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December 3, 2007

Hello All!  Welcome to the new website.  A special thanks to Courtney at Synthetic Kit for helping me get it all set up.  I know that I’m still in the learning process of actually owning a domain name and hosting stuff.  I also know that I still owe you all more photos from the swim.  Apparently I shouldn’t be as restricted anymore, which is great…but it means that I can’t procrastinate as much.  Dang it!


I’ve made it back into the pool and the shoulders have good days and bad days.  I’m thinking about naming them as they seem to have taken on their own personalities.  Last week was my first 3x/week swim training.  I made it through and I put up some good pace sets which is always encouraging.  However the pool is at a whopping 83.9 degrees which is like a hot tub for me.  This is making training a little bit more than difficult.  I may have to step down to a training bikini.  Not my ideal, but may be necessary. 


To continue my cold training, I’ve left my heat off on my house.  Somehow I think this will keep the bills down and help reduce my carbon footprint.  The little house on the hill is between 55-60 degrees.  My friends aren’t real appreciative of the temperature, but I think they will grow to love it as I do.  I’m still also taking those cold showers, but I do allow myself more luke warm showers than in the past. 


I continue to do 1.5 hours of physical therapy 3 times a week on my shoulders.  I still have to work on strengthening those rotator cuff muscles.  Every time I just feel like I’m settling into the plan, Cathy changes it up and makes it more challenging.  I suppose this is all for my own good, but it can be a pain.  I have a love/hate relationship with the Body Blade at this moment.  I’ve also added Pilates to do some core strengthening.


And now for the running part of my training, I’m now running for 20 minutes straight 3 times per week.  I manage to get in around 2 miles with my warm-up walk and cooldown walk.  I’m not very fast, but I’m consistent.  I like when it is raining while running.  In some ways, I trick myself into thinking I’m swimming.   I’ve also got the 5k that I promised my friends on the horizon.  We are doing the First Run in Portland at 12 am on New Year’s Eve/Day.  I figure it is a good way to start off the New Year.  I’ll keep you updated on the training.

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One Response to “Welcome!”

  1. Leroy says:

    Still don’t know how you manage the cold showers 🙁 Will you turn the heating on if it snows? 🙂

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