3rd place!!

Today I placed at my first race in over 4 years!
3rd place Athena in the Sheriff Sprint Triathlon!

I earned myself a little bling and a prize off the prize table (almost the last to pick, so a pair of socks), and exciting bragging rights. I had a really tough time with the race. My heart rate was way high, and I was huffing & puffing. Maybe a combo of my exhaustion & sickness (stayed home from work friday & saturday). Full race report to come soon!


I'm sorry I haven't been able to post a raffle winner yet for this week! The file is on Kevin's computer and the power cord is MIA. I will post ASAP



I am in my fundraising push! Less than $80 to go, and I need your help! Please help me reach my goal for the Run to Home Base to support injured war vets HERE.  Anyone who donates from now until May 13 will be entered be entered into a special drawing for a prize pack from me. And if I get 5 or more donations, I'll pick 3 winners next week!

In weightloss news, I have been disappointed in myself lately. My extreme fatigue and sickness didn't help this week. But besides working my way through Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance, I decided to try 2 more things to try and add a little fire to my rear end. 

Omron Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Body Composition Monitor

After reading in racing weight about tracking body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, etc to track weight loss & improvements in body composition I was sold. I searched for a while online, and finally decided on this one. I'm really excited for it to come in, and hope I can really use it to help motivate me in the right direction.

I also joined Spark People. While I have been a weight watchers girl for years, I heard about Spark People and decided to give it a try. It is basically a free online tracking site (free is always awesome), that has a lot of great features. I like how it breaks down your calories, fats, carbs & proteins. I like the charts and graphs it makes. I like that I can also track my exercise and body measurements more specifically and all in one place. I'm going to really try & focus on it this week, and we'll see what happens.

Back to the pool tomorrow morning!



17 comments:

Running Ricig said...

totally awesome that you placed! I've never placed in anything...I'm never a winner lol

Kayla said...

Congrats!!! Great job!

Shawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Wells L said...

3rd - WOW girl - you rock!!!! How awesome is that to place even when you're sick - yeah, you're amazing like that!!! Great job.

I'm ashamed to say I've never heard of Spark People . . . will definitely be checking it out! Good luck using your new "tools".

Raquelita said...

Congratulations on placing! You are a rock star!

Penny said...

Great race. Congrats on your win. Hang in there. You are going to have a great week.

Kim said...

I LOVE sparkpeople! It is a great program. It helped me lose the weight and get into running.

Zaneta said...

yay!! Can't wait to read the full recap!! :D Congrats!!

JenniferLeah said...

congrats on 3rd!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Kristin said...

Congrats on your 3rd place win! its so exciting when you place! Good luck with the weight loss and I love the Racing Weight book.

Suzy said...

Congratulations!!! How awesome to win an award. Some friends love Spark People. I work for WW, so I'm sticking with it.

misszippy said...

Congrats on a great race! FAntastic job. Don't beat yourself up over the weight--it will come!

tanya said...

Congratulations!!! can't wait to read the full report. I've been checking my library every week for Racing Weight, but it looks like I might have to buy it because I'm dying to read it too.

Mary-Michael said...

Wow--Congratulations Stephanie Anne! That's so exciting!! What a great accomplishment!

Sara said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you and I am so glad to call you my blogland friend! You are awesome and a true inspiration to me! Keep up the great work. :)

Allison said...

Congrats girl!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Awesome job!!! 3rd place!!! Woo-hoo. Congratulations.

Scale looks interesting... I have been itching for a body fat reading because of that book.

On sparkpeople, I have it on my phone, so I can enter stuff right away! Just be careful if you're watching the carbs/proteins... sometimes the user-entered items don't have that info, so the totals get off a bit...

 
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