Thursday, October 27, 2011
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Place: Arlington, TX Convention Center
I didn’t sleep great the night before, almost as if I were running a race on the 22nd of October. I wasn’t running a race though. Why be so nervous then Jerome??
Saturday at 6:30am I was in line at the convention center to check in with Beach Body. I was about to do my very first LIVE workout with Shaun T of Insanity and Insanity Asylum!! HOLY SMOKES, what have I gotten into here?!?!
I was surprised there weren’t more in line yet. I mean, the workout didn’t start till 9am, but this was SHAUN T after all! I sat around talking to those in line, mostly to a 16 year old kid who had done P90X with his Dad and lost over 30 pounds himself. He was excited and ready to roll with Shaun T as we all were.
One dude walked in with Taco Cabana for breakfast¸ SERIOUSLY DUDE??? I looked at him and asked that he hang onto that bag and use it as a barf bag, LOL!
My friend Sheryl showed up later and we just visited shared stories about our journey, etc. They tried to get me to do a BeachBody success story, but I didn’t do it. Yes I’ve completed Insanity, but that was only one small part of my 100 pound journey, I didn’t feel that I could give all the credit there.
Finally about 8:45 they opened the doors and everybody just rushed into the room, to the front by the stage of course!! So here we are, probably about 500 people stand shoulder to shoulder expecting to do an Asylum workout. Some people just kept pushing to the front and I got bold about calling them idiots, do they not realize they need more room to do this work out? Sheesh people, get real!
The energy in the room was incredible! I’m glad I’d had my spark and mass impact so I was good and ready for this workout, I knew it would be incredible!! Of course the first thing they did was ask us to spread out. So we did, sort of!
Soon enough here came some white dude with hair on stage, um….you are NOT Shaun T! LOL Shaun entered from the back of the room and came through the crowd to the stage. No talking, no welcome, just jogging in place, get after it right away! Let me tell you, we did some crazy stuff, I worked my butt off….and LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! Shaun worked the crowd very well even coming out onto the floor several times, once walked right by me. I guess I was doing a good job; he didn’t stop and yell at me. HA!!
All in all I am SO glad I got to do this event. I learned a lot, I got an incredible workout and met some really cool people in the process!!
This is Kim, Sheryl, me and Carin
Pretty cool pic of Shaun T during the question and answer session following the workout. This guy is THE REAL DEAL!! I've admired him for over a year and think even more of him now!
Saturday, October 08, 2011
October 8th, 2011
Pumpkin Run 10K
Joe Pool Lake - Grand Prairie, TX
This race is sentimental for me because I ran this last year and was my first ever 10K race. I also ran this race last year with a major sports hernia and had surgery two weeks late.
I'd set out this year to be my PR, which was STILL this race from a year ago! I ran again with my friend Lynette which was an honor to run step for step most of the way. hehe. Lynette finished 3rd here last year and this year she WON! Congrats Lynette!
I came out of the gate strong with miles 1 and 2 being 7:58 and 8:07. About mile 1.5 or so, some little boy (maybe 9??) who was running the 5K looked at me and said..."Hey, can I try to keep up with you?" I said, sure, if I can try to keep up with you. He said SURE! He went on to tell me that he was kicking his Dad's tail who was also running the 5K. At the split, I said well little dude, good luck, he say's yeah, you too! Too cute!
Miles 3 and 4 were 8:30 and 8:57. It was hotter than I wanted and my piriformis started to tighten up quite a bit about mile 4. I actually had to stop and stretch for a moment.
Miles 5 and 6 were 8:53 and 8:30 with the last .31 (on my garmin) was 7:42.
Not AS fast as I wanted to run it, but I STILL got my PR by 30 seconds. I ran officially in 53:19.2 placing 8th out of 15 men in my age group. I was 54th out of 194 runners in the 10K race.
ALSO.....Lynette brought me a special gift, wasn't that nice of her! This started as a joke, then a .....then a dare....then reality! She made me a kilt, SO I WORE IT!!! LOL. It was funny and wasn't in the way. Here are a few pics.
Pre Race with a little LEG action
New the beginning of the race
Me and Lynette post race
Great fun....Great day...and my wife even missed her woman's retreat so she could be there to watch me, that was awesome!!!
Monday, October 03, 2011
Saturday October 1st, 2011
Dallas Running Club
The Loop 15K
Dallas White Rock Lake
So I ran my only (hard to believe) my second 15K race this weekend. This blog will be fairly short and to the point, just enough to detail the event,,
I actually slept really well the night before, I couldn't believe that! My family was supposed to go with me, but Sydney was having horrible allergies and we decided that Chelle and the girls would stay home!
I arrived about an hour early and got my race bib and timing chip then started getting my legs going with an active warm up and stretch and trip to the porta pot and I was ready!
I met a friend John there so that was cool to see him again! We started way at the back, that's a great way to make ya feel good. You can pass lots of people that way...hahahaha. I ran with John the first mile or so, then took off. I saw another friend and co-worker of my wife on the run as well.
I made great time during the run and felt great about ever step.
Miles 1-3 were 8:38, 8:14 and 8:27 respectively and still feeling pretty strong!
Miles 4-6 were 8:24, 8:33 and 8:29 and I couldn't believe I was STILL holding 8's...WOW...Me, JEROME was running that fast?!?!?! GET OUT!!
Miles 7-9 were 8:34, 8:41 and 8:25 AMAZED!! WOW was I amazed. Relaxed and kicking it pretty well. My right knee did start to hurt a little toward the end, but nothing horrible!
My last .5 was 7:47.
My Garmin time was 1:20:30 and my official time was 1:20:57. Amazed even ME!! I placed 19th out of 44 in my age group.
My previous 15K, which was in July was 1:30:52 so I beat it by 10 minutes!! WHEW
It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed that run very much, THAT is why I run! I hit the runners high like never before!
There ya have it.....DRC 15K 2011 is in the books!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Just looking at old pictures tonight when I came across the BEFORE pic.
I can't believe our transformations!! WOW WOW WOW
This is my wife ChelleJoBean and I (with Emily) in China in 2005
the After picture was taken in July of 2011 in Tulsa, OK.
Monday, September 19, 2011
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