Because the important moments in life just don’t fit in a status update! I started this blog when I was training for my first ½ Ironman, (70.3 miles) to record what I hoped would be growth and progress but ended up being a huge learning experience. Although fitness is one of the key ingredients to a happy life, it certainly isn't the only ingredient. My blog has evolved to document growth, progress and setbacks in other areas too. From my surprise proposal in Rome and wedding in the fall of 2013, to Mom's devastating stage IV cancer diagnosis and death 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Who knows what shape it will take, but thanks for being along for the ride.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 3

Workout:
50min. swim
3 mile run

I went to bed at 9pm which was way too late because I almost overslept. I hit the snooze once, thought of hitting it a second time and then fell back asleep for about 10min. while it continued buzzing. Isis touched my face repeatedly with her paw, but then gave up and snuggled down, making it that much harder to get up.

I did not want to swim today. Driving there, I realized that I'm only 1/2 way through the week. How I am going to keep this up? For 20 weeks. Kieth said if I can come 5 days a week in the beginning, I will be able to get away with 4 days a week in a few months. But swimming is obviously my weakest area of the three, so I really do need to be there every day.

I practiced a few of the drills and swam a few laps when Kieth asked if I was ready for my very first time trial: swimming 100 yards, or 4 laps without stopping. This would give me a baseline and something to improve upon. I finished in 2:11 and was surprised to learn that many of the workouts for the class involve several 100's in under 2min. Of course many of the swimmers are much faster...but he said he was expecting me to finish in just under 3 min.

Driving home I felt good. I've made some progress and it's only my third day. That's the thing about working out: you never regret it after the fact...no matter how much you dread it before or during! But if I didn't wake up, if I had hit that snooze, I would.

Squeezed in another lunchtime run, finishing 3 miles in 26:44.

Ordered THIS trainer for my bike. Will help me get in more workouts, even if it's dark.

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