• 2010 Race Calendar

    01.17 - Samson Stomp 5K
    04.24 - Deer Run 10K
    05.01 - Door County Half Marathon
    07.11 - Pewaukee Triathlon
    08.01 - Bradford Beach Tri
    09.11 - TosaFest 5K

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Thursday…..Almost There!

Good morning all!  A lot of stuff to get through this morning so let’s get right to it!

Personal training session today.  This will be #19 out of the 24 or 26 session package I bought (kind of sad that I don’t even know how many sessions I purchased) so the days of having a trainer kicking my ass twice a week are slowly coming to an end.  That means I have to start thinking about transitioning from being guided by a trainer to doing it on my own.  I like to think I’ve learned a lot from her but I’m worried about a) continuing to do circuits or sets that hit all the major muscle groups and b) keeping the intensity at a high level when there’s nobody there to keep me in check.  I think this will be a real test in keeping myself accountable to myself!

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Almost There!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Just one more day until Friday and then the weekend will be upon us.  Can’t wait!

So, I ended up missing my workout yesterday.  Work stuff unfortunately got in the way of letting me get out of the office for an hour.  I wasn’t 100% disappointed because my legs felt dead tired yesterday and I’m not quite sure why.  Not sore or injured.  Just tired.  On Monday, I did a heavy leg and cardio workout with my personal trainer followed by sparring in the evening so I’m sure that contributed.  But after a relatively light workout on Tuesday I was surprised to still be feeling fatigue on Wednesday.

Either way, I’m feeling pretty good today.  I’m a little nervous about how my knee will feel but it’s usually only affected by running.  We won’t be doing a lot of that today so I think we’ll be OK.  Mondays tend to be more cardio and lower body while Thursdays are more upper body.

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A Return To Kobudo Without Our Leader

Welcome back to the work week everyone!  I had way too much going on Sunday and wasn’t able to stop by here to update so we’ll have to catch up on the entire weekend here today instead.

Saturday could probably best be described as surreal.  It was the first scheduled kobudo class since the passing of our instructor.  Sensei Harris practiced out of Green Bay and they opted to carry on with their normal schedule of classes there so our school followed suit and held kobudo class as scheduled.  He would have wanted it that way.  No doubt about it.

Understandably, this was not a normal class.  In fact, there was relatively little physical activity involved.  Just enough to break a bit of a sweat and review a few basics but that was it.  Not surprisingly, nobody was really into it and I think most who were there were there for the cameraderie with and support for each other.  Especially for the head instructor at our school who had become particularly close to Sensei Harris.

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