Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Poem Inspired by Joy

One of the blogs I have been reading is   Joy Tanksley's  You can also find her on  Facebook  on the fierce love for every body page. 

Joy's post today is a poem contest - A Poem for Mrs. Tanksley   I can't remember the last time I wrote a poem.  I do remember writing one in high school about my love of swimming. So with trepidation and going with my first instincts, no editing, here it is:

Sonja like Lasagna

With so many layers to explore, sweet, soft, spicy and hard

Who loves butterflies, swimming and exploring herself

Who feels sad and glad, disillusioned and enlightened, scared and strong

Who gives too much and not enough

Who fears discovery, being vulnerable and losing herself

Who seeks acceptance, love and peace

Sweet Sonja

Triathlon Results

So my official time listed was 2hrs and 10 minutes.  In reality it was 2 hours and 30 minutes as they had me in the wrong wave on their official list.  This was a triathlon time to be happy about. 

Especially when you consider that it was my first, you have to finish in 3 hours and I walked the 5k, stopping to use the restroom too. :)

So it has been just over 5 weeks since then. I thought I would take the 5 weeks, work on weight loss, and strength training.  Ironically I have had more issues with body image since finishing than I can remember having in a long time. 

I started reading various blogs and am working through these issues.  This week was my first back in the gym (consistently).  So far I'm doing well except Saturday I did weights, low weight, high reps and my biceps HURT yesterday so bad it made me want to weep.  My tush and legs hurt all the time after training, but this really bothered me for some reason.

So far swim/jog this week, looking good.