Thursday, December 30, 2010


The holiday has come and gone and I am tired. I have only done one yoga class since Christmas. Everyone else has been going to boot camp or out running zillions of miles ( even in the rain). I have eaten far too many sweets and washed them down with too much wine. But I wouldn't trade my memories for anything. It was a great holiday.

Friday we are planning to do a 5K in Ft. Worth and then come home to celebrate the New Year. Also I have boot camp on Friday, if I choose to go.

Friday, December 24, 2010



So today was the last chance work out before Christmas. We were in for quite a surprise. The Twelve Days of Christmas carol, we had to do it like you sing it repeating each day until finally we all were ready to drop but finished. Where does she come up with these work outs? This was a good one, and we all left the gym sweaty but happy.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Boot camp today, thought it would be easy... it wasn't. We were doing burpees and planks and push ups. Can't wait to take Amy on Friday.
We had to weigh in today and on Monday we reweigh to see if we've gained over the holiday. We are allowed to be 1 pound over. I don't know if I'll make it but sure will try. At least knowwing that I will be weighed on Monday may help me to leave the cookies alone. LOL

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The gifts are wrapped, the baking done and now I have time to enjoy the holiday and wait for everyone to arrive. This also means I had time to take advantage of this beautiful day with a temperature going to 79 to get out and run. My gosh, how long has it been? It was just perfect being out, I wasn't even going to complain about how hot I was. I ran into Christy on the trails and she joined me.

Monday, December 20, 2010


I knew I should have had Christy take my place at boot camp today. It was hard, very hard. We were doing mountain climbers into push ups, shoulder presses and lunges , squats with weights , plank and the very last thing was 100 sit ups. Take your time she said. Remember to breathe, don't grab your knees. This was hard for everyone but we all did it!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Last night just as we were getting ready to leave for dinner we had a leak in the ceiling. Just what i need when i have 9 people arriving next week for Christmas. We called a plumber and he gave us some advice, said to read the meter and if it wasn't going around it was not a water pipe leaking it was probably a leak while the bath was running and had soaked the insulation which was now dripping. Well it was a pipe and my husband turned off the main valve after I went to bed. I need to run.
This morning at 3 am I woke and my husband said, we have no water. After that I couldn't sleep so got up. I need to run.
I'm sitting here thinking about all there is to do before Wednesday, I need to run.
As soon as it's light out I'd love to run but then no water for a shower. May have to go to the gym, they have showers and running water.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is the time of year we should have this sign posted in the kitchen, with all the holiday baking going on there is a fat chance that we'll be putting on some pounds. I just got my wake up call at boot camp today which was fitness day. I was up on the scale more than I wanted.
The work out today also seemed harder than usual, was it because of a few extra pounds.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Just got the phone call from Shayla, I WON ! I am so excited. Christy had to wake me up to tell me the good news.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Woo Hoo ! The contest is over this week and they will be selecting the winner for the goal contest. I'm hoping they will pull my name. I have completed every challenge we were given and this week I had to do my 25 push ups and run a 10 minute mile. That one was bothering me, I didn't think I could do it but Jenny said to suck it up and just run. I chose to do it outside in 38 degree temperatures only because I have trouble running on the treadmill. Did my mile in 9:58 minutes!

Boot camp was inside with a lot of leg work.

I also made my goal of running 600 miles this year.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Friday night Jenny, Christy and I were signed up to run a night time race in Denton. The race started at a park and then into a neighborhood and back into the park for the finish. This was a 4.2 mile race.
We had time for a race picture before we lined up. Jenny was towards the front and Christy and I were about half way back. The first part of the race had us loop around a lake and there was one place that it was very dark. Once we left the park we were in a neighborhood where a lot of the houses were decorated with lights for Christmas. It made it seem really festive. However there were several places where there was no lights and one was a long hill down. I always worry that I might trip so slow down.

Jenny was the first to come in with a time of 33:23

I was checking my watch for the time and finished with a 57:33

Christy brought up the pack with a time of 58:xx

The medals were like the shirt logo. You could almost hang this on the Christmas tree.

My time got me first place in my age group

Jenny placed second in her age group
After the race we were all hungry so headed to a restaurant for a late dinner.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I survived the Women's Half Marathon and...

the Turkey Trot last week but two days of boot camp has brought me to my knees. I guess it's because even though I was running I hadn't done any weights for 2 weeks.

Mondays camp was out side because the weather was still warm so we did sprints and lunges and squats and Indians.

Today was inside because the temperature was only 38 degrees when I left for camp. We did lunges, box jumps, squats, leg press and a few other killer things. My legs feel like noodles.

I guess I need to make a note to myself. Don't skip weight workouts when on vacation.