Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ran Away with the Circus!

Today I improved my 5K time by another whole minute! It was hot, I was tired, but I plowed threw at the end to get to that finish line. I am proud of myself. New record time is 38:43.2 minutes!

New pace time: 12.27min/mile! Hooray!

My best running buddy! She can push me!!!

That's me in the middle! I am kicking a*# at the end to beat my time!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm an OX!

Alarm set for 4:05, gym clothes layed out in the closet. I was ready to go! Pumped!

I survived my first day at Boot Camp and it wasn't as bad as I thought. It was worse! We started out running around the entire park wearing weight vests, followed by push ups, jumping jacks and then another lap in our vests! Fun.

If that wasn't fun enough, I also carried a log while lunging and squatting up and down a hill. I even got to pull a tire up and down a hill with a partner! WooHoo! I AM AN OX!

I wonder what tomorrow will have in store?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Like a PIG!


Today, I dragged my friend Beth along with me to give Bikram Yoga (AKA "Fire Yoga" according to wikipedia) a try. I should explain that I had walked in to check it out about a year ago and found out that it is yoga in a 105 degree room, no thanks...

Yet here I was, attempting it anyway. I am a desert rat. I can handle the heat, NOT!!!! I was dripping wet after two minutes. I could feel sweat dripping down my scalp, in my ears, and other unmentionable places. It was probably the most uncomfortable 90 minutes (YES, 90 minutes) of my life. The heat was oozing out of the rubber mat floors along with the stench of mildewed sweat from who knows who? What was I thinking?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Updates...Boot Camp & C25K

A few updates since I have been neglecting this blog since the "plateau"

  • I am on Week Five of Couch to 5k. Hooray!
  • I am "Running Away with Curque du Sleleil" next Saturday at the Spring's Preserve 5K.
  • Yesterday I ran 40 minutes and did a body pump class! That chick was killer!
  • I signed up for Boot Camp starting on Monday. Yoowwwch!
  • Weight still stuck @ the plateau. A week of South Beach didn't even break it. Maybe Boot Camp will!?!