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October 7, 2011

Being real for real

Well I had a pretty big slap in the face last night at my Weight Watchers meetings. I guess I just learned again that half-assing the plan is not going to get me to see weight loss results. I really want to lose this weight so I am commuting to focusing on my weight loss and reminding myself daily that I am doing this for myself not just to get into a super hot wedding dress. I can complain about it being tough and hard but the fact is that I just want to have less junk in the trunk! At this point I just want to be back to my Pre-triathon training weight of 163, it doesn’t seem that hard but 20 pounds is 2o pounds no matter what. It is going to take dedication and perseverance and a lot less beer.  Source

Yes I know Boohoo, So I won’t be able to go out and party like I am 21 again, I guess it is just the truth that I really have to account for myself and really focus on that.

For anyone that might actually be reading this….

Would it be interesting/beneficial for me to do a daily eats on my page to help keep me accountable? Especially when going out on the weekend? What about only doing daily eats on the weekend (my trouble time) …

Next week I am going to come back smaller and weighing less damn it! PS I need to run my ass off because I only have 8 weeks until the Vegas Half Marathon( be jealous)

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July 28, 2011

Nervous, and a look back to the first time…

So many feelings are going on right now. I really can’t share all the excitement/nervousness/fear/love I am feeling, so instead I decided to do an interpretative dance… [Insert dance here] I wish I had enough time to come up with a dance and then do it for you and somehow video tape and and put it up but I do not. So I figured instead I would post up some pictures of what my first race looked like and then we can have some awesome comparisons. In a way this kind of feels like my first race, I don’t know what to expect and I am doing something for the first time. Granted I have done other triathlons but this is the longest distance I will be doing to date! I really don’t think I will ever do an Iron man…..(think is the key word here)

 

The morning of the race

Betty's Debut!

My bike is on the left, look how pretty blue betty looks in the mist.

This is my girl Christina, she was such a savage new mama doing a triathlon I miss the hell out of you Christina!( Now that I look back, even though I weighed less my face is thinner now than it was then…hmmm. something to consider when being bummed about gaining weight.)

Hair braiding before the race!

My mom came to my first triathlon, It was so great having my family down in Monterey,CA cheering me on for my race!

 

Getting ready to Jump in the water!

Bike Bike Bike!!

 

Run!

This was a rough run, as they always are. I have to say that running during a triathlon is always the hardest part, maybe  because you just did two other sports? ya think?

Then things got a little crazy at the after party…..Lets just say Tri peeps know how to party!

 

That is a little photo recap of my first ever Triathlon. Looking back at it I remember how amazing it was. I loved all these people and I now know that triathlon training was more than just a race for me it was building a family. Maybe that is why I don’t have the same feeling going into this race as I did the last two. I had my team with me, My friends I made throughout the tough training days. I guess I learned that Triathlon training is meant to be with a team, training my my own was by far way harder than with the team.

In any case are we ready to kick some half Iron Ass or what!

March 31, 2011

Getting ready for Hawaii!

My Triathlon bag is huge and will be filled with

  • goggles
  • swimcap
  • trisuit
  • running shoes
  • biking shoes
  • pedals
  • helmet
  • gu
  • bike gloves
  • water bottles
  • visor
  • socks
  • miscellaneous plane stuff

I have a large suitcase for everything else. Lets hope that I have everything I need and can fit all my goodies I am bringing back. Tonight is the final night I have in California. I wake up at 5am to leave our house at 6 to be at the airport at 7. My flight leaves at 8:50 and I arrive in Hawaii at 11:26. I think I am ready to  rock this triathlon and rock Hawaii. I truly feel blessed to have so many amazing teammates and such a great, generous , and amazing friend, Ashley, to let us enjoy Hawaii longer and take over her apartment in Honolulu! I promise to post pics and updates as much as I can. Jason just bought a new camera so this blog is going to be bitchin….Just sayin ;P

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