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Katie Tri'd! Woot Woot!

My daughter Katie competed in her first triathlon yesterday. She rocked it!! I am so proud of her. Katie was really worried about swimming in the lake. She is not a big fan of weeds or fish :) However, as you can see from the smile on her face in this picture, she conquered it!

Katie did very well on the bike and run as well. She ended up 6th out of 16 in her 11 - 12 age group!!

She stayed strong and positive the whole day! I think she might be hooked :)I'm not sure what I was expecting, but there was everything from bikes with streamers and baskets to tri bikes. It was a great experience (except for the wait... Kate's group was last and they waited for all of the other age groups to finish...). I am humbled and inspired by my daughter.WAY TO GO KATIE!!!:) Trish

Freaky Friday

Nothing freaky about this Friday, except that I am off! I am taking another little mini vacation and it has stopped raining!! Woot woot! We're off to the pool :)

But first, I wanted to let you know that Katie and I went out for a two miler this morning. Two miles is about my standard distance right now. I was pooped! I've been eating poorly the last few days and not hydrating well. I also forgot to take my asthma and allergy meds last night. Bummer. Katie walked most of it and I walked about half. Katie is doing her first tri tomorrow morning and she said she was saving herself ;) I'll post pics from her awesome race!!

Until then... peace...


Best Run Evah!

"Continuous effort ~ not strength or intelligence ~ is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill I ran this morning!! It was awesome! I felt great and was so happy to be out there again. My funk is slowly lifting. I've realized I have goals that I want to achieve and I need to work hard to get there, even when I'm not feeling it. I didn't go the farthest or the fastest I've ever gone this morning, but I wanted it more than ever and that was a beautiful thing!

Thanks for your support!!

Trish :)

Burn Out

It's happened. I am burnt out. I am tired. I haven't worked out in 3 days. I've been eating pretty poorly. WTF? I can't seem to get back into it. I posted not too long ago about motivation. This is beyond that. No motivation. No desire. Ugh. I'm eating ice cream (cookies and cream even) as I type this. Not cool. Because I know this is something I want. I am not giving up. Tomorrow I begin again. Again. I will try to post a blurb every day or so about my workouts. To keep me honest!
Thanks for being out there and inspiring me!! Trish


Sorry for the delay peeps. The winner of my giveaway is: Ashley! Congrats!

I hope everyone is having a great week. It's busy around here as usual!

I've been staying motivated and working out daily. I've decided to back off on the weights and concentrate on running and biking. I'll still lift a couple times a week, but with much lighter weights. I think this is what I need to do to get fit and build the endurance I am seeking. I'm also hoping I'll drop a few pounds with the extra cardio! I consider my legs super strong, but let me tell you after running two miles and then the bleachers (only 2 minutes on the bleachers, I'm not completely crazy!), my legs were cashed. So below is my version of an ice bath. Super cold water with the one measly tray of ice cubes we had :) Mike offered to go buy a bag of ice, but eh, it was already dang cold! And yes, I know this pic is pathetic!

I'd like to leave you with this thought... "It's easy to have faith …

Happy 4th! and... a Giveaway!

I hope everyone had a great holiday! The pic above is of our local fireworks, which we are lucky enough to be able to see from our house :) We had my family over today for a cookout. Steak and chicken on the grill. Yum!!! I chose the chicken. Weird right. I LOVE steak! However, I had two cupcakes yesterday that my daughter made and decorated red, white and blue for a party, so I felt like I'd indulged enough! I love cooking for people. I think I should have more parties :)
I ran yesterday for the first time in a long time. I decided to try out the high school track made out of recycled tires. My hip (long story) was sore, but bearable. I started over with Week 5 of the Couch to 5K training program. Figured it was best not to rush it and injure myself again. I had enough left at the end to run the bleacher stairs for 3 minutes!! (My quads were screaming, but it felt oh so good ;) You can't really tell in the pic, but my face was sooo red! I hate that I get this red. My middle d…