Thursday, November 19, 2009

Making lists...

While reading everyone's blogs these last few days, I decided that I needed to change the header on my blog. Some of you have photos there, but I had no idea how to do it myself. So, last night I spent a couple of hours playing around with my photo program and this blog site. I must say that I'm quite amazed that I figured out how to add my own photos. I'm not so sure I like how it came out, but at least I know a way to do it now.

I also just found these fun symbols in the font options. :-) This one reminds me that I had to ride on my trainer at home today. bbbb Y

So, I'm a planner. I like to make lists for everything.

  • what needs cleaned
  • places to visit someday
  • errands to run
  • food to buy
  • meals for the week
  • what food is in the house
  • races I could do
  • races I've done
  • movie to see
  • shows to watch
  • projects to do
  • books to read
  • clothes the boys need
  • workouts to do
  • workouts I've done

I think I could go on and on here...

Currently, I've been working on a list of races to do in 2010. So far, I've only signed up for one: the Rev3 Cedar Point 1/2 on September 12. I made a calendar so I could visualize and count the weeks and begin laying out a training / racing plan leading up the half. Here is a "maybe" list right now:

  • Malachi 5 Miler
  • Hermes 10 Miler
  • Silver Springs Du
  • Cleveland 1/2 (or 10k)
  • Clay's Park Tri
  • Deer Creek or Maumee Oly
  • Sunday in June 50 Miler
  • Milton Man Oly
  • Fairport Pirate Tri
  • GCT Oly
  • Rev3 1/2
  • An October Full Marathon (would be my first ever)

The other big thought on my mind right now is my weight. I've been pretty good with my running, but I haven't been on my bike outside in two months, and I just finally got back in the pool after about two months of avoiding it. On the positive side, I have been lifting weights for the past two months. I hate to admit it, but this is really the first I've used the weight room, regularly, here in NE Ohio. I was really good about lifting when I went to a YMCA in Dayton, but there's big scary men at the Nat. I'm doing pretty good about just staying away from them and acting like I know what I'm doing. So, back to my weight issue. I hate to put a number on it, but I think I'd like to be racing about 10 to 15 lbs lighter next year. My meals are usually pretty healthy, but I love junk food and snacks. It's difficult for me to avoid them since I keep them in the house for my boys. Right now I'm trying to be 'good', but I'm going to cut myself some slack for Thanksgiving and Christmas - I'm not skipping the pumpkin pie! However, I think that starting Dec. 26, I'm going to have to be very strick to get to where I want by racing time.

Well, time to call it a night.