I guess a blog update is in order. I've had a 'not-bad' week so far.
Monday - sucked as far as eating was concerned. I didn't get organized on Sunday night and then once I starting "eating crap", I didn't stop. I did do a good strength workout Monday night though.
Tuesday - eating was excellent. Healthy breakfast and lunch, not perfect but ok supper (in a rush), NO BEER or SNACKIES at the bar after volleyball that night, and only one small chocolate. Approx 1400-1500 calories. (Here's Tuesday's food and exercise log at Sparkpeople.com where I will be logging my intake for the next few weeks as I get my eatig habits back on track.) I went for a 4.1 km run after work, then played volleyball (not too vigorously :) in the evening.
Wednesday - Another good eating day, so far. I'm starving right now and trying hard not to cave to cravings. Luckily it's 10:30 pm and I need to go to bed. Click here for today's food log. I went to the YMCA and did my first swim in 3 months this afternoon. I was VERY tired all day but made myself go, with a little help from my friends on Twitter. I was amazed that after the first 4 lengths, I felt like I hadn't been away from the pool. I guess it's like riding a bicycle. Yay!
The Kelownagurl Tris Podcast
On the podcasting front - I have been recording bits and pieces all week and will spend some time putting it together this weekend with the hope to post Episode 3 on Sunday afternoon/evening. I continue to waver between confidence and insecurity throughout this whole thing though. Idiot. I hate that aspect of my personality. Ah well, soldier on, and continue to do things that scare the shit out of me... :)
If you've listened to my first two episodes and have any suggestions, questions, ideas for things you'd like to hear, or comments, please email me! I've had a few requests to talk about cycling/bikes for beginner triathletes but I welcome any other ideas.
For now, you can download, and even subscribe to, the Kelownagurl Tris Podcast at http://drop.io/kelownagirl. I hope to get the hosting thing set up this weekend and get linked to itunes ASAP. Thanks for your patience and encouragement!
Big thanks to Dan (@blackfonzie of 4 Feet Running Podcast) and Nigel (@Nigelrunner of Running with the Reaper Podcast) for their wonderful technical support. Also to Rob (@Ultradad of the Ultradad Podcast) for answering my many questions. And a big thank you to Chris Russell (@cyktrussell of the Run Run Live Podcast) for his kind shoutout on Episode 49 of his podcast. You guys are awesome!! I also want to thank the many people who sent me emails, DM's, twitter messages, and comments at drop.io with nice things to say about my first attempts. It made a HUGE difference - thank you!
Update: I also have to add a big hug to the Scarborough Dude who gave me a wonderful plug on his podcast Dicksnjanes this week. Thank you so much, and YES! get on that bike this spring! I will hold you to that! (I love his podcast but if you decide to give it a listen, be forewarned that he uses the F word frequently, LOL... :)