Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Heart Zones Workout

I did a heart zones spin class last night for the first time in a long time. And, I sweated buckets in that class, for the first time in a long time. It. Was. AWESOME.

the instructor was even out of commission - she just had major knee surgery - but is so good at what she does that she can instruct without having to actually do it herself. As for me, well, something about that little flashing number on the display made me work harder that usual. I had sweat pouring down me, something that I normally hate and avoid even while knowing it's good for me.
So I know what I must do now.

I must avoid this class like the plague because I hate sweating Make sure I go to this class weekly, and see if there are other heart zone classes I can attend.
--> Okay, completely off topic as images go, but I found this by putting "sweaty" into an image search and I had to include it. (At least one person will find this appealing)
Count downs:
  • 3 more full days of teaching left (Goal: stay calm as the days wind down and the kids become increasingly destructive and sullen. At this point, they are peeling the edging off the tables and putting holes in the walls in the hallways.)

  • 4 days to marathon #7, the Ogden Marathon (Goal: 5:30? Is that even possible for me?)

  • 25 days left to my next sprint triathlon. The last time I did this one, it took me 1:47. My goal would be to do it faster than that.

  • 40 days left to the ice bath Ironman Coeur D'Alene. Goal: A far less dramatic finish than IM-Loo, in under 17 hours. My cold water swim training begins May 25th.
Current mood: anticipatory

Current weight: 157. And holding. The mother's day pizza didn't help, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. As my weight goal for IM-CDA is 145, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll make it.



  1. Those heart zone classes can be killers, but in a really good way.

    Just want you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog. You're a very engaging writer and I can relate to a lot that you blog about.

    I've got my first 1/2 of the year on Saturday; my first tri of the year in about 1 month. The lakes are still very cold in Minnesota too.

    I'm hoping for a heat wave to help raise the water temps.

  2. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Your current weight is my goal weight, and I'm a long way from it!! Nice job...and yes, no one should ever regret a mother's day pizza :)

  3. So many goals - go Misty go!
    You are right - Mothers' day pizza is worth anything.

  4. I can feel the heat already...

    Check out the forecast for this weekend for CDA! mid 80s all weekend!!! That H2O temp is on the rise!!!

  5. Wow, only 3 more days? The teachers around here would be really, really jealous we've got 5 more weeks! Sounds like an awesome spin class.

  6. All my IM goals are right out the window...weight, times, all except have a beer or three with Sweetness and UIM!

  7. i think i'm with bigun. i am seriously thinking this race is just ALL ABOUT THE FUN. is it time to celebrate yet???

    now, that bully is cute, but have you seen my girl lately? she's sleeping under my chair as i type. i needed another baby, hm?

  8. Sweat is good!

    Say Hi to my Mom who lives near Ogden canyon...where I'm told the marathon takes place. It's amazingly beautiful there. You may not want it to go by so quickly...



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