Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 23, 2012-January 29, 2012 in review

The weather has been fairly calm here in Central New York. We have had a record for little snowfall in January this year! Last week was a great week. All the training was done, nutrition was a little better (except for that piece of chocolate cake, oh wait that cookie too) Hey it happens!

I have been swimming fairly well these past couple weeks and even in Masters swim I feel like I have some left in the tank afterwards. It helps when you have proper nutrition prior to going into your workouts!

Cycling, well lets just say Im trying to find comfort on my saddle again on the trainer. Very disappointing as I've tried all the saddles I have in my possession which is about a dozen!!!

Running...Im continuing to improve although Im not happy with my times still. I want to break that 25 min mark in a 5K. Im almost there. Im down under 9 min miles which was a goal at the end of my season a few months ago, now its getting down to 8:15-8:30s. Its all a process I keep telling myself. It takes time and consistent effort to get there. Its not going to happen overnight. Little by little I see those seconds falling off my times though.

Im onto my next adventure which is the Lake Effect Half Marathon. All proceeds go to help the Run 4 Life Campaign. The mission of Run 4 Life it to set up healthy events for Cayuga County and the surrounding areas. Helping to  fight child obesity, bringing child friendly events to the area and help local charities through these events. Check it out at Therun4life.org

I think it is sad that our youth are not expected or encouraged to be healthy and run. I told my ex that our 8 year old daughter ran 3 miles and I swear he was calling this child abuse. What?! Even when she rode her bike 3 miles while I ran he was hysterical about it! This is crazy! My daughter enjoys it! If she didn't she is also in Gymnastics, dance and swimming. She is very active and I plan to keep it that way. I even got a letter from Caitlins gym teacher for kids being active at least 6 days per week for 30min. This is a recommendation. Could you imagine if every child got a little more exercise than they do? We are too caught up in the Iphones, Computers, TV's that these children are not getting the proper exercise they need. My daughter is not allowed on the computer but 1 day a week supervised by me, not allowed to have a cell phone, and TV time is now limited as well. I don't think this is cruel but helping her to learn to be active, using her imagination at home as well as in the community.

This is why this race is a great race! It is sold out in its Inaugural Debut! 500 runners will take to the Snowy trails of Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool, NY on February 25, 2012 for 13.1 miles!! Im getting that Long sleeve shirt...It Snowed, I ran, I conquered...13.1!!! Woot!

Phew! I got on a tangent there! But you get the picture Im sure.

Last week in Numbers:

Swim: 4300 yrds- 1.75 hours
Bike: 3 hours - On trainer
Run- 23.93 miles- 3.69 hours
Strength- 1.5 hours

Total Time: 9:56:31

Goals for this week: Be consistent, Have great hydration and nutrition..be a good role model to my little one! :)


  1. Amen to that sista. When Greg and I have kids, I don care what they fall in love with...as long as they are reasonably active. Such a simple fix to a huge societal problem!

  2. Great goals for the week. I think you are a great role model for your daughter and all kids you may come in contact with. Keep up the good work!