Hey guys! 2014 is already flying by!
The year started off rough when I stepped on the scale, saw a number higher than I liked, got pissed about it and decided to eat 3 huge sugar cookies with frosting. Uh.... I've always said that if things like the scale start to effect my mental health, then I will drop it on the spot. My mental/emotional/spiritual well being is always my priority. So I stopped weighing myself daily, have been exercising regularly, and eating better. I have no idea what my weight is, but life is great right now!
I had a bday and it was a blast! I got in a morning swim with a special workout written by the tri group swim coach. My arms and legs were very tired from weights the evening before, but i managed to eek out a 2900 yd workout in an hour and five minutes. I then headed on over to the church for a prayer and worship service - life altering. So, so, so good!
I then got lunch, got a mani/pedi with my bestie, then we had some afternoon refreshments and a local watering hole (haha!) and hung out till we went to dinner with my family. I recieved some great presents like some of my alma mater's apparel and a mug, and a smart phone! Welcome to the 21st century, Melissa! lol
Things are getting set up for this next season to tri training group, so we shall see what that holds! I have been having a blast running on the treadmill (okay that part not so much) and lifting weights at the Y right across the street from my work. There's no excuse when you can see the Y from your office window. I've been using some free weights and some intimidating things like the 45 degree leg press!
I've been working on a 30 before 30 list that I will definitely share when it is complete - any suggestions? I only have about 23 right now!
Also, I made up a preliminary triathlon/race schedule the other day and my first tri is an indoor tri on Feb 1. Woot! I am looking forward to doing some open water swim races as well. It is obvious that I love swimming, but 400 yards during a triathlon doesn't really cut it. I'm looking at a 5k swim or two this year. I was looking into one in Chicago in Sept but I have a wedding to go to a couple of states away that day...bummer!
2014 is looking bright and shiny...all I have to do is keep my head up and stay injury free! :)