Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On the Road...

Well we just passed through Hurricane West Virginia, we have about 130 miles to our exit. It has been a long night, it has rained alot today.

We did get all the kiddos to sleep last night at about 11, and we only wasted about 40 minutes trying to find diesel outside of St Louis last night.

Parker and Camy are both asleep in the back and the rest of them keep pestering us for more food. It's been a great trip so far...

Monday, July 27, 2009


So I had a horrible run this morning. I just couldn't get it going. I ended up walking on the treadmill instead. I hate days like that.

Boot camp starts in the morning, and then I'm off to West Virginia tomorrow night. I am looking forward to the trip, I know my girls are excited about loading up the RV and traveling across the country.

What do you make to take to a potluck wedding? I am stumped!

I found a cute black dress at Francesca's to wear, unfortunately, Karen bought a little black dress too. Honestly, I think mine is cuter though! Ha!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nothing Exciting...

So it's been a pretty uneventful day so far. Slept in, until 5:40 to come in to work early so I can get off early for triathlon training tonight. Josh is golfing so I need to be able to go home before I go to the Y, gotta take care of the doggies.

Made some killer sweet potato risotto last night using the bottle of reisling I bought recently. So yummy!

Just a quiet evening at home with the kiddos gone. They'll be back tomorrow night or Saturday morning so it'll all be back to normal then.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

At the Gym, Again...

So last night we meet for triathlon training and worked on running. Ten minutes on the indoor track, followed by suicides in the gym, and then another ten on the track. Tommy, the guy leading the class, was great, he worked with me on my form when I run and I think that his tips will help me tremendously.

I was pretty worn out after the testing for the new boot camp yesterday morning. I was pretty sore this morning. I opted to go swim this morning. A mile in the pool and I feel pretty good. I am hoping I'll feel even better after yoga at lunch.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And They are Off, Again...

So my kiddos got home very late on Sunday night. They hit something in the road on Saturday afternoon and busted a hole in my aunt's gas tank, spent three hours on the side of the road waiting for the wrecker, and then had to wait for my brother-in-law to drive 100 miles out of the way of the hotel to pick them up. Sunday morning they had to drive another 80 miles round trip to pick up the rental car that my aunts used to take my nieces back to West Virginia. It was a very long weekend for them.

After sleeping in yesterday, hanging out with their Gammy and a Girl Scout pool party last night, they were on the road to Tulsa this morning at about 11. They are quite the little travelers!

I got in the pool and swam on Saturday. Just a mile, but it felt pretty good. I did the preliminary test for the newest boot camp. I ran my 1.5 miles in 14:52, did 32 sit-ups in a minute, 20 regular push-ups in a minute, 30 bicep curls in a minute, discovered that I am less flexible than I thought, and that I cannot do a pull-up. I am hoping for some improvement over the next five weeks.

I've got triathlon training tonight, sprints this time. Should be interesting!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

No Blood From Me...

So I helped organize a blood drive at my work today. A former co-worker is going through chemo right now and she has to have blood products with each round of treatment. So we got it all organized, got everyone signed up and I was the second person to go to day.

I was shocked to find out that, since my dad was in the Air Force, and we lived in Germany when I was a child, that I am not a desirable blood donor. I was the first one told that I couldn't donate! Turns out, I was one of only two people turned away. I am very bummed about the whole situation. My sister said it probably has something to do with Mad Cow, whatever!

I slept in for the third day in a row today. I have my triathlon training at 6 tonight, and tonight we'll be on the stationary bike, because it's a million degrees out and I don't currently have a non-stationary bike!

Talked to Cars last night, she cried for about thirty seconds and then went on to tell me how much fun she's having on their trip. Rocky is still depressed!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So I had my first group workout for the triathlon last night. We ran for almost 40 minutes on the treadmill on account of the fact that it is about a billion degrees in Oklahoma this week. I did pretty good, I ran 3.4 miles total and that was with bumping up my speed at the end to a 6.2 to finish it off.

Thursday we get to do work on the stationary bike. I slept in again this morning, still weird, and all I am doing is a yoga class at lunch.

Hair cut and color tonight, yeah!

Still haven't talked to the kiddos, guess they are having too much fun to be concerned with ole mom! Didn't get ahold of anyone last night. Rocky is beside himself with saddness, he can't figure out where his girls are. I let him in their room this morning and he jumped up on Camy's bed and began sucking on the fleece blanket on her bed. Crazy dog!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sleeping In...

So today, for the first workday in I don't know how long I didn't get up to go to the gym this morning. It was weird and kinda hard to sleep in until six o'clock! I am so used to getting up and getting going.

I have my first group training session for the triathlon tonight at six. We have to run for 20 minutes. I just hope that it won't be outside since it's only about a million degrees out today!

Went bowling after work yesterday at the Red Pin, had a beer (a rarity for me on a weeknight!) and then had dinner at Earl's (yum!). Called to check on C & C in West Virginia, they haven't even called us since they left me on Sunday! They are having a great time, picking and snapping beans, building a tent, getting the eggs from the chickens and hunting for the kitties. I believe this is what it feels like to not be needed! Ha!

Monday, July 13, 2009

West Virginia...

So I drove the kiddos to meet my aunt in Mt. Vernon, Il Saturday so they could go spend the week in West Virginia. We drove to Tulsa Friday night to crash with the in-laws so that took over 100 miles off the trip on Saturday.

Got to the hotel early and the girls got to swim before we ate dinner in the hotel restaurant where Cars threw a huge fit about how she was gonna miss me when they were gone. She was much better after we were done and even apologized after we went swimming later. They both acted like I couldn't leave fast enough on Sunday morning.

Mate it home in just over 8.5 hours, with only a 20 minute stop in Springfield, and some horrible rain after I got through St. Louis. Got home, made dinner and pretty much went to bed.

Forced myself to get out of bed to go run for 25 minutes, as per my triathlon training guide. We have no food in the house now, and I am so tired...

Friday, July 10, 2009


So I forgot to post about my first cycling class yesterday. It was a killer, I really felt like I worked hard. It was nice to not have my knees bother me afterwards too. My butt was a little sore from the seat!

Today it was trekking, and Brooks was filling in for Lori the regular instructor for Friday mornings. Seriously, who can run at 18 clicks over their set (which for me put put me at 6.8) and he had us running at 10% incline! I thought I would die. On a positive note, I did burn 470 calories and went 3.7 miles! Yeah!

So tonight starts the trek to get the girls to West Virginia for the week. We are heading to Tulsa tonight to stay at Gammy and Pop's house and then it'll be on to Mt. Vernon, IL tomorrow. They are excited about the indoor pool at the hotel.

Fingers crossed that Carson's stress level isn't too bad. She was worried last night, but after the 15 minutes of worry time we spend on it she seemed better. We packed her worry book just in case!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Abs Class

So I am another day closer to starting my triathlon training. Today was an easy day, 20 minutes on the bike and then the 30 minute abs class. I'll go do my yoga at lunch and get nice and stretched out. Yeah!

Had a sick sitter today so my day seems off already. Had to wait until Josh got home from work to leave. Carson was very upset that she didn't get to do something fun today. I think Josh is going to take them to BK for lunch, and while that doesn't sound appetizing to me at all, I am sure the girls will love it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Triathlon Training...

So I officially signed up to train for the Tie Dye Triathlon at the Y this morning. I completely forgot to actually register for the event though. Go figure.

Looks like I have a friend that will loan me a bike to use, let's hope I don't kill myself on it.

Took it easy this morning, 35 minutes on the treadmill, ran for about 27 minutes, did 3 miles total. My knees were killing me last night after the strength and conditioning class, but they felt fine on the treadmill today.

In the training packet I got this morning, it talks about the benefits of yoga for running, swimming and biking! Yeah, I'll keep going at least twice a week.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Boot Camp

So I weighed in this morning and have officially completed my second boot camp. Officially, I lost close to 7 lbs in a month. By my calculations that about 4.5% of my body weight! I also lost 2 inches on my waist and my thigh.

My next goal is going to be to complete the Tie Dye Tri the end of September.

The sanctioned event includes a 500-yard indoor swim (snake swim staggered at 15-second intervals), a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run.

I figure the hardest part for most people would be the swimming, but I think I've got that down. I just have to beg, borrow or steal a bike that I can use.

So this is day 1, today I did the strength and conditioning class and I'll be off to yoga in another hour. I am hoping to be able to keep up all the work I've put in so far!