Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Melt Down…

Well I did it, I signed up for the melt down and the triathlon. I was at the Hallett at 5:30am signing up and getting ready to get to work. For the first time ever I ran at a 4.9 for 2 full miles. 2 miles….wow am I impressed. It took me 25.01 minutes to go 2.27 (had to warm up and cool down a tiny bit) then I jumped on that bike (not my favorite piece of equipment) and rode 6.5 miles in 30 minutes. By 7:00 when I had to head home I had worked off 636 calories of which I had eaten a banana and a protein drink so not bad at all.

So that is day one. A good start, I am hoping I can keep this up plus I still want to sneak in my weigh training too. If I can figure out how, I’d like to put a gadget on my side bar showing my progress on the triathlon. For you guys to see but mostly for me to know each day just what’s left to do.

So now it’s onward and upwards. It’s cold here, –20* with the wind-chill and suppose to get colder as the day goes on. Some are getting snow, others sleet, we get cold. It has not been the nicest winter this year.

Take care my friends and have a blessed day. 

This is the picture on my way home…had to share a beautiful sunrise…

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10 comments:

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Great start to February for you!! I love that you signed up! :) Earn well with your weight loss. :) :)

Joy said...

Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I wanted to answer your question here in case you didn't go back to see my response:

"Julie, thanks for stopping by and commenting :) Don't laugh but I actually take two multivitamins. I take a gummy Flintstones one...not sure why but it kind of feels like a treat I guess. Then I take a more 'grown-up' Safeway brand multi-vitamin/multi-mineral vitamin. Vitamins totally upset my stomach too. I CANNOT take them on an empty stomach. I get really nauseous and have even thrown up if I take them on an empty stomach. I usually eat a banana before taking them and take them with a lot of water and that seems to help a lot. All the best!"

Joy said...

BTW, you are rocking this weight-loss gig! Congrats so much; you look great!

Polar's Mom said...

WOW that is a fantastic start to your morning! I'm so impressed!

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

You are SO awesome! Good for you girl!
Thanks for your comment today... appreciate it.
Have a great evening & God bless~

~Margene

The Ninja said...

I'm very impressed, the last time I was up that early I was in pre-labor with my 3 year old, hehe. just kidding, but I'm really not a morning person, thats pretty amazing, inspiring even.

Bethanny said...

Wow that was impressive, great job!

Patrick said...

Oh you are melting alright; melting off the calories! Awesome job keeping it moving in the midst of a tough winter.

EmptyNester said...

Girlfriend! I am SO IMPRESSED!!! That's nothing less than AWESOME!

RickGetsFit.ca said...

Great job Julie. 636 cals down? Awesome! Cheers, Rick