Training–Week 1

This week I started a triathlon training plan. I put together the plan myself, working in two rest days a week and a rest week every fourth week. I included two strength training days a week. And I made sure to keep the increase in mileage and minutes very conservative, especially because I've never been this…

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A Life Saver

Today I saved someone from drowning. I had gone to the pool to swim a few laps. Afterward, as I was walking back to the locker room, I saw a boy struggling in the water. He gasped out, "Help me!" My first thought was that he was just joking around, so I said, "Really?" He managed…

Plexus 7-Week Update

  Okay, so I haven't been as regular about putting updates as I wanted to be. To be fair, I did plan and go on a two-week trip to London and Italy in these last seven weeks, and that has taken up all of my free time of late. But I'm getting ahead of myself.…

Last-Ditch Effort–Plexus, Day 1

I have once again hit the bottom. I've dropped so low this last week into depression and into discouragement about my inability to lose weight that last Thursday I again found myself on my knees begging God for help. Why can't I feel happy? And why can't I get healthy? That same day I happened to…

Establishing a Baseline

Well, I did it! I actually did the triathlon I was aiming to do. After being sick for an entire month, I didn't know if I would be able to manage it, but a few days before the event, I finally signed up for it, determined to make it happen. I then proceeded to binge…

Being Okay

I am currently the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life, except at the end of my last pregnancy. This is very difficult for me to deal with because for so many years I have dreamed of being a competitive athlete in running or triathlon or both. I feel like I'm an athlete…

Triathlon Training and Walls

A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to start training for a triathlon again. I have done a few triathlons in the past, but it's been a few years now since doing any. However, I've always had it in the back of my mind to do an Ironman triathlon sometime in my life.…

A New, Imperfect Beginning

I'm not sure how to start this, but I feel the need to share my journey, even if nobody cares to read it, because it might help me find my way to healing. So I'm just going to forge ahead and try to stop being afraid of the many mistakes I'm going to make along…

Priorities

Today, instead of being "responsible" and doing laundry, etc. I spent a significant portion of my usual house-cleaning time playing with my children instead. I had so much fun while I was playing with them. But now, at the end of the day, I feel discouraged that my house is such a mess. Shouldn't I…