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I'm a girl who's trying to be strong, fast and look good in a bikini. Experimenting with diet and exercise prevents boredom and love-handles. KJMcAwesome is my partner in crime.

Triathlete, Runner, Cyclist, Gym Rat

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What a perfect weekend.

Off to Lake Tahoe for the weekend! I’m ready for my rest day tomorrow and my glass of wine!!

Chunky monkey status! Ugh, nothing like seeing your love handles in 3D. I’ve got some work to do.

Planned to go 5. Wasn’t feeling it so took the shortcut back. I need to get my mojo back.

I’m doing a Fit3D body scan tomorrow at Equinox and I’m seriously dreading it. 

Like, I want no physical evidence of what my body looks like right now. I just want to run and run and run until I’m thin and THEN we can do the body scan and I’ll be proud of it. 


I’m having a rough day. I’m going to cry either today or tomorrow during the scan. Let’s hope it’s today so I don’t embarrass myself. 

I mentioned a couple days ago that I was doing a photo food log with Marc to track what and how much I was eating (linked above if you’re interested). We chatted yesterday about it and he actually told me he didn’t think I ate enough. WHAT? My whole life has been about trying to eat less so you can imagine that I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around this. 

No, I didn’t rush to the nearest In n Out Burger to stuff my face. Basically on days I train, I need to add another meal of wholesome food to let my body know it’s not starving for calories. Then it should let some of my fat stores go. I would not be inclined to trust this info if it weren’t for the fact that my last 2 weeks of eating have been minimal, alcohol is restricted, exercise has been max (here’s my training calendar if you want to see how much) and weight loss stalled completely. 

I’ve actually gained weight this week. What in the hell?

It was actually a huge relief to have an explanation for my weight loss failures over the last year. I’m really hoping tweaking my eating habits will help me lose the last 5+ lbs, although I’ve given up on doing it before our Puerto Rico trip :/ 


It’s been a while since we have done this. Reading in bed makes Wednesday night feel like vacation!

Not pictured: Me reading about backbacking. Kevin reading about chopping wood. Typical. 



I really hope jump rope isn’t the “next big thing” in fitness because I am horribly uncoordinated. :/

…they’re the same pair. Kevin surprised me with some Jaybird Bluebud X bluetooth headphones last week. 


The concept is really cool. The bluetooth ability means there’s no bouncing cord as you’re running and you can even switch them to over-ear configuration so the short wire is behind your head. 


I decided to try them out at the half marathon on Sunday (I had previously worn them around the house for 10min or so only). I checked the battery and it was 75% charged, what I thought was plenty for a 2 hr race (the website claims an 8 hr charge). 

I turned them on 5 minutes before the race start and they were totally awesome. Good sound, no bouncing, perfect fit. Then I got my first low battery warning at mile 5, after less than an hour. They were dead by mile 8. What a bummer, but I figured I should have charged them. 

Yesterday I mentioned my broken headphones. I had tossed my new ones on the charger and grabbed them to go run without testing them. When I got out to the preserve, I tried to turn them on and…nothing. After trying to charge them again today and doing some research, I found it’s a common problem for the control panel to crap out. But after ONE use? Seriously? How disappointing. 

I’m hesitant to get a replacement pair based solely on the fact they broke so amazingly fast. I didn’t abuse them, sweat more than normal (the race started at 6:30am in SF, not exactly a heat wave) or do anything extreme. I think I’ll stick to my $9.99 earbuds I picked up in an airport that have worked for nearly a year with no issues. 

So, fellow runners, purchase a pair of these at your own risk and be sure to keep the box to send them back when they break. 

Saucony Kinvara’s are 40% off on Amazon right now! Kevin ordered us both a pair and I’m super excited. I’ve primarily been a Nike girl (just because I know they work for me) but my Airmax’s and Free’s are near death. Hopefully I like these. 

My Rock n Roll Half official finishers time and screen grabs of photos. Special shout out to my friend Todd (in the green tank behind me at the finish line) for running increasingly fast with me for the last 1.5mi. I never would have gone that fast on my own. :D

I had one of those runs today that just didn’t work out. My legs were sluggish from Sunday’s half, my headphones broke, gnarly headwind and to top it off, I had to pee within the first half mile.
But I guess covering the ground is what counts.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I decided to strictly limit alcohol and it’s been going pretty well. We had 4 different social events to attend this weekend I drank a little more than I wanted to (1 margarita, 2 glasses of wine & 1.5 beers spread Friday-Sunday) but still WAY less than I usually would have. 

My weight has been bouncing between 138.5-139.5 which is the first time in many months I haven’t seen a 140-something number on the scale. 


I’ve also been doing a photo food log with Marc so I can see what exactly I eat and how much of it. It has really helped me be more aware of what I’m eating.

I took my measurements again today as part of my progress check in. While my weight hasn’t changed much (as is my curse that can be seen from all my diet attempts in the past), the inches are coming off. It’s too early to tell if this is just bloat or actual loss that will stick. I’ll have to wait and see I suppose. 

April 8, 2014

Weight: 138.5-140.5

Waist: 27

Hips: 37.5

Midsection: 32.5

Thigh: 21.75

Arm: 11.5

*Body Fat: 30%

*I’m not sure why my scale body fat % went up. It always goes up after I’ve done intense exercise and have sore legs so maybe it has something to do with swollen muscles? All I know is that I look leaner so that’s all I really care about. 

March 30, 2014:

Weight: 140

Waist: 28

Hips: 38

Midsection: 33

Thigh: 22

Arm: 11.5

Body Fat: 29.5%

January 20, 2014:

Weight: 143

Waist: 28.5

Hips: 38.5

Midsection: 33.5

Thigh: 22.5

Arm: 12

Body Fat: 31.5%

I did spin class tonight but took it a little easy. My legs felt surprisingly ok!

Celebrating this summer weather with some sunning (with the dog of course), good reading and iced tea.
I’m making the most of my rest before spin class tonight.