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  • No Need for Speed: A beginner's Guide to the joy of running by John "the penguin" Bingham. The book is an easy read and focuses on health (physical and mental/emotional). He also goes over things such as technique, nutrition, some gear, and inspirational. There is also a runner's forum here that has all levels of runners…
  • No Need for Speed: A beginner's Guide to the joy of running by John "the penguin" Bingham. The book is an easy read and focuses on health (physical and mental/emotional). He also goes over things such as technique, nutrition, some gear, and inspirational. There is also a runner's forum here that has all levels of runners…
  • Hi Zombella, Welcome to the group; it's a great thread and everyone is very supportive and understanding. Deciding to get back into this is the first step. We try to make sure we have vegetables in/with every meal, and we try to do it as simple as possible. We found whole wheat pasta is one of the easiest things to add a…
  • Weigh in officially and log it. Use it as motivation and a visual reminder that you don't want to continue down that path. If you wait to log it, it will become too easy to make excuses and continue down the past-you path. I hope everything gets better. :-)
  • A few years ago, we put most of our DVD into a DVD book and donated the covers to the library, and they were super grateful because the covers are always in need. You can always check your library for things outside books that they can use.
  • Dukare, I agree.I started adding in intensity to my 2orkouts and realize how long it's been since I've worked out like that. I am so grateful I splurged and got a massage gun, and have the flexibility that comes with working from home. Although, I probably shouldn't be so reliant on so many naps.
  • Typically, you do it all in the same clothes. The longer distances do have changing tents, or they did. I don't know how many people use them because it uses up more time. I plan on using the same clothes; especially because I'm slow and can use all the time saving that I can. I'm glad to hear of your progress and…
  • I bought a tri top that seems to work; I tried if on a long ride and on a swim/run race. I ended up just going to the tri store (I 'm glad we have one in town). I took a large in every style and went to the dressing room. I was amazed to find that some wouldn't even make it a fourth of the way over the girls. From the ones…
  • Hi. I hope everyone is doing well. My training has picked up. but I still feel like I need to up my nutrition. I keep hearing I need to get calories in, but I really want those calories to be healthy/bennificial. I am trying to stay as healthy as possible, and if my body needs to repair itself, wouldn't it be best to give…
  • At what temperature/humidity/dewpoint do people start taking their runs indoors? I am currently training for Ironman 70.3 WI in September. I'm not sure if running outside is better to train for conditions, or if it's better to run indoors where I cou,could, have a better run. The un wou,would, be temperature 89, Detroit…
  • SuzanneC119zz: Congratulations. That is so awesome! Celsius or Farenheit? Don't laugh at the question ;-) I'm from MN and anyway is a good day for ice cream, even sub 0. :-)
  • I'm glad things are going in the right direction and that you're being mindful. The mind is definitely one of the biggest struggles. I 'm sending this video link, or you can search YouTube for 17 hours, ESPN. It's a short documentary on Chris S; the first person with Down Syndrom to complete ghd Ironman. It's very…
  • Thanks for the info. I plan on training in whatever I'm going to wear and don't intend to use the transition tent (do/would they even have them any more?).
  • Welcome. There was a sprint I did several years in a row. It's been canceled the last two years (storms and then Covid).
  • Yesterday, my sister (with her friend)and I met up in LaCrosse for a girl's day. I had decided I was going to have one splurge so I decided that would be ice cream. At lunch, I had water (instead of beer) and a Greeg salad. I was so proud, but the disappointed that there was too much vinnegeratte dressing on it, I…
  • Hi T-M-H-o-y (autocorrect was getting the name wrong). Welcome to the group/thread. It's definitely the place to be. When I started gaining again, I found that a lot of it was because of mindless eating, along with stress and less activity during the day). I started logging for a week or two, which made me more aware of…
  • Thanks to Gold6767. The mental game is definitely the hardest part. I am well familiar with self-sabaotage; it's a very real struggle for me. have trouble saying no to the stuff that I shouldn't have much of, and then I also have difficulties with the portions. The training definitely has his mental component. I had a…
  • Dukare: I'm so glad everything went well. :-) Zumba in person is way way better in person than at home, at least in my opinion.
  • Congratulations; what a great race and accomplishment. I didn't even know they have such long trail runs. Enjoy your victory.
  • I'm glad things are going well, and a kid being 18 is hard t o accept. I don't have any, but it seems that only increases time. My best friend has one that is about 22 and is going to be moving to the west coast with his long-term girlfriend. When he first got his car, she would come to me to tell me now she knows how our…
  • I'm just checking in to see how everyone is doing, and to make sure the thread doesn't drop to the bottom. Less than a week ago, I was covering plants because of late freeze warnings. Now, we're getting su mer weather. gotta live WI, where I. a week you. an go from winter to summer mer and no spring. ;-)
  • I'm a really fast eater as well. My boyfriend can always tell when I'm getting full because I start slowing down, so the speed apparently decreases as I go along. Whe. eating with friends, I'll finish my food, and will knowingly be full, but I than start to take more bites; out of boredom and/or, it still looks good. I do…
  • The other day, I tried twice to write something, but the app in the tablet erased everything and I got frustrated. The last two weeks have definitely been a roller coaster of successes and learning experiences. Week one was one of those weeks where things were looking good. On Tuesday, I did my first open water swim. I…
  • Good luck Dukare. You got this, and it will go great. If not, it's just one more thing to make you stronger. :-)
  • Welcome to those that just started posting (I'm on my tablet and don't know how to use the feature to mention/list people. Thus is a great group and I'm glad everyone starred it. There are days been it's quiet, but that doesn't mean it's hone silent; it just means it happens to be at a busy time when people don't have a…
  • I understand the weather issue. we took my bike off the trainer last night, excited to ride. Today is too wet/cold/gloomy for our first bike ride of the year, so to the gym I go. This week, not only did we increase the number of different fruits/veggies, there were more veggies than fruits. We're still about 10 varieties…
  • Thanks. I don't mind if the heart rate is accurate or not, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to do something wrong with the watch. I know the popular thing to do is keep track of heart rate, but it'd be nice if Garmin would give you the option to turn it off for a chosen activity.
  • Thanks for the info. On Thursdays, after my swim, I use a pool belt and do pool running. For that, I'm not sure if I use a run or pool swim activity since a hybrid of both? I wasn't sure if there's a reason HR is shut off for the pool.
  • Djproulx, Thanks for the info. I was doing yoga for a while and I definitely need to get back into it. Before Covid, I was active in other things ((zumba, yoga, bootcamp, etc.). I then was mostly down to bike trainer and running and occasionally yoga and strength. I know Covid is not an excuse because I could have done…
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