36 responses

  1. MissPinkKate
    March 26, 2013

    I thought you were starting hard-core IM training in April? Why the delay ’til May?

    • Meghann
      March 26, 2013

      I’m doing a 24 week plan that starts the first week of May.

      • MissPinkKate
        March 26, 2013

        24 weeks, whew! I get tired just thinking of it!

  2. Sana
    March 26, 2013

    Yeah I do love running in the cold but I have to book it to the car as soon as I stop otherwise it’s too cold!
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  3. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    March 26, 2013

    Must you remind me I have laundry to fold? 😉
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  4. Ja @Athlete Within Ja
    March 26, 2013

    I’d take Florida weather anytime. It just stopped snowing here in Ohio. I’d like to start running outside in shorts. 🙂
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  5. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    March 26, 2013

    Good for you for not bailing on practice! It can be so easy to talk yourself out of evening commitments after a long day at work — at least it’s easy for me anyway… 🙂
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  6. Amy
    March 26, 2013

    Jealous of your year-round outdoor pool! It is so much more enjoyable to train outdoors. The outdoor pools here don’t open until Memorial Day – can’t come soon enough!

  7. Emily @ The Swallow Flies
    March 26, 2013

    I hear ya on the cold spring. When I signed up for a 5 a.m. workout program starting at the end of March, I was not anticipating having to wake up even earlier to scrape the ice off of my car. “Real” spring will be here soon, right? Right?! 🙂
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  8. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    March 26, 2013

    That’s great that you got in both a run and a swim on a work day! Good sign for tri season!!
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  9. Becky @ runfundone
    March 26, 2013

    How cold is Tampa cold? 50 degrees???
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    • Meghann
      March 27, 2013

      It was in the 40s 😉 It’s also all relative. Steph (the girl next to me) is from DC by way of Chicago and New Jersey so if she was also complaining it was cold I feel a little better about it.

  10. Chelsea
    March 26, 2013

    I’m such a wimp to the cold – I hate it! But, oddly enough, I love winter more than summer because I do think it’s way easier to warm yourself up than it is to cool yourself off? Anyway, I’m joining the bandwagon on the SO. READY. for summer thing – us midwesterners are getting awful sick of all this snow!
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  11. Emily
    March 27, 2013

    We have a heated lap pool in our apartment. But I’ve been too chicken to swim since we moved in. I’ll have to do something stupid like register for a triathlon to get me going again!
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  12. Angela
    March 27, 2013

    You are hardcore. I am a wuss when it comes to the cold…and I live on a mountain! 🙂
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  13. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
    March 27, 2013

    Definitely getting myself a crock pot this winter to start having dinner ready to go for when I get home from work 🙂
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  14. Elizabeth @ Positive Change
    March 27, 2013

    That is my favorite slow cooker meal! We make it at least once a week. We love to shred it and use it for tacos or nachos. YUM!
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  15. Molly @ RDexposed
    March 27, 2013

    I cannot tolerate running in 20* weather but cold swims? I don’t think I could even begin to pretend I could tolerate that!
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  16. Nikki
    March 27, 2013

    Salsa chicken is one of my favorite simple meals! Also, I HATE when it’s cold outside and you have to swim. I feel like my arms freeze with every stroke! haha
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  17. Sara @ fitcupcaker
    March 27, 2013

    Wish It was warm here I would def be swimming!! Forget the chores, just lay around 🙂 haha, I wish I could think like that!
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  18. Emily N
    March 27, 2013

    So how did you find this swim team? Are there any real beginners on it (meaning, can swim, just not “properly”)? What are the costs?

    Sorry… just trying to start researching…
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    • MealsAndMiles
      March 27, 2013

      I swim with my friends and we call eachother a team. The only fees we pay are for the pools.

  19. Diva@The Swim Diva
    March 27, 2013

    If you are out of shape you should not necessarily just get in the pool and do the workout as it is written. Pulling is a training tool for increasing resistance on the shoulders once they are in shape. If you haven’t been swimming in a month is is not good for your shoulders to pull a 1000. Do the workout, just without paddles, it doesn’t make it less of a workout.

  20. Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    March 27, 2013

    I’ve really been meaning to get back in the pool once a week or so, just by myself to work on my breathing and improve my swimming a bit if I ever want to complete a triathlon. Weekends are usually the only time I’m motivated to do it, and lately they’ve just been so jam packed with trips and whatnot. I’m looking forward to a weekend at home and hopefully an excuse to get a swim in!
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  21. Jill
    March 27, 2013

    I love swimming and it is really nice to get into a warm pool….but in the cold – you are a lot braver than me! Your meals you prepared look really great. Bet you cannot wait to get down to the pool when the weather warms up and have your strawberries at the pool side.

  22. Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    March 27, 2013

    There really is something about swimming that just makes you so tired afterwards! I always find that. After a hard swim, I just want to go home and never move again.

    The crockpot meal looks delicious!
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  23. Annette @FitnessPerks
    March 27, 2013

    NICE work on getting to practice 🙂 I am sure you’ll be glad you did come IM time!

    Yummy looking dinner!
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  24. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    March 27, 2013

    Florida weather is so weird! We were at almost 90 degrees Sunday and last night I had to cover my plants bc of a freeze warning. I don’t get it.
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  25. Dawn
    March 27, 2013

    Not to change the subject, but can I just say how glad I am to see that someone else is still using their Christmas mug. I luv mine, and it’s the perfect size.

  26. Sara
    March 27, 2013

    You pretty much just summed up my life, good job for talking yourself into going to work out. Last night I had to go grocery shopping, cook dinner, fold laundry, all the blah tasks everyone has. I used it as an excuse NOT to go to the gym after work and I didn’t even clean my room and fold my laundry. I watched House instead, I am not even a fan of the show… tonight is a different story, off to the gym I go!
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  27. Sonia the Mexigarian
    March 27, 2013

    Oiye, I hated afternoon swim practice when it was just so cold out. Jumping in the water always seemed better and moving worked, but the act of getting out there was just soooo hard. I was shivering just looking at your photo. lol.

    How long do you leave the crock pot on by itself for? I’m usually gone for more than 8 hours from my house and am scared of leaving the crockpot on during that time. Afraid of something burning and catching fire.
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    • Meghann
      March 27, 2013

      I set it on low for 10 hours. After that it automatically flips to a “warm” setting. I think it’s fine like.

  28. Carli
    March 27, 2013

    There is no way I’d swim right now. Heated pool or not! I believe we are skipping Spring this year. 🙂

    Youtr salsa chicken salad looks great!
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  29. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    March 27, 2013

    That breakfast looks so warm and yummy. Dinner too! I love crockpots but Im totally paranoid Im going to catch my house on fire. Isnt that insane?
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  30. Elisabeth
    March 27, 2013

    Here in Ohio we’re getting a bit sick of winter… I’d take your ‘Florida cold’ right about now 😉

  31. Sarah @ Cake for Breakfast
    March 29, 2013

    I’ve been meaning to try your “salsa chicken” for a while now and yesterday was the day! I don’t know why I waited so long. I like salsa. I like chicken. And, it made putting together dinner pretty much the easiest thing ever! http://cakeforbreakfast.net/2013/03/29/30-i-can-do-it-in-5/

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