Dreams, Dreams, Dreams…………

I had this dream last night….. I opened up my own training facility here in my hometown.
It was out in the country surrounded by farming fields and when corn was planted and tall, you would never know the facility was there. Now this was not just some ordinary facility, it was state of the art. It has just about everything an athlete would ever need. Let me try to describe it to you.

The outside front looked like a farm house with a big covered porch and rocking chairs for everyone. But once you stepped inside, you walked into another world all together. There were 5 different sections to the big open space.
• The first section was the cardio area where there were treadmills and bike trainers. The trainers were hooked up to TV’s for practice on road races or you could put in a movie. The same for the treadmills.
• The second section was for strength training and rehabilitation.
• The third section was a 2 lane 50 meter pool
• The fourth section was a dining area with kitchen and lounge area
• The fifth section was guest quarters
• On one side of the building was a 3 lane 400 meter track.
We had a staff of many to keep it running from a strength coach, a physical therapist, nutritionist, a sports medicine physician and massage therapist.
On the side of the pool there were huge garage doors that would open to let in light and air.

The facility was open for anyone to come and train, but it was really for those women that wanted to do something for herself. To reach a goal that everyone told them would or could never happen.

Dreams start Here

Now to play the Lottery and make my dream come true.

What are your dreams?

A winning dream

I had the most wonderful dream last night.

I won my first Tri and I didn’t know that I won until names were announce. Not sure of the distance, but I know that I won. I was so excited this morning when I woke up. Best dream to have.

I have been working on my office/training room.

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Before

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The destruction
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OUCHIE from the hammer

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Needed tons of this for the wall.

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Safety First

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Getting ready for the last step. Need to wet sand and then clean the walls. Should be ready by this weekend to get the primer up on the walls.

I am going with a blue color for all of the walls and then add color when I can. I have a saying that I am going to put up on the main wall that I will be looking at when I am training.

“DREAMS START HERE”

I am also going add some chalkboard paint to something so I can keep track of my workouts along with a mirror. It will be a slow process, but I am getting very excited about it.

I am how big????

I knew that I was a big girl and needed to lose some weight, but it never really hit me until I saw these photos of myself from my first ever swim meet.  I am at my highest weight ever. I weighed less at 9 months pregnant than I do today.

What is so shocking is how your own brain can play tricks on you. When I look at myself, I don’t see that I am this big.

This has been an ongoing issue for me my whole life. I have been to therapy so many times I don’t have enough fingers or toes to count that high.  Growing up I was the token fat girl in class that would get laughed at and teased. Kids in grade school can be very mean and when you don’t have the coping skills at a young age it never leaves you.

I am on my final steps in getting approved for weight loss surgery. I just found out that the office just got the last piece of paperwork that is needed. I go on Tuesday, May 5th for my last class and then see the surgeon on June 1st, with possible approval 2 weeks after. The it will be the waiting game for a surgery date as he is about 4 to 6 weeks out after you get approved.

Keep your fingers crossed!!

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Welcome to From 300 to Iron

I would like to welcome each and everyone to my new blog.

I have just started my training and wanted to keep an account of where I have been and where I am going on the roller coaster ride call Triathlon.

On April 26, 2015 I completed in my first Super Sprint Tri in Edwardsville, IL at SIUE. I was very proud of myself and the results that I got.

Age group 45*49 This was a super sprint: Swim 150 yards, Bike 10 miles and Run 2 miles

10th in age group and 126th overall
Swim: 6:57.45 86:53/M
T1:4:25.80
Bike: 1:16:07.00
Run: 41:37.30 20:49/M
Total time: 2:09:07.55

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I am very impressed with myself especially with the Bike. I dropped my chain twice and had to walk up 2 hills. Of course I had the most fun coming down the hills. I kept wanting to squeal WEEEEEE! Just needed to have streamers to my handlebars. Happy with the run, which I walked also.

I can’t wait to do it again.