Thursday, July 30, 2009

Feeling not so skinny...

Man, I love that fact that I've enjoyed a month of doing what I want to do...whether it be working out because I actually wanted to or sitting my butt on my couch and petting my dogs because I missed them for the last 6 months. But my poor body is screaming, "Shawnda, you are getting chubby again." So for the sake of everyone around me and well from my own well being, I'm getting back on this workout wagon.

I've been having a lack of motivation alot lately. Can't determine the true cause of it, but I need to kick it in the butt.

I'm kinda sure I'm going to do the Conroe Half Ironman again. I need to go back and kick its butt. It almost beat me last year and I was having none of it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Back in the Pool...

I decided yesterday that I need to get back on the wagon and workout. So much easier than trying to eat "right". And for me, we know that just won't happen. So I packed my stuff to hit the pool today.

It was a good lunch time swim. Nice to get away from the desk and swim. I love the water and taking a short swim at lunch is just what I needed.

Even though my right arm has been having some issues with a pinched nerve(at least that is what I've been told it is)I felt great but didn't last to long as it was killing me. Oh well, I got in the water and that is all that matters!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Couples Triathlon

Well I went and signed up about a week ago for another triathlon and just wanted to have some fun...and I did! It was a hot steamy day in Austin so I knew I had better back off a little as I would be wanting to kill myself.
Swim: well had a slower swim time than expected..but I haven't swam in like 3-4 weeks. Last swim, morning of Ironman...guess this means I need to get back into the pool.
T1: awesome, had no problems.
Bike: went slower than I imagined but oh well, it was suppose to be fun right? I need to work on this bike thing.
T2: good, no problems.
Run: started out running and walked a little. It was hot. Ran until I got to the big hill and well, who cares, I'm out here for fun so I made it to the top and ran again. Not the best run time I've had but it was on a crappy trail and well, I didn't like that aspect but oh well.
Finish: I have no clue what my time was. And the website cut it off. So it doesn't matter it was all for just some fun.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Last week was a hard week for me emotionally and mentally. My dogs managed to create complete destruction on my house on Wednesday night(and that was our 8 year wedding anniversary). I walked in to about 4 feet of carpet pulled up in the hallway. We had a some bad thunder and lightening roll through that morning and Niki FREAKED out! Saturday night we ventured out to hang with friends and enjoy fireworks and it happened again...but this time in more than one place! Sunday I had a tennis match with the triathlon team and Niki bit a guy! What the heck is going on with this poor dog. I felt so bad for the guy but at least it was more of bruise and not bleeding and punctured.

So we are now tracking down more carpet and getting it replaced before my mom, sister, and grandma show up next week.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Not to bad...

Monday came and went without many questions from people at work. Thank GOD! I really didn't want to answer them or relive the dreadful ironman experience all over again.

Tuesday I called around for a Doctor and found one! Hopefully some much needed help is on the way.

Wednesday I met with Chrissie to discuss my triathlon future...and...there is still is one. Don't know exactly what races, but I'll eventually sign up for something and just keep with half ironman training in the mean time until I decide.

Not a bad week.