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Wicked new shoes

fancy new kicks

fancy new kicks

 

We went to the Ironman Expo the sellingyouexpensivestuffthatyoureallyreallyneed,place. I have been putting off buying some new running shoes because I was not all that happy with my previous pair and I was not up to paying $190 for the same experience again. Lo and behold we happened upon these funky shoes, Mark had heard of them before but I hadn’t. They are called Newtons. You can go their website to learn the whole story. http://www.newtonrunning.com/

The basic theory is focused around running midsole which will be gentler on your joints, make running more efficient, and faster. They are really cool looking and feel great so far. I will need to get used to running mid to fore foot, as it seem I am a bit of a heelstriker. I wore them for a 20 km bike ride today and they worked fine, I do not have click in cycling shoes yet…I will get there eventually. I got off the bike and went for a tiny transition run and I found the shoes very supportive.

I am stoked for the Summerland Sprint Triathlon. I figure it is going to be hard but I will be able to do it. I keep asking Mark “I won’t be last will I?” I know I it doesn’t matter what my time is but I really do not want to be last. I did pretty well for my first 5km run though 26 min, respectable.

I hope I get my computer back soon. I have been missing blogging. I find that it really keeps me on track.

I am down 66 lbs so far and I hope to be below 180 lbs by mid next week. You can do the math to figure out my highest weight, at this point I don’t care. I am so close to my goal I can almost taste it,  it is low fat, low sodium, but sweet and filling.

XOXO  Betty

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keep on keep'n on

I have been plugging along with the exercise and eating. I have had some super good weeks with 4 lb weight loss and then a not so good weekend that netted those 4 lbs back again. I am now officially 64 lbs not much since the spring but still a tonne of weight gone, that is the big picture. My intention is to have 88-90 lbs gone before 1 year is up which will be Oct 13th.

I am going to do the Summerland Sprint Triathlon at the end of the month. I do not have a wetsuit, I have a new bike that I have not spent much time on and I have just now really gotten back to swimming, the running should be okay. One out of three aint bad. I am quite nervous about the transition but I will survive. I ran and swam in the same day the other day and I feel like I did quite well. I hav a totally sore back right now partially because of the amount of exercise but I think my cycle is starting, oh fun times…bloat bloat bloat.

I have no computer at home right now. Tracy if you read this that’s why I haven’t responded to your profound question on facebook.

Betty

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keep on keep’n on

I have been plugging along with the exercise and eating. I have had some super good weeks with 4 lb weight loss and then a not so good weekend that netted those 4 lbs back again. I am now officially 64 lbs not much since the spring but still a tonne of weight gone, that is the big picture. My intention is to have 88-90 lbs gone before 1 year is up which will be Oct 13th.

I am going to do the Summerland Sprint Triathlon at the end of the month. I do not have a wetsuit, I have a new bike that I have not spent much time on and I have just now really gotten back to swimming, the running should be okay. One out of three aint bad. I am quite nervous about the transition but I will survive. I ran and swam in the same day the other day and I feel like I did quite well. I hav a totally sore back right now partially because of the amount of exercise but I think my cycle is starting, oh fun times…bloat bloat bloat.

I have no computer at home right now. Tracy if you read this that’s why I haven’t responded to your profound question on facebook.

Betty

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