Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 - what a year!

This year has been amazing for me and my family! I have done a ton of personal growth, fitness growth....all around a success!

I finished out the 2010 run log today. I am so happy I was able to run today, the last day of 2010 with my best friends and Sole Sisters!

Last loop around Burke Lake of 2010

Sam and I have both had a ton of firsts this year! He did his first Sprint Triathlon, he lost a TON of weight (in the range of 70 pounds!), he got his first cool road bike, he joined a triathlon team (Team Fexy), and he uber supported me through all my firsts too.

This year I ran my first 1/2 marathon, my first 10 miler, my first away from home girls only race weekend, my first marathon, my first Sprint Triathlon, placed 3rd in my age in a 5k, joined a Triathlon team (Team Fexy), and started this blog.

Wow. That's a year! My kids are happy, healthy, and awesome. My girlfriends are constant support and love. Sam is amazing. Family is great.

How are we going to make 2011 even better? You'll just have to wait and see......

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to me!

I ended up winning a gift card to Sport Authority and two Nathan's Intensity packs! I'm pretty excited about that...hopefully one pack for me and one for Sam (we'll have to see if it fits his super huge Mr. Incredible style back).

Nathan's Intensity Pack

CycleOps Trainer

The best part about the whole thing? I ordered it last night from Sports Authority and they are still guaranteeing shipping by Christmas or it's free! Whooooooo Hoooooo! So I used the $100 gift card on the trainer plus there was a discount code for 10% off the whole purchase. Merry Christmas to me!

Anyone else scoring some awesome gifts this Christmas?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Time to wait..........

Just waiting it out
Well, tis the season to "wait it out". Sam and I have been planning our 2011 race schedule - most of which I posted in the Calendar section of the blog.

I really am feeling the need for my first race to get here so I have more motivation. I've been doing ok, but without a race looming over me - it's just too easy to go 50% or not at all. I've been doing alot of strength training and biking....throwing some yoga in there too.

So for now I'm just waiting it out....race season will be here before I know it!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I need to play the lottery!

I haven't posted much lately. I'm not going to lie - I haven't done much lately. I've been biking, strength training, walking, and doing yoga. I haven't been running much as a break to myself. Since the marathon I needed to change up the activities so I don't burn out. I am obsessed with running and want to keep it that way!

Sam and I have set up our 2011 race calendar - with some wiggle room. I'm all set to run the Nation's 1/2 Marathon in March. That will start my season off. Sam has even said he'll run a 1/2 marathon with me in June! That will be his first - it's a wine 1/2 marathon. They had me at wine. 5K or a full marathon - they had me at wine. We have a race scheduled for almost every month, which is how I like to train. Always something in my sights.

So, the lottery. In the last few months I have won a t-shirt, pair of running shoes, pair of running socks, Polar water bottle, marathon DVD, and now.......from Nathan's.......$100 to sports authority and 2 hydration packs! I.Am.Excited! I never win anything and now all this!?

I feel like it's for all the time, energy, $ I've put into running this year. Getting a little something back. Hopefully I'll be posting more as I get into some more training. Figured no one wanted to hear about my incline treadmill walk or my ass
hurting after
spin class.

Sam did put up pictures of all my races so far. The plan is to put the collages up the stairwell on the main level. He's got a few pics in there, but I'm winning with the amount of race pics. It's alot of fun to look at them all, especially the very first one I did. Mason is a baby and I look SO young! A year makes such a huge difference!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Taking a sick day....boooooo

The stomach bug/cold is running through my school. I'm hoping I just have the cold, but I came home early today. Yuck. I do not like being sick! I always seem to get it on a Friday or weekend too - never good when you have a 3 and 2 year old.

Tomorrow am is pancakes with Santa at the firehouse. I must be better for that!

My nutrition plan is going really well. I'm continuing to maintain and loose consistently! I haven't gone up at all on the scale. I can't remember the last time that happened.

Oh, and we got the boys a xbox 360 for xmas - of course it's hooked up right now so that my husband can "make sure it works right". I'll have to keep track of who plays it more.