Sunday, February 28, 2010
My first triathlon of 2010 will be this exact same triathlon. :)
Me coming in from the run. This is the first triathlon where I was able to jog about 90% of the 3.2 miles. The only reason I couldn't jog the whole 3.2 miles is because part of it was uphill and I wasn't used to running on such an incline.
Me in the background coming in from the bike. This particular triathlon, in order to get the 10.0 miles in on the bike, we had to do 2 "laps"of the route. It was quite difficult as well because part of the course you have to go up 2 VERY steep hills. I, as well as many other participants ended up having to get off their bikes and walk up the hill, but it was AWESOME, there was one person at the top of the hill cheering EVERYBODY on. It made it much easier.
Running as fast as I can in to the transition area to go to the swim.
My parents thought they were getting a picture of me in the pool swimming, but by the time they got in to the rec center to see me swim, I was done. :) I thought this swim would be difficult because I normally swim in a 25 yard pool, and this was, I believe a 50 yard pool, but it wasn't difficult at all.
Lately it seems like I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies. I can't seem to get enough.
I've never been one to enjoy lots of veggies, but especially baby carrots, I absolutely LOVE. I've always loved fruit, but never this much.
Within the past two days, I've eaten a whole bunch/bag of grapes that we bought at the store yesterday. On Friday, I think I had 3 apples (one wasn't very good though), two oranges and two tangelos.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE fruit. It's sweet, yet healthy for you too.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Well, yesterday, I was looking for triathlon's online and going through my calendar and noticed that I had found 10 triathlon's that I wanted to do!!! Ten!!! That's alot, but I thought I could do it.
Then, today as I'm looking through the list and seeing how much it's gonna cost to register for them, if I did all 10, it'd cost about $400 just to register for them, and then I'd need to get a hotel for 1 night for 2 of the triathlon's and then gas and everything to get to and from the triathlon's, it'd be about a total of $700. I just can't stomach paying that much this year. So, I've narrowed my list down to 7 triathlon's that I'm going to do this year. Only 1 of them is away and I'll need to get a hotel for one night. I'm kinda bummed, but I know this is in my best interest.
Another thing I'm debating right now, is, I've been invited by 3 different people to do the MS 175 in June. What is the MS 175 you may ask? It's a century ride on your bicycle. You can ride either 40, 60 or 100 miles all in one day on your bike. I really wanna do it. A local radio station has invited me to be on their team, a teacher from the high school I went to has invited me to be on their team, and my friend has invited me to be on her team. The only kicker is, to be able to ride in this century, you have to raise $250. Now, I'm all for donating $$$ to charity, but I just don't have $250 to donate, and I don't feel comfortable asking family to donate to it. So, we'll see what happens there. I really wanna do the ride because it's a challenge, but I don't know if I'll be able to come up with the money.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Less than 2 months and I get to compete in my first triathlon of the season! I'm SO excited!!! I love feeling the energy of competing in the triathlon's.
Last year I competed in 3 triathlon's. This year I want to do at least 5. I'd really like to do about 2 a month. It's such an adrenaline rush and it's like being on a high. I love it!
I think I'm going to make an appointment with my doctor though and see if he can check my BMI (body mass index) to see what my fat ratio is.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
It was a little harder than I expected. Granted, I've been riding a bike at the gym, but it's not the same as riding a bike out on the road, and with my first triathlon of the season coming up in a little over two months, I need to take my bike out a little more often. The cold doesn't really stop me from taking my bike out, the main thing right now that stops me from taking my bike out is it gets dark too early and the weather has been horrible. But, I don't have lights on my bike, and people don't watch for cyclists out on the road, so it makes me nervous to take my bike out when it's dark.
Anywho, I SO can't wait to take my bike out again.