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Recommitting with a Sprint Triathlon at 206lbs

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yesterday I blogged about recommitting. But I am the type of person that needs a big carrot in front of me. A goal that drives me to reach within myself and Go for it. I think that is why bootcamp and the Biggest loser Challenge at the gym produced such successful results.
So I have been feeling kinda in limbo. My foot has dragged me down, although instead of gaining I am maintaining, and I am ok with that. Even with the passing of my mother in law and the chaos that has been in my life for the past 2 weeks I have not gained. I am doing ok. I am beating the emotional eating gene that I have in me.
Amy has been jogging and I am going to therapy. Last week the physical therapist said that when she is done I will be able to run a 5k. Which Amy and I talked about. But I shared with Amy that I really want to do a triathlon. Not ironman length, but a small one. Ever since our personal trainer at the gym told us that she did one last summer, it has been in my head. If her sister Martha could do it, I can do it! I really did not want to do the one the trainer did in lowell.
So at therapy last night. While the therapist was digging into my poor foot and I was grimacing in pain, I told her that I really wanted to find a triathlon. Lucky me. She is doing one in 18 weeks and gave me the information. I am so excited. So Amy and I are going to do it! Woo hoo for us. Another big challenge to work through together.
The therapist said that I will be able to do this no problem. I have my new orthodics that I am breaking in. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can start the running training.
This is so exciting for me and Amy!!!!

I know that my Mom and Dad would be so proud. Although my Dad would tell me that I am nuts.
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    Yay US!!! WE are doing it again!!! So exciting. I am really looking fwd to it. I hope this year we can find more time to train together. I am so proud of you Jeanne and so proud you are a part of my family.
    3724 days ago
    Wow! Now that is commitment! You go girl!
    4381 days ago
    Which one are you doing? 18 weeks - I'm thinking Midsummer at Blue Lake? Take it easy on that foot, tri training can be killer on the body! I'm so excited for you - I'm doing my first tri this summer, too!!!!

    4381 days ago
    I am still so happy and excited for you! And now to see that AmyJean is doing this with you....wow! You two will be a killer combination - you will spur each other on to greater feats as you train, and you will be the best encouragers for each other as you swim, bike, and run. Way too cool!

    And you KNOW that whatever your Dad might have said, he will be so proud of you. And when you cross that finish line, they announce your name and time, and you are a real, honest-to-goodness triathalete, he will be beaming down on you - telling everybody around him "That's my girl!" (and your Mom and MIL will be doing the wave, no doubt!)
    4382 days ago
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