Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The plague is over!

I survived the Plague of 2008.
After a rough week of a horrible, horrible cold-like flu-bronchitis I made it through alive. Between that and moving I missed nearly two weeks of workouts. Talk about feeling bad! That was *almost* worse than actually being sick!

I jumped back into it on Monday with an early morning workout with CP downtown. I took it easy and mainly just worked abs and arms. It felt pretty good but I definitely felt really weak. Tuesday I met SB and TE for a run with a goal time of 1h50min. Daunting to say the least after a long, long break. Despite the cold and the rain I made it through, for sure with the help of my training partners. It was not easy to say the least but I ran it all. The reward was seeing a double full rainbow over the Washington Monument on the home stretch. Aw yeah!

Today was another pretty good day. Since I missed the bike yesterday for the long run I decided to ride the spinning bike at work for a while and got in about 50 minutes. Thank goodness for my video ipod and the Office! I watched 2 episodes (The Fight and The Client) while riding and it got me through. I am starting to feel like I am really behind on my bike training but I think I can come back. After all...there are just 68 days until St. Anthony's (and MY BIRTHDAY!). Time to get cracking!

Also today....taught 2 abs classes at the gym. Will definitely be sore tomorrow! I got a few compliments for once which was really nice. Seemed like people enjoyed it and thought it intense enough. Rock on!

Went to swim practice tonight and made it through a 1000 yard swim as well as 6 100's and a cooldown. Not bad for showing up late even! went to The Tombs
afterwards with some of the Team which is always a good time. I tell you...wings never taste so good as they do after a hard swim! The beer might have helped too.

Barack and Roll!

Obama did it again!
He just won his 9th primary/caucus in a row with Wisconsin. Yes! I knew my peeps would vote the right way. Go Badgers!

This is definitely very exciting news. It will be interesting to see what happens with Washington and Hawaii. Pretty sure he will do well in at least the latter too.

Obama 2008!

Friday, February 8, 2008

"I got a crush on Obama"

Apparently this girl's crush was so severe that she couldn't even make it out to vote on Tuesday. Fortunately though she was well enough to make it to a victory party that night. Phew!


So I have been getting some grief for not writing on this in a long time. Sorry! Life has kind of gotten in the way! Things are settling down now though...I am working more, getting more clients, and am definitely into the swing of training. So that's a good thing!

I have been getting some GREAT clients which makes life a lot more fun. One guy just wants to work on cardio and core, another is a young mom working to train for her first 5K. It is great! It makes my life easier to have people who are so motivated.

I MOVED! I am finally living on my own and I couldn't be happier. I am a little nervous about making all the payments, etc. but it will be worth it. I am going to be so much happier which will make everything else better too.

I am registering for more races! So far 2008 looks like this:

Shamrock 1/2 Marathon
Scope it Out 5K
St. Anthony's Olympic Distance Triathlon
Columbia Olympic Distance Triathlon
Mooseman 1/2 Ironman
NJ State Spring Triathlon
Irongirl Columbia Triathlon

Looks like a pretty full schedule but it should be fun. I'll likely throw a relay or another race there in the fall. I can't stop myself!

Team in Training is going great even if I started a little late on my fundraising. So far I am 20% of the way there with just under $600. Check out my progress here.

More to come soon, more often. I swear!