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Monday, September 28, 2009

New Week. . .. .more progress!


It's Monday! I already went down to the pool today and did some light swimming. . . .I am going to hit the treadmill tonight. I am trying to remember to get Bryan to take a "before" picture for me to have to compare to in a few months from now. It's funny though, I have improved muscle tone already in just a month or so! Hooray!

*Went to the gym. . . ran 1 minute (6mph) walked 2 minutes. . . . couldn't do quite 10 times, but close. My calves were going to explode! I will build up to it might take me a couple days :) I did about a 13 minute mile~ so not too bad. I jogged back to my apartment and realized it was easier jogging on the pavement then when I am on a treadmill. . . wonder why? Didn't hurt my calves as much. . .

Wednesday. . . I'll get the reps done 10 times!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ya! A bike trainer!!!!

Thanks to Jennifer's sister~ She has a bike trainer that she said I could borrow so I can train and prepare for the race! Woot woot~ I will bring it home with me when I return from Idaho. So until then I am going to focus on my running & swimming as planned. But in November I will be able to fit in my biking ON MY BIKE in the comfort of my own home. I am very excited and grateful for that!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Slacked off. . . .


I had some unexpected family things happen this weekend and it made it impossible to fit in much exercise this weekend. But no harm done. Monday is a new week and I can jump right back in where I left off. No excuses. . . I just need to get right back into my routine! So just checking in and reminding myself of the extra work I have to do to play catch up :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009




MON: Run 1 min, walk 2 min ~ repeat 10x
TUES: Walk, walk easy 30 minutes
WED: Run 1 min, walk 2 min ~ repeat 10x
THURS: Walk, walk easy 30 minutes
FRI: Run 1 min, walk 2 min ~ repeat 10x
SAT: Run 1 min, walk 2 min ~ repeat 10x


Tonight I completed about 200yds swimming total (one lap butterfly stroke) along with doing over 1 mile including my cool down! I did a 15 minute mile, so I cut off 3 minutes :) Then I added a few weights working my upper shoulder and triceps. Pretty wore out tonight. . . and hungry!

Running. . . .

I think I am going to focus on my running a little harder than biking/swimming. I will still incorporate swimming and do some biking, but until Spring 2010 I think I will focus mainly on building up my running endurance.

I have a couple reasons for this:
#1 I feel Running is my weakest aspect
#2 I want to challenge myself. . . try to do a race in Jan/Feb :)

There are several opportunities here in the Phoenix area to participate in many races/runs/marathons. . . .I also think I will get into great shape inside and out if I build up my running. I actually have always enjoyed running, it's tough, but it is so rewarding after you have pushed yourself and accomplished more than you thought you could!

I found a good beginner running schedule so I will also post it in case anyone might want to use it. Like the triathlon workout, I will post the upcoming weeks workout the Sunday before. So watch for it coming soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week 2 Workout Schedule:

Well this was a crazy weekend. I got a little bit of my workout in, but not as much as I would have liked. My shoulders and arms are still kinda tender, which means I need to work them more. I think my workout increases this week. . . I guess I should post it, so this weeks workout is below:

WEEK 2 Workout
  • Warm Up
  • 100yds Freestyle
  • 50yds Cool Down
  • Walk 20 Minutes
  • Bike 2 Miles
  • Warm Up
  • Freestyle 100yds
  • Cool Down 50yds
  • Walk 20 Minutes
  • OFF
  • Warm Up
  • Freestyle 100yds
  • Cool Down 50yds
  • Bike 2 Miles
  • Walk 25 Minutes
  • Bike 2 Miles

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Had to Improvise. .


Last night I walked to the gym to ride the bike there cuz I can actually calculate how far I have ridden. . . after getting there, I realized that the other gym is the one that has the bike! Frustrating. So I decided to switch Fridays and Saturdays workout. I did want to work my upper body since I wasn't going to swim. I did the shoulder/chest/upper arms workout machine thing. . . with I'm not sure how much weight, all I know is I am SORE today. But it's good to feel the burn right? Push through the pain baby. . . .oh yeah!

Friday, September 18, 2009



Well it's Friday. . . . swimming and walking day! I'll let ya know when I get it completed :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I feel jello-ie


I wanted so badly to be all lazy tonight. .. . I biked yesterday and so today was a swim and walk day. I knew if I slacked off today, then it would be easy to continue to slack off and one day would turn into my demise! So I got my tank top and shorts on and biked to the community gym to hit the treadmill. I walked a little over a mile in 20 minutes. I am slowly picking up my pace :) Before I know it I will be a jogging queen.

Then I had to force myself to put on my swimsuit and do my 100yds swimming~ DID IT TOO!
Needless to say my legs and arms are a little fatigued. . A good sign, a welcome sign!

Monday, September 14, 2009



I just got back from my "Monday" workout from my week one schedule. As the workout specified!
I went to the pool this evening and I swam freestyle 50yds (or maybe a little more) then did 50yds cool down with some resting strokes ie: breast stroke, side stroke, back stroke. . . it was nice and I was pleasently suprised how easy it was. My endourance isn't completely terrible.

Afterwards I changed into my tank top and shorts and rode my bike down to the gym and walked on the treadmill. I walked about 3.8 mph speed for a little over 20 minutes. My legs were feeling it! I had to ride my bike back to my apartment ~ thank goodness it's not very far!

I wonder how sore I'll be tomorrow :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Well for the last week I have been dealing with the Safe Place booth at the fair. Now that it is finally over I can get back to work! Boy am I glad that week is over with! I think that was more exhausting than actually working out!

Tomorrow I will go to weight class and then I will go back a second time to do some running. I checked out prices on swimming, UGH, so I will start doing that once it cools down outside. Now I just need to find a bike to ride!! I talked to my dad and he thinks he can hook me up with one to train on! Woohoo!

I am so excited to continue training! I have never done anything like this! Who knows, maybe this will be an annual thing for Jamie and I! Hey, maybe one year we will win! Ha ha!!

Workout for week one:

On Friday night I went out for a nice night swim. . .it was B. E. A. UTIFUL! Serious, it's absolutely amazing to go out at 8:30pm and have the stars out, and the warm breeze. I swam for about 20 minutes. I am even getting a little more endurance with the butterfly stroke.

What I REALLY, REALLY wish I could get is a bike trainer. . . it converts your bike into an indoor training bike. SO you can bike anytime at home (out of the heat and danger). It pretty much attaches to the back tire and allows you to ride normally. They cost around $150-$200-ish, so I doubt I get one anytime soon. It's definitely on my WISH LIST. . among many other things :)

Okay so here is this weeks Workout Schedule:

Monday 9-14:
Swim *Warm up *Freestyle 50yds *Cool Down 50yds
Bike OFF
Walk for 20 min

Tuesday 9-15:
Swim OFF
Bike 2 Miles

Wednesday 9-15:
Swim *Warm Up *Freestyle 50yds*Cool Down 50yds
Bike OFF
Run Walk for 20 Min

Thurs 9-17: OFF!!

Friday 9-18:
Swim *Warm Up*Freestyle 50 yds*Cool Down 50yds
Bike 2 Miles

Saturday 9-19:
Swim OFF
Bike OFF
Run Walk for 25 Min

Sunday 9-20:
Swim OFF
Bike 2 Miles

*If anyone wants to follow my workout with me, I will post the weeks schedule every Sunday Night for the next week! GO ahead. . . . We'll be ready in 22 weeks! Then we just have to maintain till July and August :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Can't wait till I have some endurance!


I decided to see what it was like using the bike machine at our gym. . . it seemed a lot harder than riding my real bike. My thighs got a workout for sure. I put it on a level 3 workout. Stayed in 1, 2 and sometimes 3rd gear. I did some light jogging and walking and about 50 or so crunches. Slowly but surely I will get more endurance. . . I hope!

I think I will go jump in the pool to cool off!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sore Butt!


I think I need some padded bike shorts for sure! My butt is slightly sore. My legs are feeling much better today though. My arms and shoulders are still a little fatigued. We went out I rode my bike while Bryan was rollerblading. Well anyway~ I just want to point out again that Jennifer has not posted in SEVERAL days!!!! I would really like to get my hands on a bike trainer. . . it is a stand for your bike that converts it into a stationary bike, so you can train in your house at anytime. They are over $150 used, so I doubt I get one anytime soon. Unless you happen to know someone who just wants to get rid of one :)

Until Tomorrow!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Have to get used to my bike


It's weird to be back on a bicycle again. It's been YEARS!! I was noticing I am a bit awkward on my bike. I had to laugh at myself because as a child I LIVED on my bike. As kids we spend soooo much time riding our bikes everywhere we go that we practically become 'one with the bike'~ Not Anymore :) Baby steps. . . I just did maybe 2 miles around our block and apartment complex. My thighs were burning. I have a LONG way to 16 miles or whatever the sprint is. Next week I am going to start the workout schedule I found online. My triceps are still a little sore, my calves are a slightly better and my abs still hurt to sit up. Ahhhh what great feelings :)

*I would also like to point out that Jennifer hasn't posted her workout in at least a day or so :) I do want to point out that the workout schedule does say to take 2 days off every week and take the last week of the month easy. Good thing too, I won't feel guilty when I don't work out those two days!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Got my swimmin in today! Hooray!

I just got back from a good swim. I swam for 1/2 hour with little to no breaks in between. I stop when my arms get too heavy to lift out of the water. I worked just my legs a little too. I have a long way to go, but I was just thinking how amazing it is that I can swim for so long without a single cough. I could not tolerate swimming about 2 years or so before my transplant. . . so it's been over 4 years. I am just happy I remember how to :)

Found a website that had some great tips on training for triathlons and running. So I have linked in at the top right hand of the blog! Check it out, it should help. It says you will be ready for a sprint triathlon in like 6 months! SO I guess we'll see.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sadly. . . no working out today :(


I am sadly reporting that I did not work out today. . . . I feel lazy. I am not going to make excuses, I just didn't. I really need to start getting up earlier in the morning so I can fit it in BEFORE Bryan gets up and we make plans for the day. Ugh, Sorry. . . I will make sure to fit it on tomorrow. One day off is okay right? Oh wait I take Sunday off. . . never again! (never again will I miss a day other than Sunday, just clarifying) :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009



Well I think today I over did it. I jogged for 1.6 miles and then did a brisk walk for .4 for a total of 2 miles. I was going to do 3 miles but then I thought I might not make it through weight class! Towards the end of my jog my knee started to ache, so when I was done I did some really good stretching. I went to weight class and we did triceps, biceps and shoulders and my knee did not hurt then. But now it is really sore again! I think I will have to take a day off tomorrow so I don't kill it so bad that I can't do anything! I will be back to the gym on Friday for weight class where we will be doing all legs! Yikes! I think I will start swimming when it gets cooler. I don't really feel like being in a heated pool when it is so hot outside!!

Oh Baby. . . Am I going to be sore tomorrow


I just got done kicking the crap out of myself. I swam today. . .for about 15 minutes. THEN, after Bryan left for school, I decided to go to our gym here at the apartments and try out their treadmills. I ran (jogged) for .33 mile then walked to .36 mile then jogged to about .47 mile then cooled down and ended at about a .75 mile. It took me a little under 14 minutes. Not too terribly bad for my first time back on the ol' treadmill in YEARS :) Baby steps. . . .


So, I am a little short on running/working out attire. I went to the local Goodwill just to kill some time. I don't usually buy stuff only because I hate sifting through so much junk in hopes of finding something good. But. . . today I was feeling patient and it paid off. I found some REALLY cute white and pink Abercrombie 70's style shorts. They look brand new! They rang up only $1.99! I'm pretty sure they are Girls large, but they fit. Anyway. . .so I guess now I don't have a reason to NOT START RUNNING :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Still Runnin!!


So last night after I posted I thought I would look up to see what I actually got myself into. So looks like we will be running 3.1 miles, biking 12.4 miles and swimming for 500 yards (10 laps). I thought to myself, geez 3.1 miles is a BREEZ! I can do that now with no problem. So after my boy got out of Kindergarten the next day we went to the gym and I started on my 3.1 mile jog, I know I can't run it yet, well it was A LOT harder than I thought it was going to be! So I settled for a 1 mile jog and then a half mile brisk walk and then a 1 mile jog and then another half mile brisk walk and then I cooled down for about 5 minutes. I am hoping tomorrow I can jog for 1.5 miles and then do a half mile brisk walk and then another 1.5 mile jog. I have put off the swimming. I know I need to get started. That is going to be the hardest part for me. I think the hardest part of swimming, besides the swimming of course, is that there will be people watching! I HATE it when people watch me! Guess I will have to get over that one!