Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's leap year..

Apparently this is a day where women can ask men to marry them...I watched the movie "Leap Year" and it was actually pretty darned cute...anywhoooo... This a.m. I completely slept thru my 4:26 a.m. wake up call to go to masters swim..I think I was exhausted from our cycling class last night and not sleeping very well.

So, tonight I'll do my longish run..except that there's this whole leap year run thing.  I can't run 29 miles, I want to run further than 2.9 miles and longer than 29minutes..what should I do instead?? Any ideas out there?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back to cycling

Tuesday night core/cycling class tonight.  30min's of core and 1hr high spinning class. I like Thursday nights better as it's long, tempo-ish type class.  This high cadence stuff is for the birds.  I know it's supposed to be really good for us cyclists, but it gets old.

I am looking forward to being finished with these classes and out on the roads.  Tomorrow it's supposed to be 62 here, rainy, but warm.

This a.m. the birds are back and chirping their pretty hearts out.  Come on spring, I know you're just around the corner!
Tomorrow night is our 3rd class for puppies.

Here you can see our "Blue" attacking my husband....getcher a$$ outta bed he's trying to say!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend workouts..

Well I was supposed to do 1.5hrs on the bike, that was a total fail as running around and then driving an hour each way to visit the in-laws and drop off our tax info took almost the whole day Saturday.
Sunday at least was better.  Got in a 5 mile run.  I suck at running and even that 5 miles was a huge struggle.  I do love to be out though this time of the year.  The sun is out, it's warming up, people were out riding, running, walking their dogs..just lovely!

This a.m. it was up at 4:26 and off to the pool.  We had a HARD workout.  Our main set was 8x125's on the 2:00' face was beat red at the end and I thought my arms were going to fall off :) 

Tonight it's an hour with my buddy Tony Horton on P90X2...really love those DVD's!

Hope your weekend was better training wise.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Shelley Laflin
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Quit the crap

Yup so true, I used to know someone who ate that crap...
This is what real food looks like.
You don’t need to starve yourself in order to lose weight. And you don’t need to feed yourself crappy “300-calorie” frozen dinner packages. All you need are wholesome foods and balanced meals.
Rethink what goes into your mouth and how you fuel your body. Rethink how you’re taking care of yourself.

I'm going sugar free!

Sugar is addictive and is a low grade poison like any other addictive substance.
Refined sugar in particular provides only "empty" calories and lacks natural nutrients which are present at least in some degree in the whole sugar beet or whole sugar cane.
Such sugar is a refined and therefore incomplete carbohydrate. The body cannot utilize refined carbohydrate that has been depleted of all the proteins, vitamins and minerals that make a complete carbohydrate.
Eating sugar is worse than not eating anything because to digest, detoxify and eliminate it, the body tissues must give up precious vitamins and minerals which are vital to cellular health. Deficiencies occur and cells grow weak ­ causing the tissues and organs they compose to become weak and your health to deteriorate. 
Additionally, the body's attempt to use incomplete carbohydrate results in the formation of toxic substances such as pyruvic acid and abnormal molecules containing five carbon atoms. Pyruvic acid accumulates in the brain and nervous system causing all manner of problems. The abnormal molecules accumulate in the red blood cells causing a different set of problems.
These toxic substances interfere with the respiration of the body's cells. The cells cannot get sufficient oxygen to survive and to function normally. In time, some of the cells die off and are no longer replaced.
These permanent cell deaths leave missing areas that interfere with the function of parts of the body, its nervous system and organs and this is the beginning of degenerative disease.
Excess sugar of ANY kind swells the liver and is then changed to fatty acids and deposited as fat in areas of the body like belly and thighs etc. and finally in the vital organs which slow down and can't function as they need to and the entire body is then severely effected with deteriorated function and health.
In addition to these destructive effects, sugar of ANY kind makes the blood and body tissues acid which is perfect for the development, survival and breeding of harmful germs and viruses. You need to keep your body tissues and blood alkaline so germs and viruses will not take hold and breed and result in you becoming quite sick. You can't keep your tissue and blood alkaline if you are eating sugar of ANY kind.
Withdrawal from sugar must be done gradually while giving the body large quantities of the substances that sugar steals from body tissues.
The first step to cutting out sugar is to throw away all refined sugar and to refuse to buy any refined sugar - and to replace it with only unrefined organic sugar.
Next, if the foods you are eating and the drinks you are habitually drinking contain sugar then gradually cut down on them and switch to healthy food and drink.
If you drink 4 sodas each day, start by cutting down to 3 each day for a few days and then to 2 each day - then to one and finally don't put this liquid sugar-poison in your body at all. Cut out cookies. the same way.
Man-made artificial, chemical-sweeteners are not safe and are toxic to nerve cells and tissue cells in varying degrees, causing head aches, perception oddities and other physical problems that get worse and more permanent the longer the artificial sweeteners are used ­ so do not switch to those.
The next step in withdrawal from sugar is to gradually replace all sugar with only pure Stevia Leaf Sweetener. Stevia is a totally natural herb with no calories and no adverse effects on the body. (A tiny amount of Stevia is needed or the sweetness is so extreme it tastes a little bitter.)
While withdrawing from sugar and afterwards the doctor or technician may require that you take generous amounts of liquid minerals, potassium tablets and liquid vitamins or other supplements.
It's going to take 72 hours for me to "detox", but i'm looking forward to seeing how I do. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

P90X2..bring it!

Last night I worked late and had to miss my cycling class which is fine.  I'm getting so bored with it now and want to be outside! 
I did go home and decided to start using my P90X2 DVD's.  I did the core workout and man is it hard.  The thing I love about Tony Horton is that his focus is on perfect technique which I love.  I tried the Insanity workouts for a week and found my knees just could not take it.  Almost every move involves jumping up and down up and down, side to side, up and down.  I thought my knees were permanently toast after a week of doing that crap!  P90X2 is even better than P90X, I just love it and I know we won't be doing crazy stupid, sloppy moves.
So on to this a.m.  It was 4:25 rise and shine and off to the pool.  We had a great hard workout of 100's, descending, ascending, so I enjoyed that very much.  Tonight I'll try to run an hour and see how that goes...

Happy training ya'll!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What Lance is bringing to our sport.

I can hardly wait to see if this happens.  I love watching the live broadcast the day of Kona, if it's brought on TV, even better!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Training plans?

I've been following the competitive plan from my IronFit book.  Seems like it's going to be very manageable.  Last night we had our coached cycling class..we did lots of hard sessions.  My quads were killing me last night.  So the most intelligent thing was to get up and go swimming right?  My kicking even hurt in the pool, but it's a good sign that means i'm working hard :)

What's your training plan?


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Awful day here in LA...just kidding

Been busy that's for sure. Today is going to be a long day, we will head up to irvine for a lovely dinner with my work group tonight. Tomorrow I'll hang out at Venice beach, should be fun.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Our little guy is getting along well.

Other than nipping at us last night, our little guy is doin very well. You would never know he can't hear. He is very attentive and watches everything. He is really a joy to have around.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I need to learn sign language..

We brought our little guy home last night..what a bundle of excitement.  The only thing is since he's deaf, he has no idea what is going on I think.  He just runs around with boundless energy..non stop..all...of ..the..time...sigh.  Hopefully tonight will be a bit better as he adjusts to his new home and environment.  I love him already.  He still has no name.  One thing is we need to learn sign language for him quick!

No..NOT M.I.A's TRASHY sign language!!!!!!!!! 
So on the training front..I SUCK..THE END...okay, I may run tonight..but I still SUCK!!!  Too much work, not enough hours in the day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Here is our new deaf boy!

No name yet, boy is he cute!

strike a pose...

Da'am..that girl can rock it out...I totally loved the Superbowl yesterday and esp. the halftime show.  I love that fact that I am a hoosier now and totally love the fact that I live in Indy.  I'm so proud that Indy pulled off a first class event for the superbowl...hurrah.

Tonight we may be adopting a deaf border collie puppie.  They actually will give him to us since he is deaf and no one else wants him..really?  Isn't that heart breaking.  Well I'll find out later today with hubby if that's what we really want..I know I do!!!!!!
Happy Monday all!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What a crazy week

Work has been kicking my ass! There has not been enough hours to train. I've been beat! Yesterday I took hubby on our little adventure to a b&b where they breed border collies. It was a nice het away from all the craziness in our city Diego the super bowl. We're back though and ready to get our game on, how about you?