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Where I’ve Been

I have a million excuses for not recapping my first triathlon yet.  Want to hear them?  Good…

1) We only had camera phones on the morning of the race and didn’t know how to get them onto the computer

2) Patrick and I spent every waking minute after the tri cleaning, painting and packing our townhouse.

3) We moved 15 hours away to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

4) I haven’t done anything else impressive to write about, so I was worried I would run out of material.

Right, so that explains up until the end of June.  What about all of July?

Here’s the real deal…ever since we moved here, I have not been feeling it.  At all.  I’m having a really hard time adjusting to the heat, humidity and lack of running, and its got me down.

I’m working through that though, so I will post a recap of the tri soon and then be back with a new plan and a new outlook.  See you on the other side!

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The Next Step

So, I promise that I will write an obnoxiously long report of the Woodlake Sprint Triathlon, just like I did for my first 5k, but we had a bit of a camera mishap and as a result the only pictures from the day that I have are living on my mom’s Blackberry.  Still waiting on those before I get too far into it.

The important things to know are that 1)I was really really slow and 2)I had a freaking blast. 

So, I’m looking at the rest of the year and finding all sorts of races that I hope I can sign up for.  Here’s what I’m looking at:

Meat Pie Tri

Snake Bite Triathlon

Cajun Cup 10k

New Orleans Jazz Half Marathon

Cajun Man Triathlon

Sounds fun huh?

Are you confused?  Oh, did I fail to mention that in just 2 short weeks, Patrick and I are packing up the car and moving down to Baton Rouge?  That’s right, Cajun Country!

Patrick was offered an Equine Internship at LSU that he couldn’t pass up, so we are off to the land of Mardi Gras for a year to immerse ourselves in King Cakes, Crawfish Boils, Hurricanes (only the drink, I hope) and of course, the local race scene.  I have been doing my homework and it looks like the afterpartys are just as serious as the races.  Woohoo, I think I’ll like it there!

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An Active Weekend

So…this weekend will consist of:

Painting.

Painting.

Painting.

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Take 5: Articles for the Week of 5/17/2010

A few new sources of fitness related goodies for the week.  Enjoy!

Information About Your Medication – Running Times.  Running should make it all feel better, right?

Interesting Things We Think About During Our Runs – Runner’s World Forums.  My thoughts are all over the place when I run.  I should actually probably focus more on running!

Lucy Shorts and Tank Review – Chic Runner.  Danica gets to review all sorts of sweet running products.  Probably because she’s such an awesome blogger (and runner, of course!).

Finding the Time to Work Out – Fitness.com.  This is hard for everyone.  For me, it has been especially hard during the last 2 weeks.

Jillian Michaels: I’m Pre-Disposed to Obesity – The Huffington Post. This may be true, but she turned herself into a kickass trainer with a rockin body.  I’m a big fan!

Take 5: Fitness Articles are a round up of interesting articles I have found over the course of the week.  We might talk about yoga, we might talk about strength training, we might talk about calories and nutrition.  We also might just talke a tour around blog land and look at what others are up to.  Articles were not necessarily published in the week of  this blog post.

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Where I Try Something New…

…like mountain biking.

My Myka

Where I never really thought of biking as anything more than a faster way to get to my grandma’s house, my husband has been a biker for most of his life.  When he was younger he did a lot of BMX.  I think he was pretty good at it, he certaintly likes hopping around on his bike enough.

Almost 2 years ago he began mountain biking with a group of friends.  It wasn’t long before he had his own bike and began talking about how he would like me to go out and ride with him.  Ha.  Like I had any desire to go flying down some steep ravine, only slowing to jump over fallen trees or ride up “skinnies”, whatever that meant.  Nope, I was content to sit home and do, well, anything else, thanks.

Until one day I decided that, you know, it would be nice to spend more time outside, and the park system here in Raleigh is pretty good, and well, maybe I’m a bit competitive and was looking to try something new (cause starting a running program, totally wasn’t enough?).  Ok, fine, let’s go get me a bike.

After talking to a couple of shops in the area, we happened upon a tent sale at the Bicycle Chain.  A sale?  Sign me up.  I still wasn’t completely sold on this whole mountain biking idea, but the shop has a short singletrack out back and let me go for a spin.  (They also put Patrick on a super expensive full suspension bike, those sneaky dogs.)  It was probably a much easier trail than anything out there in the real world, but it was FUN.  I kinda wanted to go again. 

Needless to say, we bought the bike, a spiffy helmet, and were on our way. 

As soon as we got out the door, Patrick turns to me and says, “Welcome to the hell that is mountain biking, where your components are never good enough, you never ride well enough, and you always want to upgrade your bike, at least a little bit.”

Should be a fun ride…

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Move Your Body Girl

Hello world! 

I started this blog to document my journey in fitness.  I don’t have any health problems to speak of, nor am I trying to lose 100 pounds, but I am trying to make myself into a more healthy, energetic, aware person.  I hope you will join me as I strive to increase fitness, and I hope that you will share your own story too.

Interested in what else is going on in my life?  Follow me at Meg{Moir}.

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