Tuesday, February 22, 2011

welcome to my blog!

Well, here it is.  My first blog.  I have been pondering starting a blog for a little while now and finally have gotten around to  the courage to do it.  I thought it might be interesting to write about and document my path to getting fit and doing my first triathlon (sprint of course, nothing too long to start with!).  I started running last winter when I was looking for something to do while my kids played basketball with their father (who I will call B.).  I am not a ball player, that is his forte, so I opted to run on the track above while they practiced.  I found that I did a mile quite easily, so I did another.  Then I realized that 3 miles wasn't that bad and I could do it again.  I did run some in college for exercise, but really nothing since then.

I signed up for my first 5K race in 5/2010 and finished it in 27:01.  Since then I have run 3 more races:  Augusta Rail Trail 5K--25:42, Old Hallowell Days 5K--26:29 and the Lobster Roll 5K--26:09.  I hope this year I can break the 25 mark. 

For those that don't know me, here's a few facts that you may find interesting:

1.  I'm an optometrist.
2.  I've been married for 14 years to B.
3.  I have 3 kids: girl 11 S, girl 7 C, and boy 5 D.
4.  I play tennis at about a 3.5 level--which is pretty average.
5.  I used to referee soccer until kids S, C and D arrived....
6.  I drink 1 Mt. Dew each day--no coffee, blech. :p
7.  I went to a high school whose name is now considered a swear word.  Really.  Ask me and I'll tell you what the name is.. :)
8.  I've lived in Maine my whole life except for school in Boston.
9.  I love cats.  I could be that crazy cat lady who has a million cats if it weren't for the litter box.  ick.  So we have 1 cat. 
10.  I have always been a pretty average athlete, but have always wanted to be a super athlete.  I will be happy with being a better-than-average athelte.  That is my goal!

I am signed up for my first triathlon in April.  http://www.noreaster-tri.com/  It is a reverse tri, in Maine, in April.  Should be interesting.... :)  A friend of mine from high school who is recently into running like me, has reluctantly agreed to join me!  Yay BD!  It will be her first tri as well.

Exercise goals for the week:
Spin class: 1 hour X 2
Swim: 1 mile
Run: 6 miles
Tennis:  cardio tennis class and another day of match play
Thanks for reading and have a super great day!


Bobbi said...

Nothin' average about doing a tri!

carolyn mejia said...

hi, ilindian - i'm a friend of "bd's". she sent me the link to your blog. so excited for you. i started running tri's last year. i lost 30 lbs., completed 2 sprint distance tri's and and international distance. it's a LOT of fun.

look forward to following you and BD to the finish line! go for it!!! :)

ltlindian said...

Thanks carolyn and bobbi! I'm so glad she's doing it with me. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time. :) Maybe we can convince you to come do one with us..... :)

Unknown said...

Glad I fuond your blog! :) I have been trying to link back to you after your comment about doing the Nor'Easter!! :D
Let's make sure to meet there-
I look forward to following your adventures and cheering you on at your first tri.
Funny--Im a Mainer except for the years I lived in Boston too.