Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Be Fit Birthday Challenge Update

As I stated in my last post I accepted the be fit birthday challenge that I found at
I will be swimming 3000 yards, biking 35 miles, and running 5 miles.

I went to the gym yesterday and biked 5 and walked 1 mile on the treadmill. Today I swam 1000 yards. My goal was to do 500 yards. Every 4 lengths = 100 yards. I have to tell you this was very hard. After only 100 yards I was out of breath and feeling a little light headed. I persevered and kept going wanting to reach my goal of 500 yards. I had to stop a lot for breaks, but once I hit 700 yards I knew I could make it to 1000. So I did. I just kept looking at it as goals of 4 lengths and before you know it I was done.

There were several times I wanted to quit and I am so proud of myself that I didn't. I bought these new goggles that look like ski goggles. They give you more of a view under water. I deal with claustrophobia from time to time and realized how much these goggles really helped with that. I love being able to see out of the sides. I noticed today I wasn't as self conscience out there as usual and I actually enjoyed it for the most part. When it got hard and I wanted to quit I just pictured myself swimming in an Ironman and that helped.

I have so many hurdles to overcome to get to Ironman Wisonsin 2013, but today showed me that I will do it. I never quit even when it got tough.

I know I will lose this weight and I know that I will hear them say, "Melissa, you are an Ironman" in 2013.

November 8th is when I meet with my coach for the first time. I'm so nervous, but excited at the same time. I have never had a coach and am so excited that this is becoming a reality. I started journaling everything I am eating and how much I am working out, so they can see what I'm doing. I was kinda in the mind set that I don't need to do anything until our meeting, but then realized how awesome it would be to tell them all I HAVE done leading up to meeting with them. It will be a good meeting to see where I'm at and to figure out a program. My first goal is to lose this weight and to run my first 5k without stopping this summer. You guys think those are reasonable goals?

I need to run for now.
I'm really happy with how today went. GO ME!!!

Bfit Birthday challenge
Swim: 1000 yards
Bike: 5 miles
Run: 1 mile



Go Mom Go said...

You are going to rock!
I can't wait to hear what the coach has to say.

I know that you are going to hit each and every one of your goals.

Thank you for all your support. I need it.


Janelle said...

YeeHaw!!! way to keep going--the Hennessey's are cheering and praying for ya!