Sunday, August 28

August 28, 2011 - tAMmY does a TRI and Inspires

Hello All,

My friend tAMmY is now a triathlete!  Yesterday, she swam 500 meters, biked 10 miles, and ran 3 miles. All of this in around 2 hours!!!  What a woman!

As one of my practically life-long friends I love her dearly, but yesterday my heart burst with even more pride and joy for her accomplishment. I was extremely happy SHE was happy and proud of her physical accomplishment.

tAMmY is one of my friends that I look to for inspiration. She really does try to live and embody a healthy lifestyle. Without a doubt, she inspired me again.

As I was crying tears of joy and pride, I realized how much crying I did for myself during and after my first half marathon. The sense of accomplishment was huge.  Yes, I was in the midst of a life lesson.  THIS feeling was what I have been missing.

I do still enjoy walking, but I don't have that sense of accomplishment anymore. I will still do 5Ks, since I enjoy the atmosphere. I will hopefully still do some half marathons in my future, but I need a new challenge.

I found my new goal.  SWIMMING!!  I will swim 500 meters in some sort of event by the end of next year.  I am currently researching exactly what it IS that I will do, but it will be something with swimming.  tAmMY mentioned we could compete as a team in a triathlon next year.

I learned to swim as a child and loved it, but now I must work on stroke improvement in order to accomplish this goal.  This afternoon I signed up for a class in October so 500M here I come!

Thanks again tAmMY for being my friend and healthy-living inspiration!

Til Next Week,

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Saturday, August 20

August 20, 2011 - The Best of Boot Camp Post

Hello All,

It has been way too long since my last blog post. To my long-time blog readers I want to be perfectly honest and let you know that the past 3-4 months were rough. Fortunately, I am coming out of a very severe funk. This funk was bad enough to have PT Bruiser and Miss Tappity Tap worried. Nothing I tried was working so I did have to be beat upside the head to get help. Honestly, the funk was the worst in years.

But.....I am back and with a vengeance again. As you know, I have a lot to say. My blog started over three years ago!  Living a healthy lifestyle is hard, but funny.

The reason I am writing today is that I met someone who reads my blog and not only found it funny, but relates to it. Sometimes you need that reassurance to keep writing!

Since this individual takes boot camp at Indy Boot Camps I decided to do a "Best of Tabata Tod" blog post. goes!

For those that are new to my blog, Tabata Tod asked me to write four blog posts about Indy Boot Camps back in January. Well, in my typilogical (This is a new word started by an eleven-year old boy. Let's see if we can get it added to the dictionary for him. Eh?) overachieving fashion I wrote 12 posts that month and occasionally still write about Boot Camp when inspired or Tabata Tod really makes me MAD (this is often, but who is counting?).

Since that time I wrote posts about (click on the highlighted words to take you to the original articles):

I have many more posts about Boot Camp and other topics on my blog at Feel free to read about my ups and downs of trying to get back to being fit and healthy on my blog!

Til next time,
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