Sunday, September 19, 2010

Week of Sept 20

Date ----- Planned (35 min) ------ Actual

Sept 20---walk------------------2.1 mi bike ride
Sept 21---walk, bike, weights----
Sept 22---none------------------
Sept 23---none------------------
Sept 24---treadmill and bands---
Sept 25---none------------------
Sept 26---none------------------

Week of Sept 13

Date-----Planned (Goal 30 min)----------------Actual

Sept 13----Walk----------------------2 mile/40 minutes
Sept 14 ---Bike, wak & weights-------15min walk, 15 min bike & weights
Sept 15---Walk----------------------40 minutes
Sept 16---Bike-----------------------30 minutes/14 miles
Sept 17---Walk----------------------25 minutes (stopped due to asthma)
Sept 18---Swim---------------------15 minutes
Sept 19---Rest----------------------Rest

Week of Sept 6th (yes, I'm backtracking)

Date -------------- Planned ---------------Actual

Sept 6 -------------Geohike -----------4 mile Geohike
Sept 7 -------------none ----------------none
Sept 8 ------Treadmill and bike ----- .5 mile walk, 2 mile bike
Sept 9 ------------Geohike -----------.5 mile Geohike
Sept 10 ------------none---------------- none
Sept 11 -----------Geohike--------- .75 mile Geohike
Sept 12 ------------rest -----------------rest

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Alright, so I said in my last post that I am going to do a Triathlon.
The Girlfriends and Dudes Triathlon is in July of 2011, so I've got roughly 9.5 months left to train.
The Triathlon consists of a half mile swim downstream the Columbia River, a 12 and a half mile bike ride on mostly flat terrain and a 3 mile run, which I plan on power walking.
My overall goal:
Now for some down and dirty facts and figures:
This time last year I weighed in at 206 pounds and my measurements were 45 - 43.5 - 47.5
As of two days ago, I weighed in at 195 pounds and my measurements were 44.5 - 42 - 47

I've decided to not focus on the weight and measurements and instead focus on what I can DO. It will still be neat to come back every month or so and see if I've made any sort of progress in the weight and inch department.

So far, I know I can do 40 minutes of power walking, which equals to about 2 miles.

I know I can bike 12 miles, but am not sure how long it would take me. I do know I can last 30 minutes at 13 to 15 miles per hour, which equals out to 6 - 7 miles.

I found out something VERY important today. The swimming portion is going to kick my butt! I lasted 5 minutes before I had to stand up. Part of the swimming rules is you can stand, but you can't move forward.

SOOO.... that's what I'm up against. I plan on posting every other week or so....

Long overdue update

On the work front:
Kayla is 14 months old now, walking, talking some, signing and is overall a fun little one to be with.

I directed "12 Angry Pigs" July 2nd, which was a ton of fun.

We're opening "Murder in Green Meadows" on October 1st.

"Mama Vs. The Mob" is October 23rd, which Martin is in. He's a gangster. :) I'll have to get pictures of him in his costume.

We will be resurrecting the zombie hoard for the Halloween show, "The 50th". I get to be a zombie and help out with make up.

Yes, we're doing THREE SHOWS for October.

We just held auditions for "She Loves Me", our Christmas show. I will only be House Manager for that one.

November is auditions for "Over the River and Through the Woods", which I will Assistant Director for.

Kelsie is a Senior this year. She just signed up to volunteer at the Humane Society and will be working with cats. I think this will be part of her Culmination Project.

I've discovered Geocaching, a fun treasure hunt type "game" you play using a GPS. It will probably have to be put on hold during the rainy season. That's okay. :) They will still be there when it finally dries up.

Yes, those are geocaches. The 5 way splitter, the bubblegum and the rock all held logs that we were to sign, then get online and say we found them. The big black thing next to the rock is Merilee's Grandpa's HUGE and ANCIENT GPS unit, but by golly, it works!

My Geocaching buddies: Jaynie, Karen and Merilee.

We went to Disneyland in July... FINALLY. We had promised Kelsie we'd take her when she was 10. That didn't work out. We finally made good on our promise, 8 years later. We had a blast!! Disneyland for 3 days, Knot's Berry Farm, Universal Studios and Medieval Times.

Future plans:
I'm looking at doing a Triathlon in July 2011. The Girlfriends and Dudes Triathlon consists of a 1/2 mile swim downstream the Columbia, a 12.5 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run, which I will power walk. I will be posting more about this later.