Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Random Thoughts

Theres just those nagging thoughts that don't stop:

1. I wish I was supermodel tall and thin. And how come some people can eat whatever
they want and stay thin?? Totally not fair

2. Why am I always hungry despite loading up on Whole grains, Veges, fruits and
protein like my nutrition guide says??

3. Why Do I live in New York when I hate the cold?!!

4. I wanna be Michael Phelps fast in the water..

5. Why do I get annoyed when people call me skinny or fit??

6. I wish I had more time to devote to myself.

7. I am scared to do my Half Iron

Those are just some of the thoughts that run through my mind. I could go on forever but Ill limit it for now.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last Day Of Swim Clinic

I have to say again...I am sad my swim clinic is over. I had a really good coach. Here are the Improvements:

On 3/7/10 First Swim Clinic- 2:05/100 yds, 21 ave strokes per 25yds, 11:37/500yds
Today's Swim Clinic- 1:44/100 yds, 18 Ave Strokes/25 yds, 10:07/500 yds

When being video-taped today, my coach stated to me that every Sunday when I get tired he notices I lift my head out of the water and my hips sink..He says I start off great with my swim and then by the end Im struggling because of my head position...Definately something I need to work on.

All-in-all Coach made me feel good when he told me other than that I look good in the water. What a confidence booster!!!

Ill have to remember this when Im out there in the water.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New WetSuit

I finally got my new wetsuit in the mail this week. I have been drooling over the Blue Seventy Reaction Wetsuit for a long time. I finally told myself I want it and Im going to get it!!

I tried it on and it made me feel like a traithlete. I felt strong and empowered (Probably because this one slips on me without me having to bathe myself in PAM before I can get into it!!) I finally felt not restricted and free.

This leads me in to thinking about the Triathlon Swim Clinic that I have been taking for the last 8 weeks. Tomorrow is my last day and I have to admit I am sad that it is ending. I really have enjoyed being in a group atmosphere and learning better swim technique and of course competing against other people in my lane. I really think that this swim class has helped me gain confidence in the water. I have shaved minutes off some of my times from taking this class.

Tomorrow will be video analysis again. I cannot wait to compare my videos from the first day until now!! I have learned to enjoy swimming and not stuggle with the water. I cannot wait to test the waters out in a few months on my First 1500meter swim of the season in June!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Diet Crashers

They Lurk, Waiting to Ruin you, take you down their unhealthy path. Im sure you know what Im talking about. The coworkers that talk about where they are going for lunch and if you want to join them. Panera Bread, Chinese, Salsarita's(Mexican), Pizza.
Also the snacks, Monkey Bread, Chocolate, Cookies...I am in a world of unhealthiness even though I work at a doctors office.

I have to resist my urge to say YES to all the unhealthy habits of those around me. My weaknesses can take me over, but Im not going to let it. I have a mission, a goal, a accomplishment I want to acheive.

Crunch, Crunch..ooo these homemade apple crisps are soooo good.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well here I am, giving blogging a shot.
I am a swimmer, I am a Cycler, I am a runner, I am a Triathlete and so much more. I started out my triathlon journey 3 years ago. Didn't think I would still be interested. Now Im hooked. I have ran Marathons, done cycling races, swim races. Put that all together and you have a Traithlon!! Ill never forget my first exposure. Training with my significant other who is a great support to me, We went out on training runs and rides together, also trying to take a dip in the freezing cold Green Lakes the beginning of June back in 2008. I finally got the nerve to do my first race, Green Lakes Triathlon in Fayetteville, NY. The few weeks approaching the Triathlon I started getting butterflies, will I do good? Will I have a flat? Will I crash?!! I went to play beach Volleyball to calm my nerves, and bam I pulled my calf muscle a week before the BIG day. I decided to ice, rest, elevate, you know how that goes. Well finally the day of the Triathlon was here, I decided to do it even though I still had a pulled muscle. The swim was horrific! Getting water up my nose, in my mouth. I thought to myself, why am I out here?!! I managed to make it to shore without drowning. Now onto the bike..my strongest leg. Made it back no problem..Now the run. My calf was on fire that I thought I wouldn't be able to complete the race. I think someone even asked me if I was ok. I wonder if they saw the look of pain on my face??Rounding the bend at the finish line, I could see the people that meant the most to me that day, including my boyfriend who finished the race way ahead of me!! At that moment, all the training and all the commitment was what mattered and I was crossing the finish line!!! I managed to get 4th in my age group despite the miserable moments. At that point I was hooked. I knew that this journey wasn't over and I would have many more ups and downs in my quest. I have TRIATHLON DREAMS and I am living them now. I am now in Training for my FIRST Half Ironman!! Syracuse 70.3 Here I Come!!