A blog about my journey of training to run a 1/2 marathon with Team In Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and beyond.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

OK, so I fell off the damn wall!!!

The Dirty Crew
K & Me
Today was the dirty30 in Mulhall, OK. I bunch of people I know went up there to conquer this mud/obstacle race, myself included. We had a blast. Even though it was like running on the surface of the sun. We had to run (obviously), run through tires, on the ground and hanging up, we had to jump over a log, climb throught ravines, climb a cargo net, climb and jump off a rolled hay bale, do a set of over/unders, climb three mud hills, run through three mud pits, do a muddy army crawl, swim/walk across a pond, and climb the wall. I did it all...except...I fell off of the wall.  I was one step from the top when I came a-tumblin' down. I hit pretty hard, but felt okay. Though I almost gave my sister a heart attack and tweeked my knee. Now my knee is killing me. Everyone in our group did an amazing job. A's new nicknames is Spidermonkey because she showed that wall who's boss and of course, the Aussies put us all to shame. It wasn't pretty, but it was so much fun. I can't wait for next year!
Me & My Sis

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2 weeks until d30 Day!

So I have actually been too busy working out to blog. Imagine that?! I have less than 2 weeks left until the D30 and I feel like I am cramming for a final exam that determines if I flunk out of the class. Running, running, P90x, running, softball, running, heave, puke, vomit, running, cry a little, running, cry a lot (especially in my sleep), and running. I should be invisible when I turn sideways, however, my butt and my thighs are stubborn and refuse to go gently into that good night. I've cut out soda and went to grocery store where I went all natural and organic and baked, so my bill was twice what it usually is. Being healthy isn't cheap, but neither is buying all new pants, so healthy it is. Besides, it will all be worth it when 1) I dominate the D30! and by dominate I mean finish without puking or just finish, and  2) I can fit into my not so fat jeans when fall and football come around. ah, the feel of the zipper sliding up without the screeching of metal on metal or the used of pliers. Oh, how I dare to dream. Peace, love, and skinnny jeans.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I know it's been a while but....

I have been spending all my extra time trying to get ready for the dirty30. I have been doing the P90x with my husband everynight and running (or hobbling, I guess is more accurate). It has been putting us through the ringer. But it is all gonna be worth it when I cross that finish line and get that medal!!!!! So it's push ups, crunches, lunges, jumps, sprints, punches, and more until July 30th. I feel the soundtrack from the Rocky movie should be on a constant loop in my house. The Eye of the Tiger over and over and over until I workout in my sleep. So here very soon, we will start the countdown to the d30-Day. Keep checking back. Peace, love, and bengay patches!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Let's do the Time Warp...Part Dos

Let's do the time warp again. It's just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips. You bring your knees in tight. But it's the pelvic thrust. They really drive you insane. Let's do the time warp again. Let's do the time warp again.

What? Sorry got distracted!

I can't believe that I have went this long again without posting anything. No excuses, BUUUUUTTT in my defense, we have been having sleep issues at my house. My beautiful, angelic daughter has decided to try to kill me slowly by way of sleep deprivation. It has resulted in my days, weeks, and apparently months beginning to blend together and apparently the excessive Rocky Horror Picture Show show tunes singing. Just sayin'! I have managed to run a race since I last blogged. On the 25th of June, my partner in running crime, K and I ran the Summer Super 8K at Stars and Stripes. I haven't had the greatest luck with races at Lake Hefner and this race was no exception. I finished, but it was one of the toughest races to date. And after the Memorial, that's saying something. I woke up not feeling right and I know that I said that the next time that happened I would skip the race, but uh....no. So I had foot issues. My foot went numb like it did at the St. paddy's day race. I heaved a complete of times and let me just say: Sushi the night before is no bueno. But I finished and I have the obnoxiously neon green shirt to prove it. Next up is the Blaze for Freedom Race also at Stars and Stripes, but it's only a 5K. When I planned my races out at the beginning of the season, I had no idea that it was going to get this hot this quickly. Now I'm paying for being organized. I had planned on using this 5k to push my pace, but now I'm just hoping to not puke and/or pass out from heat exhaustion. : )  Until then, peace, love, and hydration!