A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spin, Swim and be freeeeeee....

So around this time last year I started going out to the pool to do some laps after Krista, a fellow Mommy in Motion invited me to come out. It was great to start training for the Tri.

However after I did my Tri in Sept I haven't been swimming...I wanted to just take a 'break' from it....well break time is over!

Now I know that Krista is training for a Half Ironman this year (you can read about her training journey here) It is SO inspiring to me and gives me hope about me doing a half ironman one year!! :-D

So I know that she is out there training every day. So I e-mailed her to say I was going to join her for the spinning and swimming she does on Wed nights. My first spin class at Millcroft Fitness is free!! bonus!

The spinning was sweaty, blood pumping, cheeks burning AWESOME!!! My face was burning red and it felt goooood....so good I almost wanted to cry. The music was awesome and at some points I was dancing in my seat as I was spinning LOL! Another cool thing was seeing face to face other members of the Mommy's in Motion team one being Adena who also blogs about her journey to health, "fewer french fries, more fun!" LOL
Now that I was all warmed up we headed to the pool. I popped on my $19.99 Wal-Mart bathing suit cause my $50 Roots one from last year is now see through in the butt and boob area...nice!...I was cheesed :S.
The first few lengths were a little ify LOL! My triceps were very sore from doing a hard arm workout the night before. I stopped and stretched them and kept going....oh MAN did it feel good! I love when I finally got into a groove of flying across the pool hitting the wall push of to the other side and repeat.
Now compared to last year I was dragging ass, but I knew I had to build myself back up and I can do that in no time. I just made sure that tonight I just kept going for the full hour even if it was at a turtles pace LOL!....It was great I was able to just let my mind wander...I thought about writing this blog, calculating the cost to swim lengths once a week, how my arms hurt, how good it felt to be in the pool again, how I was hungry and wished the water was a big hearty hamburger I could bite into......God I felt freeeeeeee yuppy!!!!

Plus I was major impressed with the fact that our spinning class teacher joined us for the swim after. Two things that are way cool about that is that, one I was that girl who joined the spin teacher to swim after the spin class the second is that this teacher who I have never met before looked and reminded me of Meredith....It was almost like a sign that I am right where I should be :D.....thanks Mer xoxo

So what does this mean? I pick freedom so I'll being going back for more fo shoooo!!!

'Live in YOUR Awesome!'



  1. Hey I missed this.. thanks for the shout out. I loved seeing you at spin class too. :-)

    Isn't Sonja awesome?!!

  2. Yes she IS awesome!, I was out last night to spin again...in the snow storm. Where were YOU!!?? :/