Blog Posts - Month In Review



November Training and Injury Updates

Every day of November had SOME sort of workout, except for the Saturday of Thanksgiving where I was instead stuffing my face at 2 different parties:The "injury" notes on the 12th and 15th are regarding some pain in my sacrum (and slightly to the righ...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Dec 3, 2016

Our productive (and fun!) summer break

Well hello all! School has been in session around here for a couple weeks now and I am sad to see this summer go. I think it was our best yet. We traveled a ton -- to Iowa for my husband's work, North Carolina for the Duke basketball camp:This was a...
by Thrifty Decor Chick on Aug 19, 2016

6 Month Training Totals

Here's what my monthly totals look like from the first 6 months of 2016 when looking at the "time" I've done each activity:Jan-Mar "sports" minutes were all bike trainer (except for 62 mins on the last day of Mar),some of April was aqua jogging, and...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jul 27, 2016

June Training Totals

Lots of lifting, PT work, and core exercises, with a brief "test" on the stairmill on the 21st:Back to PT tomorrow. I think I'm going to ask about when I can try running!p.s. Back with some photos from the hikes and mini-adventures my wife and I had...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jul 4, 2016

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: May Training Log

My training numbers for the month of May look really weird:That's a lot of pretty consistent strength training, with no swims, bikes, runs, aqua jogs, or trainer rides. Only orange.I'm seeing my physical therapist on Monday, and we'll see what she s...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jun 1, 2016

A Recap of My Favorite Projects

Hello there and happy Friday!! Hope you've had a wonderful week. So this is a fun day in TDC history because it's the eighth birthday of Thrifty Decor Chick! This is officially the longest job I've ever had -- ha! I cannot believe I'm starting on my...
by Thrifty Decor Chick on May 20, 2016

First Quarter Totals for 2016

It was the very end of March that I got put in the boot, so I was pre-occupied with getting better and doing fantastically entertaining and not mind-numbing at all aqua jogging workouts that I never posted my "quarter one" totals for 2016. Here's wh...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Apr 30, 2016

Jan/Feb Totals, and a Good Week Post-25K

With all of the longer/easier running I've been doing lately, I've logged some good miles. I'm at 194 miles so far this year, with 13 of those runs being 60+ minutes (and 7 of those 13 being 80+ minutes).Let's compare that with Jan and Feb of the la...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Mar 1, 2016

What I Finished During My No Spend Month

Happy Friday!! I'm back today with a recap of all of the projects I completed this month without spending any dough. I do one no spend month each year and the past couple of years I've done it in January -- perfect after the holiday madness. Som...
by Thrifty Decor Chick on Jan 29, 2016

No Spend Month 2016!

Well HELLO! Nice to talk to you again! I took an unexpected week off and it was wonderful. It's like the end of summer around here -- so sad to see the break go but also looking forward to a bit of structure again. We are all night owls at heart -- g...
by Thrifty Decor Chick on Jan 4, 2016

December Mileage

December training ended on a high note as I mentioned in 2 tweets a few days ago:December was my biggest month in over 2 years, with 105.47 miles. My last month that had more miles was Aug of 2013 (with 114 miles - my biggest month ever I think), an...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jan 2, 2016

Running According to Plan

Here's a quick look at my last 7 weeks of training:3 runs/week except for the week of Nov 16, with the weekly milage on the right.Oh, and my last 2 Saturday runs have had a LITTLE bit of effort to them! My Dec 5th run had the last 2 miles at 7:00 an...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Dec 15, 2015

Lots of Biking! (And Running According to Plan)

Here's what my November looks like so far:That's 167.75 miles of biking so far this month. In NOVEMBER. Outside. On a tri bike.I only have 2 other months this year with more milage. And I'm planning on meeting a friend to ride a bit later today, a...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Nov 25, 2015

Third-Quarter Training Numbers

Here's what my July, August, and September training numbers look like:SWIM: 23,510 yardsBIKE: 491.78 miles (15.92 of that hauling the boys)BIKE TRAINER: 7 hours 13 minutes (equaling 137.12 miles at 19 mph)RUN: 190.32 miles (18.85 of that w/Charlie, 0...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Oct 13, 2015

When I Feel Super Productive

Hey there! I don't know if I mentioned that it's my birthday week -- I turn 40 in a few days! Whoot! It doesn't depress me at all, I look forward to the wisdom that age brings. :) Usually I take it easy my whole birthday week but this one has be...
by Thrifty Decor Chick on Oct 7, 2015

Three weeks of Training Post-Triathlon Season

Three weeks ago yesterday was the North Mankato Triathlon (my last race). My achilles was a little flared up leading into that race, so here's what I've been doing since to try to get ready for the TC 10 Mile (and the TC Loony Challenge). Oh, and y...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Aug 31, 2015

Training Thoughts for the Loony Challenge

In less than 6 weeks, I'm racing the TC in Motion "Loony Challenge" again for the 2nd year in a row. It's a 10K and 5K on Oct 3rd, followed by the TC 10 Mile on Oct 4th. Last year, I ended up winning the series. (Oh, and here's my 10K and 5K race...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Aug 26, 2015

My DIY Summer Break

Hello my friends! When do your kids go back to school? Remember when it was always after Labor Day? Ah yes, those were the days. I do love that we are done at the end of May, but the early start is killer when it's still hot and feels like summer. We...
by Thrifty Decor Chick on Aug 5, 2015

July Month in Review

Happy Weekend!! We are rolling into August which is our last month of summer vacation for the kids here. They have a traditional school calendar, so they don’t have to go back to school until after Labor Day. I love it! We’re even squeezi...
by Bliss at Home on Jul 31, 2015

Quarterly Fitness Report: 3 Month Totals

Here's what my April, May, and June training numbers look like:SWIM: 45,226 yardsBIKE: 427.53 miles (25.33 of that hauling the boys)BIKE TRAINER: 10 hours 31.5 minutes (most workouts between 40 and 70 minutes)RUN: 170.13 miles (7.05 of that w/Charlie...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jul 6, 2015


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