Friday, January 4, 2008

work work work it out

Good morning Bloggy Friends. You should run over to my friend Josh’s blog and check out the video he made for New Years, it’s great. That guy has some video making talent! If you don’t visit him, you should, he updates almost everyday and always brings a smile to my face. We are both Kentuckians and actually became friends when we were both in a production of Peter Pan in Harrodsburg KY. Yours truly was Peter!!! LOL. I had to fly and everything in this horrible harness that you could totally see! I was so ungraceful. Good times.

I am soooo happy it’s Friday!! Work work work it. I had the best workout last night dear readers. It was dead cold, like under 20 when I got home from work, but I could not bear the thought of the treadmill. So, I bundled up – soccer socks to my knees, waterproof pants, 1 thin shirt covered by a wonderful hooded long sleeve nike shirt with attached gloves, a vest, a thin scarf to cover my face if needed and a water belt b/c I knew I wouldn’t want to hold a bottle. And what did I do!?! I purposely ran on the sidewalks for 5 miles and it was killer. Snow up to my knees at some points, flat snow in others. I had to fight to keep my balance the whole time and I was literally running like a football player through tires at some points when the snow was really deep. It was TOUGH. My heart rate was into the 190s several times. But I had so much fun, I felt like a little kid and I was able to keep my pace in the low 9s for the most part. I can’t believe I signed up to do 13 miles on a trail later in the month. If the snow is like this I might just die! I am a little sore today, but not too bad. I did some light abs afterwards. I am trying to do abs everyday, need to add in pushups everyday too. My friend Kristen has a goal to be able to do unassisted pullups by years end and I think that is a great goal that I might just steal.

Tomorrow I am going out with Vertical Runner for a Buckeye trail orientation run for the HM later this month. Should be great, except that there is a good chance of rain which will just make it a sludgy awful mess, but I still plan on going. 8am – Boston Store. Abbie is going with me.

Today is official weigh in day and I am down 2 lbs from Monday which is good. I decided since I work well for bribes that I am going to give myself some incentives. I got a bunch of gift cards for Xmas, so what I decided is every week that I weigh in less than the week before (meaning that I maintained last weeks loss and lost a little more) I get to use one of my gift cards! I have a Kohls, Dicks and Macy’s card waiting for me. And when I lose 5 lbs I will get a massage. I have 10 lbs to lose, so that would get me 2 massaged. Will work for running gear and massages!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Pic is from last time I was at Niagra Falls.


Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks for the shout-out! You're awesome!!

I so remember that awful harness you had to fly in during Peter Pan. Oh, the memories!! :) You were a fantastic Peter!!

Congrats on the two lbs., and have fun with the GC's. Let us know all the fabulous things you buy.

triguyjt said...

the gift card incentive is a great idea. I would just take all the cards one day and blow it all.
good idea.
your right. sometimes the treadmill is real confining. I never miss a chance to hit the outdoors, even if its frigid

E-Speed said...

sidewalk snow running is rough! Hope your trail run this morning went well!

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  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
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