Sunday, September 07, 2014
It's been a week since my Dumbo weekend at Disneyland, and I'm feeling great!
I took it easy on the 10K firstly because I had a half the next day, but also because my teen was participating. I should have disregarded the fact he was there. The next race, I'm cutting him loose. He *walked fast* while I was doing my jog intervals. He's so cut loose the next race. Despite taking it 'easy' I was only 1 min slower than my 10K PR...Woo hoo!
For the Half....PR baby! By almost 5 mins!!!! 3:18:42. And now, I'm a little grumpy that I didn't do it 3 mins faster...then I could use it as proof of time for the next race!
But, totally fun. SO proud of my boys...the teen ran the 10K, and the little guy ran the kids race...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Seriously, I didn't realize that it's been a year since my last blog post here...
I did this one for somewhere else, and thought it was funny enough to bring to this site too....
So, just got home last night from 4 solid days of 'fun' at work. Seriously, it wasn't that bad, I enjoy my job. Things went well, nothing broke, and the flights were generic and boring. In my line of work, that's a good thing.
Praise whoever decided to put caffiene in Crystal Light. You have been my savior this week. I don't do coffee, my tummy is not a fan, and as we know from my last post, I'm trying to get off the soda train. I've been successful for another round of work. There were no red-eyes this trip, however, the 4:30 AM wake up calls take a different sort of toll. Hence, the caffienated Crystal Light.
I have been drinking more water. A LOT more water. Absolutely hitting that 8 8oz glasses a day thing. And it's been good. The only time it wasn't enough? When I decided to walk to Target from our hotel. It's only a mile and half, right? That's nothing! Right? So what if it's all uphill? Shouldn't be a problem. Except it was Texas. In August. It was 103 degrees. Humid. I'm a dumb a$$. Leisurely walk to Target? I also don't know who invented Air Conditioning, but I stood in the doorway at Target looking like a man dying of thirst must look like upon entering an aquarium. I would have fallen on my knees to the patron saint of Air Conditioning had I not thought that some eager Target employee would have called paramedics for me.
Would you believe that I walked to Target because I was looking for a swimsuit so that I could enjoy the hotel pool since I had forgotten to pack mine? How ironic. I wanted to swim when I was drowning in sweat.
I called the hotel van to come pick me up. They were nice enough to oblige...and Ramon brought me 2 16oz bottles of water. I think I might have waterboarded myself trying to drink them.
One final thought about giving up soda. What am I supposed to mix my rum with now?
Thursday, August 22, 2013
First off, thank you all for your awesome positive feedback! It's incredibly encouraging!
Second, I found a group on Facebook called Crazy Good Virtual Races. The entry fee for each of their races (like $25 each) go to different charities. I think there may be a bunch of those in my future.
AND I'm thinking of organizing my own virtual race to round out the fundraising requirement for my charity entry for the Dumbo Double Dare. Found several places online that will supply medals. Hmmmm.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I read an article in one of the magazines that show up at the park dist gym about these 2 ladies that decided (separately) that for their 30th birthday, they were going to run 30 races that year....
I'm turning 40 in Sept. I'm sure you can see where this is headed.
It started my thoughts down that path of could I DO 40 races between my 40th birthday and my 41st? That's a little under 1 race a week. When I sat down and thought about it, truly broke it down, was it an attainable goal? Considering kids, and my work schedule, I thought not. BUT what if I cut it in half? Is 20 races in a year (no matter what distance) do-able? That I believe I can accomplish!
So, here it is: My goal, for my 40th year is to run 20 races. I'm already registered for 5, so I just need to find 15 more.
I see a bunch of 5K's in my future!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
So, I've started carrying a jump rope with me for my work travels. I felt a little kooky just jumping, and then I started keeping track of how many times I could jump without missing (or hitting) the rope. Made it much more interesting. Like an adult combination of getting a PR in a run, and the little kid keeping count.
I didn't think much about the jumping, until I input it in the fitness tracker today. 5 mins of jumping rope (slow!) is 92 calories? Seriously? That's better than running. Dang! I need to get on this, altho my knees are currently protesting...maybe because I'm barefoot. LOL!
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