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2007-11-26 10:15 AM
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Hello Everyone!!!!!  I'm back!!!!!  Did you miss me?

Well, my fiancee and I drove from northern CA to San Diego to visit with my folks.  My Dad is very, very sick so we were doing LOTS of chores around the house.  I'm glad I was trying to get over that stupid cough 'cause we didn't have much time to go exercise.  We managed to get a wheelchair ramp designed, built, painted, and then decorated with lights before we left on Saturday evening.  It was quite a chore.  My Dad loves the ramp!   It is really going to help my Mom, too.  I am starting to get worried about her back.

Other news.....  I took my ACE personal trainer exam the day before Thanksgiving and PASSED!!!!!  I'm so glad I got that certification.  It is good one.

Well, like I said, my exercise routine sucked this week.  I only got 72 minutes of exercise.  Hopefully I can get my numbers back up for this short week.  I apologize to all of you.  I will not meet my goal.   I'm going to keep plugging away, though.  I better get busy and catch up on the forum thread.  I'm a bit behind.  Talk to all of you soon!



2007-11-26 10:35 AM
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Woo hoo...just signed up for my first triathlon (Irongirl Columbia)...granted it's not until the end of August, but the money's been payed so I'm committed...it's "only" a sprint so I think I'll be good by then...looking at the times from last year, my goal is to not be DFL among the under 40 Athenas and I think I can do that with a pretty safe margin (well assuming the same women show up and haven't gotten any better that is!).

Anyway, I guess I might have gotten my mother's cold so going to baby myself (and am taking Zicam) today on my rest day so I can hopefully finish this week strong.  Luckily I don't have duty crew at the firehouse on Friday night so if I need to kill myself then to get some extra stuff in, I can do that and just crash for most of Saturday to recover. 

That's all from here...time to get back to work (yuck!

2007-11-26 10:45 AM
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Wow!  I'm a little behind!  I got the spreadsheet thing figured out.  I entered this weeks minutes.  Yucky numbers for me.  I'll be heading to the pool later this morning.  I need to redeam myself to all of my fellow hippos!  You guys are to wonderful to let down!   Cheers!
2007-11-26 4:24 PM
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owl_girl - 2007-11-27 3:45 AM Wow!  I'm a little behind!  I got the spreadsheet thing figured out.  I entered this weeks minutes.  Yucky numbers for me.  I'll be heading to the pool later this morning.  I need to redeam myself to all of my fellow hippos!  You guys are to wonderful to let down!   Cheers!

What you did mention is that you were sick so having the common sense to take it easy and get healthy is SMART!!!

Just focus on finishing the month strong!

2007-11-26 4:27 PM
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AmbulanceDriver - 2007-11-27 3:35 AM

Woo hoo...just signed up for my first triathlon (Irongirl Columbia)...granted it's not until the end of August, but the money's been payed so I'm committed...it's "only" a sprint so I think I'll be good by then...looking at the times from last year, my goal is to not be DFL among the under 40 Athenas and I think I can do that with a pretty safe margin (well assuming the same women show up and haven't gotten any better that is!).

Anyway, I guess I might have gotten my mother's cold so going to baby myself (and am taking Zicam) today on my rest day so I can hopefully finish this week strong.  Luckily I don't have duty crew at the firehouse on Friday night so if I need to kill myself then to get some extra stuff in, I can do that and just crash for most of Saturday to recover. 

That's all from here...time to get back to work (yuck!

Rest up and get better!!!

There is no such thing as 'only' a sprint race... they are TOUGH... people race them as a speciality and just committing to racing one his a HUGE achievement

Be proud of the fact youve committed to a long term goal. There is no such thing as 'only' a sprint... its "Im doing a sprint triathlon in August" which means youve made a long term committment to exercise, to eating well and to working towrads a goal.

For your first the goal is to finish... it really doesnt matter where you place, and the closer you get to the end of the race the bigger cheer you get when you make it home!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

2007-11-26 4:29 PM
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owl_girl - 2007-11-27 3:15 AM

Other news.....  I took my ACE personal trainer exam the day before Thanksgiving and PASSED!!!!!  I'm so glad I got that certification.  It is good one.

Well, like I said, my exercise routine sucked this week.  I only got 72 minutes of exercise. 

CONGRATULATIONS on passing your certification!

On the exercise you should be proud between illness and a busy week you managed to fit in 72 minutes of exercise... thats great!



2007-11-26 4:31 PM
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lyssa-gator - 2007-11-26 5:12 PM of COURSE there has to be naked people all running around regardless of plot. it's hollywood. *annoying* anyway, i didn't run again this evening, too tired, and it gets dark so darn early. oh well, i have only about 12 miles left to run, so i'm not worried. i think two more bike sessions ought to knock that one out too, and i'll bike tomorrow (most likely) so i'm good. i'm leaving the spreadsheet as it is for now. i'm Christmas shopping tomorrow, so that'll be fun, i've been married for ten years, and i'm still trying to figure out this whole gift-to-spouse thing. hmmmmmmm, any thoughts??

Well the closest thing I have to a man in my life (ha ha) is getting a digital photo frame... not sure that helps you though...

 

2007-11-26 4:56 PM
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Cat said...

**Well the closest thing I have to a man in my life (ha ha) is getting a digital photo frame... not sure that helps you though... **

I think it would be a GREAT gift.....(wicked smile moment...) if you put the right pictures in it...(continued wicked smiles)

Yes..the smart a$$ grand pa is back from the mountains.

Been training and been eating and been thinking.....only 2 of those are good things.

Missed my Hippos

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2007-11-26 5:05 PM
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kaqphin - 2007-11-26 5:27 PM

There is no such thing as 'only' a sprint...

No I know that...that's why I put it in quotes...it's quite daunting coming from doing zilch. I told someone at work that it was a sprint and he thought that I'd be done in like 20 minutes or something...yeah, not!

I'm psyched and being the planning freak I am, I have my training plotted right up to race day...luckily my couch potato to 5k plan leaves me at a nice 20 weeks out so that I can then pick up a 20-week plan to race day.

2007-11-26 5:14 PM
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Reno8 - 2007-11-27 9:56 AM Cat said... **Well the closest thing I have to a man in my life (ha ha) is getting a digital photo frame... not sure that helps you though... ** I think it would be a GREAT gift.....(wicked smile moment...) if you put the right pictures in it...(continued wicked smiles) Yes..the smart a$$ grand pa is back from the mountains. Been training and been eating and been thinking.....only 2 of those are good things. Missed my Hippos Steve

Hiya Steve - Im not sure any kind of photo from me will be appropriate... just a friend... not that kind of 'friend'

2007-11-26 5:16 PM
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AmbulanceDriver - 2007-11-27 10:05 AM
kaqphin - 2007-11-26 5:27 PM

There is no such thing as 'only' a sprint...

No I know that...that's why I put it in quotes...it's quite daunting coming from doing zilch. I told someone at work that it was a sprint and he thought that I'd be done in like 20 minutes or something...yeah, not!

I'm psyched and being the planning freak I am, I have my training plotted right up to race day...luckily my couch potato to 5k plan leaves me at a nice 20 weeks out so that I can then pick up a 20-week plan to race day.

Sounds like you are 100% organised... yes its really daunting but you know what? I think by then you will be more than ready.. it is all about consistency after all (should take some of my own advice huh? )

And it will be so much fun!



2007-11-26 6:05 PM
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Hiya Hippos!

Not sure how many of you are planning on hanging around for the swim challenge next month but if you want to sign up Ive posted the details (in my sig line)

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2007-11-26 6:11 PM
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kaqphin - 2007-11-26 2:29 PM
owl_girl - 2007-11-27 3:15 AM

Other news.....  I took my ACE personal trainer exam the day before Thanksgiving and PASSED!!!!!  I'm so glad I got that certification.  It is good one.

Well, like I said, my exercise routine sucked this week.  I only got 72 minutes of exercise. 

CONGRATULATIONS on passing your certification!

On the exercise you should be proud between illness and a busy week you managed to fit in 72 minutes of exercise... thats great!

Thanks Cat!  Yeah!  I think I'm healthy.  I got a really nice 2000 yard swim done earlier today.  I may go for a very short run this evening.  I also got my kitchen painted!  It looks nice! 

2007-11-26 6:12 PM
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kaqphin - 2007-11-26 4:05 PM

Hiya Hippos!

Not sure how many of you are planning on hanging around for the swim challenge next month but if you want to sign up Ive posted the details (in my sig line)

Cat

I'll check out the swim challenge.  I need to redeam myself after this month.  I sure won't be getting in on any challenges in January, though.  I'm getting married that month so I will be a tad bit occupied!

2007-11-26 6:14 PM
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owl_girl - 2007-11-27 11:12 AM
kaqphin - 2007-11-26 4:05 PM

Hiya Hippos!

Not sure how many of you are planning on hanging around for the swim challenge next month but if you want to sign up Ive posted the details (in my sig line)

Cat

I'll check out the swim challenge.  I need to redeam myself after this month.  I sure won't be getting in on any challenges in January, though.  I'm getting married that month so I will be a tad bit occupied!

Wow thats really soon!! I think preoccupied is allowed!

2007-11-26 6:28 PM
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kaqphin - 2007-11-26 4:14 PM
owl_girl - 2007-11-27 11:12 AM
kaqphin - 2007-11-26 4:05 PM

Hiya Hippos!

Not sure how many of you are planning on hanging around for the swim challenge next month but if you want to sign up Ive posted the details (in my sig line)

Cat

Yeah, it's coming up quick!  I have a lot to do!

I'll check out the swim challenge.  I need to redeam myself after this month.  I sure won't be getting in on any challenges in January, though.  I'm getting married that month so I will be a tad bit occupied!

Wow thats really soon!! I think preoccupied is allowed!



2007-11-26 6:29 PM
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owl_girl - 2007-11-26 4:28 PM
kaqphin - 2007-11-26 4:14 PM
owl_girl - 2007-11-27 11:12 AM
kaqphin - 2007-11-26 4:05 PM

Hiya Hippos!

Not sure how many of you are planning on hanging around for the swim challenge next month but if you want to sign up Ive posted the details (in my sig line)

Cat

Yeah, it's coming up quick!  I have a lot to do!

I'll check out the swim challenge.  I need to redeam myself after this month.  I sure won't be getting in on any challenges in January, though.  I'm getting married that month so I will be a tad bit occupied!

Wow thats really soon!! I think preoccupied is allowed!

Well, that got all messed up.  I will say again.....Yeah, its coming up quick!  I have a lot to do! 

2007-11-26 7:38 PM
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November Challenge - Week 3 Results

We're into the FINAL WEEK of the challenge now! November is now 83.3% completed. Are you meeting your goals?

Even though we're organized into teams, your goals for the November Challenge are really INDIVIDUAL ones. Therefore, I'm listing the results by INDIVIDUALS this week. That way, everyone will know exactly where they stand.

There's a good chance that I missed someone, so if you're supposed to be on a list but aren't -- well, it wasn't intentional. (My eyes started to cross after awhile.) If your name is missing, please DO brag about your progress with your teammates, so you can get the congratulations that you deserve.

Also, December is SWIM CHALLENGE month! Go here to read about it:
http://beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid...

People who have a goal at 100%:
Moscateers: saling4
Vigilantes: chrisrunzs26, Virtus,
Turkey Terrors: nhmorgan, lisazapato
5ForFighting: antti_asu, Pulch, charge4brendan, rzzqb8, riorio, bhoover1000, van_paulus, Max, Karl_Hungus
Twisnibbins: Yoganerd, kns57, wemoon, spokes
Wild Hippos: Baowolf
Hard Corps Tri Corps: zipp1, runnerg1rl7, szbilicki, MrsUSMC, ACGRAY22
Overall team leading this category: 5forFighting (9 members!)


People who have ALL goals at 75% or higher:
Moscateers: saling4,
Vigilantes:
Turkey Terrors: Artemis, Miche033, nhmorgan, lisazapato,
5ForFighting: antti_asu, van_paulus, Max, Karl_Hungus
Twisnibbins: spokes,
Wild Hippos: Baowolf, AmbulanceDriver, joemac3
Hard Corps Tri Corps: zipp1, runnerg1rl7, ACGRAY22
Overall teams leading this category: Turkey Terrors and 5forFighting (4 members each)


People in serious need of encouragement. (All goals at less than 25%):
Moscateers: No one!
Turkey Terrors: No one!
5ForFighting: No one!
Twisnibbins: No one!
Wild Hippos: No one!
Hard Corps Tri Corps: No one!
Overall team losing this category: No one!

People not reporting for Week #3:
Moscateers: MaryMosc13, Mosc11, Mosc57, Hazmaster, 1for1, Ell-in-or, Gidgetintraining, Mosc26
Vigilantes: Jessicacrouchrt, DeannaS, Fielding, Medusa_Ann, ScotinSeattle,
Turkey Terrors: nccgrap, elektra, Atlantia, gygyhawk, D.Z., DMW, TriChica,
5ForFighting: rkreuser,
Twisnibbins: lastcall2003, HCS5QA, barqhead, legrand, tnickerson, sparco, brynn, givemashot, donto
Wild Hippos: jasonbohn9, SoapQueen2, Trifor40, Bajapat, Nate_21, JohnDeere, Vida_Nova
Hard Corps Tri Corps: DeputyDawg, mbmoran2, BunnyB, crabsrule, KLynne, TriAya,
Overall team winning this category: 5forFighting

Team leaders - please contact your team members who have not reported yet. It may be that they are having trouble using the Google Spreadsheet. If so, please help them record their info, or enter it for them.

Dee

2007-11-26 7:42 PM
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Thanks Dee - ok guys will try getting in touch with our missing team mates... if anyone else wants to have a go that would be good too...

I know Bajapat has been busy personally and Trifor40 also hasnt logged in for awhile os lets get out and try to pull back a few team mates.

If anyone needs me to add their results to the spreadsheet for them let me know!

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2007-11-26 8:14 PM
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Happy, um, Monday? Just four more days until the weekend! (Why are you throwing things at me?)

Been wondering what all the teams have been discussing? Here's an update!

Moscateers:
Saling4 has been drawing up plans to build a pool for Dee, and a swim-up-bar for Kristen. Thanks Saling - you're the greatest! Kristen's dryer has been doubling as a UFO. (Or perhaps a UFO has been doubling as her dryer?) Comet_The_Dog has a feeling that his wife wouldn't appreciate a new dryer for Christmas.

Vigilantes:
Rmaldon240 stayed home to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV while eating pie, ice cream and cookies. Irongirl39 walked enough to burn off some broccoli calories. Fielding is in Malibu interviewing people affected by the fires. ScotinSeattle won't reveal the contents of a package sent to her, but we know it contained lots of chocolate! (Good thing is wasn't hot outside.)

Turkey Terrors:
TriChica is looking for advice on fixing an unhappy rotator cuff. Gygyhawk went to the beach, while Artemis stayed home to cook and watch TV. Nhmorgan met all his November goals, and decided this merited some Thanksgiving gluttony.

5forFighting:
Rzzqb8 tried to run, but discovered she'd brought two right-footed shoes! (Maybe she should have read the Turkey Terrors recent thread about barefoot running!) In an ironic twist, Rzzqb8 announced last week that the only way she could meet her weightloss goal was to come down with a stomach virus. Take a guess what happened to her this week. Rkreuser had an unfortunate run-in with some gym equipment.

Twisnibbins:
During the last 26 days, this team (and its visitors) have written more than 8263 posts. Yes, you read that correctly. The only way to keep up with this team is to read a separate thread, "The Chronicles of Twisnibbins, aka Nibbins Notes" in which Team Captain Beth writes thread summaries. Hector did his first Tri, and was rewarded with pics. Kendra has learned how to make her phone vibrate. And Max showed off his nail polish collection.

Wild Hippos:
Cat went to the dentist, and wasn't happy about it. To make it worse, she had to cancel her physio and massage appointments, so she didn't get to see many hot guys. However, Reno8 offered to send her a picture for her new photo frame. Baowolf went to see Beowulf, and wasn't impressed. Owl_Girl will be getting married in January, but still plans on participating in the December Swim Challenge. AmbulanceDriver had a vacation in North Carolina, and just signed up for her first Tri.

Hard Core Tri Corps:
Team Captain BunnyB is taking a cruise vacation! SoFreshSoClean swam over 5500km in one day. He now needs to decide if he wants to do well in the December Swim Challenge or on his exams. MrsUSMC has purchased a few adult-only items. (No, not what you think. Or if it is, she didn't tell us!) Zipp1 commented on the team's post count for the day, and wondered if Turkey-coma had ended.

2007-11-26 8:23 PM
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I love dee's updates!

 Congrats Owl_girl!  ^_^

 

I'm having my engagement party in january so I won't be up to much either!  >_< 



2007-11-26 8:26 PM
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light_sabe_r - 2007-11-27 1:23 PM

I love dee's updates!

 Congrats Owl_girl!  ^_^

 

I'm having my engagement party in january so I won't be up to much either!  >_< 

Month long party?

2007-11-26 8:54 PM
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Dealing with an injury or illness?

Several people have requested dropping out of the Challenge due to unexpected circumstances, such as injuries or illness.

Here is an alternative for you to consider:

1) Take the number of days that you DID participate. Divide that number by 30. (There are 30 days in November.)
2) Revise your goal to that percentage.

For example:
"Jane" originally set a goal of 100 miles of biking. She was injured after 20 days, and had to stop biking.

1) (20 days) divided by 30 = 0.67
2) (100 min) times 0.67 = 67 minutes

Jane revises her goal to 67 min. Her progress for the month will be compared to this revised number.

If you need to revise your goals due to illness or injury, you may do this. If you want help calculating/revising your numbers, you can PM me or your Team Captain.

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2007-11-26 8:57 PM
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light_sabe_r - 2007-11-26 9:23 PM

I love dee's updates!

Congrats Owl_girl! ^_^

I'm having my engagement party in january so I won't be up to much either! >_<



Wait 'till you see Cat's next month. They're more creative much better than mine!



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Bah still burnt from that run yesterday, 10 miles is still a bit long for me. So the 22 mile bike ride and 30 min lifting has left me spent. I guess tomorrow will be a day off, I can't see running yet. Although it would be nice to pile some more numbers on there so Alyssa can't pass me by in the last several days...

Oh well, off to watch a movie with my wife.

No swim challenge for me next month, my bathtub is not big enough.

Must not eat too much for last 4 days and I win. Down to under 2 weeks untill my Tri (750 miles away).
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