Thursday, September 11, 2008

My week in a nutshell...

Monday- I did a round of bricks 5 miles bike, 1 mile run, etc... I ended up doing 20 miles on bike, 3 mile run with 10 minute cooldown

Tuesday- Elliptical 30 min. Weight training 45 min

Wednesday- Elliptical 20 min. Spin Class 45 min. In the afternoon headed out for a 30 mile bike ride on the Silver Comet. I fell 2xs trying to clip out of my shoes. I know that I looked so silly, like a weeble I wobbled and I fell down. Very sore today

Thursday- Elliptical 10 min. Weight training 45 min.

School is great. I have 13 adorable pre-k children. We are learning about our Community Helpers. My husband came by in his Waste truck to show the kids how it worked. They are so excited, some cried, others jumped for joy.

I hope all of you have had a great week.
Keep training. Keep dreaming.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

10k Classic

I decided to still run the 10k on Labor Day in honor of my dad. I was so tired from Sunday (Dad's memorial) but I really wanted to do it.
Hubby got up with me. I tried to convince him to run with me but he said, No way. Maybe next year. He dropped me off at Cumberland Mall at 6:15 am and headed down Cobb Parkway to the finish. They close Cobb Pkwy at 6:30. I went to the bathroom before lines got really long. I did some stretches and ran for about 30 min. to get ready.
It took me about 1:05 according to my watch. The official time was 1:19 min.

It was the hardest race, even though it was not my longest race it just seemed to wear me out. I cried most of the way. I am sore and over worked but it was worth it.

Friday, August 29, 2008

TODAY August 29, 2008...

my dad died. It is so hard to see someone so strong all of your life wither down to almost nothing. I know that one day I will see him again, but for now I am learning to cope without him here on earth.

I am still working on my training. Today I did an hour spin class. I have a friend coming down and we are riding the Silver Comet this week.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


My posts have been few and far between. I am still working out and training daily, but both of my parents have cancer. The most urgent need that I am helping with is my dad, he is battling lung cancer.
As a little girl, he was the strongest man that I knew- totally different from today as I watched him desperately trying to take a breath.

I cried most of the day.

Cancer sucks.

I am so glad that there are people out there raising money to help find a cure.

Down 3 more pounds!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Life?!?!-- It happens!

and continues to happen, even when I want it to slow down. I know that I haven't posted in a while about the training so I thought I would comment about what has been happening.
The training has been steady-every morning at 5:00-6:30 am, which is so good for me and yesterday I even did an extra hour in the evening.
I am trying to drop weight so balancing nutrition is something that I am working on. Marni Rakes has a great blog where she posts recipes and such. In the past three weeks I have dropped 9 lbs. Woo-Hoo !!! I would like 10 more. We will see what happens.

School has started this week for all of us. I like the schedules and routine that school brings. I thrive with a schedule and so does my family.
Trevor is starting 2nd grade and Roman is a big 10th grader.
I have 12 wonderful kindergarten children. I think that it is going to be a great year.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Back from the dead... I mean California

I just returned from an 8 day trip to see my mom in California. I am little out of it with the time change, but I am wanting to get outside and run.
I planned on doing the Acworth's Women Tri this coming weekend, but I don't think that it is happening. I have been away from my family for a week and they just want to be with me... so, I am opting to stay here and be with them and catch the next one August 23rd in Peachtree City.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Look what I got!!!!

SHIMANO Bike shoes!!!! WooHoo!

I woke up Saturday morning for a 40 mile bike ride on the Silver Comet with a friend. I parked at the Silver Comet Depot and after the ride I decided to take "Sally" (my bike) in for some love and they were having a SALE. A BIG sale. These shoes were 100.00 with 75% off.
$25.60 with tax

I have never ridden with bike shoes so this will be an experience. I will keep you updated.