April 19, 2011 By lisa
I want to participate in True Confessions this week because I have lots of good things to confess.
First, I ran my third half marathon this weekend and I shaved 5 minutes off my last half marathon time- woot woot! Even better than that though, I got to run it with my BFF Christy (yeah, this Christy of Shrinking Jeans) and we had the BEST time talking, laughing, bitching about the hills, motivating, and pushing one another. I am fairly certain she could have run faster on her own, but she says *nahhhh*. Regardless, the race was exhilarating and awesome at all the same time. Official race report here.
In addition, our very own Ann joined us for the 5K portion of the race. It was my first time to meet her face to face. I had the extreme pleasure of getting to hang out with her this weekend. It was so awesome putting an actual face/voice/physical being to the words behind the computer screen.
So what’s next race-wise for me? I can’t say exactly what will be my next race. I would love to say that it will be a triathlon BUT there is still some uncertainty going on in my family life. Decisions are being made and once those decisions are made, we can move forward to living life and settling down. Decisions like- are we moving to South Austin or are we moving to San Antonio (related to husband’s job/career). We are living with my MIL right now and I feel like our life has been put on hold, all pending this BIG move/job decision.
For now, I continue to wait patiently….. and run.
June 30, 2010 By lisa
Let’s skip the formalities and jump to what you’re really here for, MY WEIGHT!
Last week’s weight: 175.4 lbs (ugh)
This week’s weight: 174 lbs (yippee)
A loss of 1.6 lbs
Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!
Although I’ll be a whole lot happier when I say good-bye to the 170′s (again)! Last week was my first time to weigh-in in quite some time and I vowed to weigh-in every week this Summer. I am also leading the mini-challenges which is keeping me accountable to actually DOING the mini-challenges-HA! This week, I have been focusing hard on what I am eating, journaling it, getting in my fruits and veggies and drinking tons of water.
I’ve returned to going to the gym, A LOT. I went four times last week, just getting back in to the groove of exercising. I took a Body Kombat class for the first time (a mix of kickboxing and martial arts) and I took a Spin class. I lifted weights, I rode the stationary cycle and I walked on the treadmill.
I have my eyes on training for the San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon on November 14th and possibly even doing this event (a beach run) on August 14th, both with Christy.
Another thing I cannot stop thinking about is doing a triathlon. The one I did back in February during the Sisterhood Olympics opened my eyes to the fun of mixing it up- swimming, biking and running. I spend my evenings scouring the want ads for a used bike (OMG- who knew bikes could be so expensive? Plus the gear- ack! If money grew on trees, then I would get this bike.). I spend a lot of time reading triathlon books and checking out various races and different websites. I am “this close” to attending an “Austin triathlon training group seminar” to see if I can hook up with a local group for training.
Thinking about tri’ing gives me excited butterflies in my stomach. Not nervous-ness, not anxiety, not “can I do this”……nope, I have excitement and butterflies because I already know I CAN DO THIS.
Even though my time for the 1/2 marathon in San Diego with Team Shrinking Jeans was not what I wanted it to be and even though I did it with a bum hip, completing it gave me something I could not get anywhere else- BELIEF IN MYSELF. I KNOW I will finish whatever races I sign up for, of that, I am 100% certain. I added to “the bank” once I crossed that finish line and my mental game is even stronger now.
I’m all over the board today, huh?
So yeah, Summer 2010 is going to kick ass for me, I just know it.