers, or who didnt want to run that day! Great anniversary race! Great friends! Great food! Great day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday... 205.8am/310XT baby!!

3 egg whites with Muenster cheese
Carbmaster yogurt 60 calorie

Diced chicken with peanut butter satay sauce

yogurt 60
(3) trefoils (oops)

Afterwork out snack:
1/4 titan bar

Rubio's Chipoltle chicken salad extra chicken (didnt finish salad ate all my chicken!!!)
2 dates

Calories in the day: 1,688

Got my 310XT and it rocks. Ran with the training parterner on there and had an 11:25 pace

Had a house guest over last night and we watched Wallace and Grommit..they're hilarious!! Gotta love claymation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday March 22nd

No am work out... and I forgot to weigh in. lol Oops! Oh well. Oh and I forgot my Mint tea in the car...going to go get that now...
Will eat in a minute and tell ya all about that, I swear..so hold on!

Oatmeal with apples and chai
Egg whites with Fontina Fontal (no not a person, just a really good cheese)
Total Calories: 277

Mexican Shepards Pie
Total Calories: 363

CARBmaster Peach Yogurt
Total Calories: 190

The plan this evening is to go swimming! and afterwards eat a lot of Protien. :)

Swam! Did a flip turn!!! Hooray!!!

1/2 a Protein Bar (huge thing called a titan)
Mexican Shepards pie

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday and 204.4

Got up at 5ish..
Ran for 1.6miles on the Apt treadmill

Showered and weighed.. Today is the official weigh in day..always monday morning.
scale said : 204.4
Its not like I gained 7lbs, its more like I am hydrated now...so I havea little work to do to get back down to ONEderland!

Breakfast 1:
large Banana

Breakfast 2:
3 eggwhites and a slize of provolone

Breafkast total calories: 207


Cottage cheese
blue cheese
Lunch total calories394 Calories

Total Calories 259

Went for a 73 minute walk ..covered two parks and part of the Cherry Creek Trail... It was a good evening!

Snack: (after workout)
Microwave popcorn
Total Calories 245

Mexican Shepards pie
Total Calories: 378

Weekend 19th and 20th

Friday Night:
Swim with tri team
After swim snack: Large banana

Dinner: Cyndi's Cheese, turkey, bagette and fois gras.

Breakfast: Starbucks Protien platter
Hard boiled egg (just whites), apple slices, white checdar cheese, peanut butter, tiny bagel, and grapes (330 calories)

At Papermates (Racines) with Megan Nutty Cheese Salad with chicken breast.
(600+calories.. I dunno)

Qdoba with Cyndi
Naked chicken and black bean burrito with sour cream, cheese, and guac.
(470 calories)


1 egg with peccorino cheese
(126 calories)

Cycling trainer work out with tri team

Banana and Muscle Milk
(230 calories)

Running drills with tri team/run walk (saw Joe! on the Platte trail)

egg white frittata, sun dried tomatos, diced chicken, and fontina cheese
Fruit cups (2)
(about 320 calories)

Shopping for CJ's 1/2 Mary running suit!! :) and Groceries

6 Anytizers buffalo nuggets. :)

Friday, March 18, 2011


Breakfast 1

1.5 slices of bacon/ a 1/3 of a turkey, provolone, onion and green pepper omlete.
Breakfast leftovers from the work week.
Calories (80 Omlette)/ Calories (53 Bacon)

Breakfast 2
1 Large Banana
Calories (125)
Adult lunchable.. I finished all but a few pieces of salami.
Calories (400 salami, cheddar, crackers and grapes)

Being Honest

So... I made it to ONEderland! Hooray, unfortnately I did it while I had a pretty bad flu. lol

So I'm still in ONEderland, but went to Weight Reduction group and got a dose of reality.

The reality of the situation is that I'm now 12lbs from goal. 185lbs!!! I will have to continue maintenance of ONEderland and continue on to my weight loss goals.

I'm going to give myself until November to lose the 12lbs.
1. I have a lot of triathlon, and 1/2 mary training between now and then and my weight will fluxuate becuase of muscle.
2. November is a sort of anniversary month for me
3. This will give me time to relearn and reapply all my good habits.

I've gotten off track the past 4-5 months. I've been eating carbs (bread, corn, potatos especially), and those foods have no place in my HEALTHY life..so I would like to remove them again. I am keeping certain processed carbs in my life though... Cheddar Cheese Rice Cakes, as a reimbursement tool after hard workouts... because fainting sucks!

Moving forward I would like to take pictures of EVERYTHING I eat. This will keep me honest and keep me ON TRACK. I'd also like to take a picture of my weekly Monday Morning weigh in... Sigh... gotta stay honest right? And of course what this blog is really all about.. my training and workouts, events and accomplishments. So... lets do it.

Monday, February 7, 2011


1hr of
5lb weights in each hand while....
doing crunches 6x 2mins
lunges 4mins
squats 4mins
running 10mins
sprints 2x 2mins
plank 2x 2mins


Carbmaster Yogurt 5am
eggwhite omlete, turkey and feta

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

01/31/2011 Intake

Carb Master Yogurt
Oatmeal (liquid diary creamer and 1/2 splenda)

2oz veal
salad (peanuts, cottage cheese, blue cheese, squash and turkey)

Cottage cheese and apple sauce
Carb Master Yogurt

italian turkey and veggies with cheese!

half bag of popcorn! and Invicuts (also half)


Bootcamp day 1

6am JCC awesome work out. I joined BCOR... I love it. I'm going back tomorrow!

push ups
wall sits

One hour 700 calories gone forever! woo woo

Monday, January 31, 2011


I think I've written this everywhere but here.. .if so..its ok..nothing wrong with duplicating
February 2011 Goals

ONEderland 199.9 lbs on or before Monday, February 28th
Attend Bootcamp 3x a week
Swim 2x a week
Track intake
Track Vitamins
Start Marathon Rookie 1/2 Mary running plan.

2011 Goals:

ONEderland 199.9lbs- FEBRUARY 2011

185lbs May 2011
** evaluate if I feel comfortable at this weight**

WIN, PLACE, SHOW- Loveland Lake to Lake Olympic Athena for my age category

Run complete 1/2 Marathon in April

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Bad food choices last night...
I went to Champps for a happy hour with associates from work.

2 slices quesadilla
3 chicken wings
4 nachos

So I made up for it at breakfast.

2 eggwhites and munster cheese... couldnt eat it all..kinda got rubbery when it cooled off.
1/4 cup cottage cheese (great food..not my favorite to taste, but great all around) and 1/2 cup apple sauce
Oh and Sugar free hot chocolate! yum (I dont tolerate sugar well..breaks out my skin)
by 930 I had 32oz of water

For lunch I will have
1 slice Frechetta Pizza Garlic, spinach, and mushrooms
5turkey meatballs

For dinner I will have...
turkey burger soup! yum! or Garbanzo Yummer!

Anyway... I've looked at the value in my food and I"ve looked at the value in what I used to eat. Yikes... its amazing what a few simple changes can do to your waistline and your budget.

a bunch of vs.

Special K with lowfat milk vs. oatmeal with cinnamon sugar

3 turkey sausage links vs. Sausage Egg McMuffin

banana and cottage cheese vs yoplait yogurt (you'll be surprised)

bluberry starbucks scone vs blugberries and greek yogurt (sugar or sugar substitute added)

Just some thoughts.

Monday, January 24, 2011

splish splash

a nice swim with Janet at 24hr fitness!

Woo woo..Thanks Janet!

My swim was weak to start... I hadnt been in the water for months. How many months? I'm not sure.

By the end of our swim... and with much coaching I had better form! yay!


10mins 1 mile!

Heck yea I'll take it..since ive done no work outs for almost exactly a month!

woo woo...
Tonight I hit the pool with Janet! So excited... I am going to be so sore!



10mins 1 mile!

Heck yea I'll take it..since ive done no work outs for almost exactly a month!

woo woo...

Tonight I hit the pool with Janet! So excited... I am going to be so sore!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Goal Weight 199.9


I can almost taste it... but mostly I keep tasting snacks like
peanut butter pretzles
rice cakes...
carbs carbs carbs!

So back on diet I go!


Breakfast 1: Oatmeal (instant oats, with dry vanilla dairy creamer, splenda and hot water)
Breakfast 2: Carbmaster yogurt (Love these 80 calories, 12g protien, and 3g sugar)
Lunch: 2 roated chicken thighs (bone out) corn and edemame, carrot sticks
Snack: Carbmaster Yogurt
Dinner: Spicy, cheesey pinto beans (paprika, cumin, cayanne, onion soup mix and cheddar cheese)
Snack: popcorn! lol while I watched Psych on my phone.