Sunday, July 18, 2010
WOW, what a day!!!!
I got up at my nearly my normal time of 4:30am, my nerves were getting the best of me! I also had my normal breakfast of a bagel thin with a thin layer of peanut butter, then showered to wake up!!. Drank about 1/2 bottle of water and left the house by about 5:30am. White Rock Lake is about 37ish minutes from my house so that wasn't a bad drive, even though I'd not been there before.
I met a friend and former co-worker there who hasn't seen me since I've changed my life, he was a little surprised and had to look twice! It was nice to catch up with Brian and he taught me how to work the crazy timing chip, HAHA. So we checked out the booths set up, there was ALOT of stuff to take in post race, we found the starting line, then headed for the restrooms. If I had a complaint bout the day, this would be it, not nearly enough. HOWEVER, While standing in line, I looked up and nonother than SparkCoach Nancy was walking right at me!!! I immediately knew who she was and she knew who I was, there was no hand shake, it was a hug at first sight! HAHA. I also met Nancy's husband and Marathonmamato3 (Lynette) who I'm running a race with on Aug 7th!!
HOW COOL WAS THIS....I was getting to meet some fellow sparkers in person. I've heard other people talk about it like BillAlex and how cool that was, and it was very cool!! We stood there talking about my story, running, you name it for a while then I was off the take care of business.
Brian and I got in line as we were supposed to start at 7:30, NOT...delayed for 20 minutes, not sure why though. We were finally off and crawling at first, there were a BUNCH of people there.
I was able to keep a pretty good pace and really enjoyed the run. About .75 into the race we faced our first hill, basically was an entrance ramp from a lower road up to a higher road, that was killer, but I took it really slow to conserve energy. The rest of the race I really just kept running my pace as best I could. Coming DOWN that incline on the way back to the finish was nice, I was able to turn it on a little for the last .75 mile while listening to Europe blast "Final Countdown" in my ears, perfect ending I thought!
After I finished, I grabbed up some free stuff, muscle milk, some sort of water, gu chomps, Clif bars, clif Shot Blocks, etc Brian took off not long after we finished so I went to the finish line to watch Lynette and Nancy finish, there were both doing the 15K race. I saw both finish and it was TOTALLY COOL that all three of us ended in a group hug right after Nancy crossed the finish line! We all chatted for a bit and went our own ways, HOME was the direction we all went. ( I might add I mowed my yard as soon as I got home..haha)
OFFICIALLY I finished in 32:04:01 which was 24th place for men 40-44(there were 47 of us) I am very proud of this time and thrilled I got to run this race today.
UNOFFICIALLY here are the stats that I got from my walkmeter on my iPhone:
Activity: Too Hot To Handle
Google Maps URL: http://maps.google.com/?q=http://share.abv
Started: Jul 18, 2010 7:50:44 AM
Run Time: 32:39
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 3.21 miles
Average: 10:11 /mile
Fastest Pace: 8:22 /mile
Here is a pic of the three of us post race
Here is a pic of me and Brian
Next on the list of the Cross Country team relay - I'll run a 2 mile segment with two other sparkers on Aug 7th.
SMALL EDIT....I failed to mention that it was HOOOOOOT when we ran this bad boy!! The weather lived up to the race name
I snagged this pic from the race website.....look at me go..LOL
Saturday, July 17, 2010
hey everybody...it's saturday afternoon 7.17.2010......I'm running a 5K at 7am tomorrow morning...i'm THINKING about doing a nice easy 2 mile jog this evening on the treadmill
i'm SO new to running I'm not sure what would be best.......any opinions would be appreciated
UPDATE.....I'M RESTING.....THANKS FOR THE INPUT!!!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
so this morning at 4:50am we hit the home gym (garage..lol) to start day to of RevAbs. Today we had:
total strength - this is a 40 minute workout the consisted of back lunges (I FEEL THEM TONIGHT), squats (working on the booty), pushups (sheesh I need this), and a round of cardio (basically a million jumping jacks). Repeat this circuit three times with the third being the "spicy round" when we added a few things. On the lunges, we hold dumbells, third set you press the weights straight over head, same with the squats. The push ups we did basically a side plank after each pushup, then a million jumping jacks.
Mercy Abs - yes, I was begging for mercy, basically a 20 minute set of crunches (sort of), booty bridges (yep, I still feel it) and something I forgot what he called them. We did some V ups (O M G...killer)
All in all, so far, I really like this workout series. In that 1 hour workout, I burned over 1100 calories according to my trusty Sportsline S7 series watch!
Tonight I did a 3 mile schedule mileage builder run and burned another 700 calories....
WOO HOO......GREAT DAY!!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
so I just got back to me desk after a quick trip to RunON! to pick up my race packet, I'M SO EXCITED!!!
The race is Sunday morning EARLY so it won't be TOO hot, I can HANDLE iT!! hahahah
I got a pretty cool technical hat and shirt, and several other things as well, pretty cool stuff!!
I'll blog about the race after the fact ofcourse!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So I started a new series tonight.
I've finished with Insanity for this round and have put that to bed for now.
I started RevAb tonight jumping right into the middle of the week workout. I really enjoyed it. Brett is a Brazillian who teaches these and does a great job. Tonights workout wasn't much ab, or what is? LOL, I'll answer that in the morning. We mostly interval training, cardio and strength. Some of it is based on a Brazillian matial art form which is very smooth and flowing, that's kind of cool.
It was a 30 minute workout from top to bottom and I burned 607 calories according to my trusty Sportsline S7 series heart monitor watch!
Tomorrow is a brand new day...a brand new chance...how are you choosing to use it??
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