Back in the Saddle After Skiing

My husband and I took our kids up to North Carolina for their first skiing adventure. They had a blast!! Mark and I skied together the first day and then we all joined together for some snow fun. I took a total of two days off training to pack and travel, skied three days, and… Continue reading Back in the Saddle After Skiing

How much equipment does a swimmer need?

It's swim day. I am overjoyed. I have some new things in my arsenal: a swim snorkel, ear plugs, and a nose clip. These items join my googles and swim cap, affectionately referred to as a shower cap by my husband. Hee hee. He's a funny guy. Because I am so tense and cannot get… Continue reading How much equipment does a swimmer need?

Running “Head Over Heels” at all times

Today's run took me around the University of Florida campus. This is a beautiful place to run on an early Saturday morning. It's quiet and there are very few of those young, energetic, non-wrinkled people walking around. If I did the same run during the week I would have to jog over to Psychology for… Continue reading Running “Head Over Heels” at all times

Sittin’ Pretty in My New Bike Shorts

I took this photo at the end of my ride. Do you know why I am smiling? Because I have a heavily padded, new pair of bike shorts on therefore I am feeling pretty good in the saddle! I am also wearing a happy face because I did not have to face the dreaded hill… Continue reading Sittin’ Pretty in My New Bike Shorts

I don’t feel like swimming today.

9:00am 2/7/19: I had a great run yesterday as I completed a full mile run for the first time in this journey. That was awesome progress for me. Today is SWIM day and I simply do not feel like getting in that pool. Really. I have zero motivation to drive to the health club and… Continue reading I don’t feel like swimming today.

Running with the “Neutron Dance”

RUN day- over! That right hip was nagging a little to begin so I warmed up with a 1/4 mile walk. Then I ran an entire mile! Okay, I’m not breaking any land speed records and my run is everyone else’s jog but nevertheless I made it through the mile on the road! Thanks to… Continue reading Running with the “Neutron Dance”

Embrace the Hills?

Today was bike day and I increased my ride to seven miles. That is about half of what I expect to ride at my first sprint triathlon. I have not yet chosen which one I'm doing but I do expect it to take place in May or June. I ride from my house and I… Continue reading Embrace the Hills?