Saturday, April 18, 2009


I need a little motivation. Something to help me stay focused. This is where you come in. Last year my goal for my first triathlon was to finish before they started cleaning everything up. This year I would like to compete. I'd like to be in the top ten in my age group. This being said. I only have two training weeks left until that triathlon. I'm having a hard time staying good. I'll train and eat good for four days, and them eat crap for 3 and start over. I only have two weeks now, and I need all those days if I am going to do well. So I am going to post my training and eating everyday for the next fourteen days. I am going to pretend that you are reading it and are interested, and cheering me on in your head. I probably won't write a lot, but today I need to because it was really awesome.

I was depressed after the load of sugar I ate yesterday, and for breakfast. Also, the jr. bacon cheeseburger didn't help, nor the fries. At 1:00, I was not feeling a lot of motivation for my long bike ride I have been planning all week. At about 2:30 I finally got out the door. I do not like biking on the road. It is uncomfortable, and hurts my legs. I don't like how it doesn't really use the whole body like swimming and running. I like to feel all my muscles moving when exercise. It is by far my least favorite part of the triathlon, and incidentally the longest part. Breakdown for approximate times for a race. Swim-20 minutes, Bike-50 minutes, Run-30 min. So it is a big part of the race. I have been riding around on my mountain bike pulling kids in the trailer lately. Today, I got on my dad's road bike and prepared myself for a 2 hour bike ride. 2 miles into it I was in heaven. I was flying on a cloud. Maybe not on a cloud, but I was flying. It was such a thrill and so fun to go so fast. The only problem was I kept running out of trail. I went out to Washington and back to Bloomington and to Hidden Valley. There was a lot of turning around and trying to decide which way to go. Two hours and 32 miles later I returned home. I was on such a high, I wanted to go for a little run(It's good for the muscles to get used to running after biking), but Mark had to take a test. I am so excited I had such a good time on the bike today. It makes me even more excited for the race.

Look forward to more exciting training posts to come.


On a different note. I have been coaching Emma's soccer team. Our team is very little and it's hard to compete with some of the bigger, faster players. But we have been improving a lot and it has been so fun. Today, Emma scored her first goal. Yay Emma! I was video taping and I got so excited while it was happening, I stopped recording. I'm so mad I didn't get it on camera. The important thing is the kids love it and are getting better. I am sad that it's almost over. I will try to control myself to try to get some pictures or footage next time. :)


Nate and Jacque Holt

you're such a study Sara! That's awesome that you can even stick with doing a triathalon, that kicks my butt. I'm excited to hear more about it. I can empathize with you a bit with the eating thing, It was so hard for me to be good for a full week, let alone a whole month or more. I finally got past that rut and have been so good, virtually perfect at eating healthy for three weeks! yay, so if I can do it, you definitely can!

Nate and Jacque Holt

I meant stud! haha


Yes, I definitely know what you mean about eating and doing so good, and then failing.. The highs and lows.... I gotta do better... Good job on the bike ride! I love riding my bike! What a thrill! And by the way, we also have a bike trailer, that we absolutely love! Good luck in the triathlon! Oh, and yes, we do care, so post away!


Wow! Good for you, Sara! And yes, there are regular readers out there, like me, so post away. I can't wait to hear about your training the next 2 weeks!!