Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hump Day!

I had to go to the dentist this morning instead of working out. I teach Spin tonight, but think I'd rather do two-a-days instead of go to the dentist. YUK! I will say that I have a great dentist and he is gentle, thorough, and kind. HOWEVER....the whole dentist thing just sucks.
 I set up a formal chemical peel package with the salon I go to. I go every 2 weeks for a mild chemical peel. It is suppose to help the tone and texture of my skin as well as help with acne. So far I will say that I have really enjoyed it. I just did my second one and am impressed with the results. So I should be done for the new year. Between that and my "lighter and stronger" workout regime....Dave is going to be one lucky man come 2011 :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Schedule

I am attempting to start a new schedule for myself....the early morning workout. So good. I went to 5:30am body pump yesterday and I did 40 minutes on the elliptical this morning beginning at 5:45. My goal is to get in 4 early days during the week and then do my runs on Saturdays with the team. I am taking a couple Saturdays off to recover, but I've got my cold weather running gear ready. Lighter and stronger over the winter months....that's the big picture goal.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Camping!

Fall camping rocks! It was so pretty this weekend. We had great weather, smoked a brisket, relaxed with the kids (Carter kids too!) and had a few adult beverages. It was great!

I am still a little tender from the marathon. I got a tweak behind my knee during the run that is still bothering me a little. Hmmmm, I'm sure it will get better with rest. I have to find a new workout schedule though and now that I am back to work...that complicates things. I think I might have to become an early workout person. I am going to try a 5:30 am body pump class tomorrow. Its a cardio weights class at the Y. I've decided to incorporate more strength training during the winter months while I'm off of running training. I am going to do another triathlon this summer so I got a few more months before I need to start that up. SO.. my goal for the next 3-4 months is to get lighter and stronger.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I proudly got to wear Eric's name on my bib during the race.

 I got to run with Suzanne my buddy and had the support of my coach! There were over 7000 people in the race! It was incredible!

I finished! It took longer than planned and harder than I could have imagined. BUT I DID IT!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Race Weekend

I'm currently sitting in my hotel in Des Moines...this is sooooo surreal! I can't believe it's here! I went over to the expo and got some great gear!! Plus a couple cute runner girl tshirts!

I am ready!

I had a necklace made to carry Eric's ashes with me during the race. I couldn't do it. Ultimately I decided it was selfish. Eric was poked, prodded, and disturbed throughout his whole life, the least I could do is let him rest peacefully now, let him stay complete and still. I am wearing his name on my bib, carrying him in my heart, and using his soul for my inspiration when I hit that wall.

I am ready.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fun Weekend!

WE had an awesome weekend! Saturday I got in my last group training run before the marathon!! It was my father-in-law's 60th b-day and retirement picnic. THEN we got to go camping with the Carter's. It was super fun! I actually wake boarded!! It was the first time I have ever gotten up! I am super pumped! I am sore too, but the excitement totally out weighs the pain!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spin Night

Tonight was my first official spin class, I have subbed for others, but this one was my own. It was fun! I hoped everyone else in the class enjoyed it as much as I did. It has been hard sneaking in workouts now that I am back to work. I am glad the bulk of my training needed to be done while I wasn't working!! Whew! My days are just flying by!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Big Milestones

I officially graduated! We did our 20 mile "graduation" run this past Saturday and it went really well! It felt so good to mark off that major milestone in our training. Now we taper until race day. Tonight we all met up to get out race day jersey's and some TNT goodies as well as meet with our coaches for race weekend travel plans. So excited. September I took 2 weeks off due to injury. Here are my totals for September:
Total miles in September: 58
Overall TEAM miles: 284
I have gained 1 pound, taken 1/2 inch off my waist, and put back 1/2 inch on to my hips. This month I spent 5 hours on an elliptical, and did 7 spin classes.