I am going to Boston! New Plan & SkirtChasing Weekend!
Posted Jan 11 2009 5:31pm
When I arrived at home this evening I received an exciting letter in the mail. MY BOSTON CONFIRMATION letter! I am going to Boston.!I am so excited, not only to run the race but as a History major I will just eat up all that Boston has to offer! I have friend named Christina who lives there and has graciously offered me and the hubby a place to stay. This is a huge relief for two reason, one being that it cost like a bazillion dollars to stay anywhere near downtown, and everything else is booked! I can't wait to see her too, we haven't seen each other in quite a while. I can't believe that I have actually qualified and will be training again in January, it's all hitting me now, and to top it off the Boston Marathon this year is on my BIRTHDAY April 20th, what a way to celebrate!
So today was a pretty nice day, lots of sunshine so no complaints here. I don't really post what I eat for lunch because it's about the same thing every day. I work with a few simple ingredients. Romain salad mix,goat cheese,tomotoes, can of salmon, pine nuts, pita chips,pita bread hummus,carrots,apples, and some watermelon on occasion.
I don't eat all of this at one sitting but a combo of it throughout the week. So if I took pics they would all look the same:) My true passion is cooking dinner! I think I love the challenge and I love LOVE love the faces I get when hubby takes his first bite.
This year hubby and I didn't make it out to get a pumpkin, but my wonderful coworker Cheryl brought me back on from her classes Field trip to the pumpkin patch. He so cute, I shall name him Corbin:) I am hoping that when hubby gets home from softball we can carve him.
I skipped out on my women's group tonight, I need a night to myself. Some weeks just catch up on me all too fast, and I need some serenity, some peace and quite. So as soon as the hubby left, I turned up the Boss System and played some Run Kid Run and cleaned up a little, and then turned it down to some Frankie for cooking music and a glass of wine. I am currently waiting for dinner to be done, I will post pics in the morning. I am making a Chicken Green bean and Mushroom type casserole, with Alexis Red Potatoes.
I will have it on my new plate I got along with the bowl at Marshalls, only $2 and it's my favorite color!
I will have to add it to my chest of dishes....
Tomorrow I have high hopes on running an hour run, and doing some free weights/ab workout. I want to get up nice and early, but it's so dark outside right now so I might have to wait till the light comes out. I can't wait for the time change!!! Three more days...
Hubby and I are headed to Memphis for Turkey Day this year. I wasn't too excited because the weather isn't the best out there, 30 degree temps are not my fave. But it will be nice to see my sister in law,and the parents. I am also excited to get some great food there too like O'Charlies, McCalisters, and the best Thai food place ever! Some background in case you don't know hubby and I met in Memphis TN, where I went to college and then he moved back to California with me when we got married, what a trooper. Seeing that I have four brothers and all, I missed them all sooo much! I love that I have a huge family, it makes me want to have 5 kids myself, but I am willing to wait a little while:)
Well I better go check on the food! Have a great night. Oh and by the way go Phillie's (this is for my friend Steph in Jersey).
WOW Tuesday was absolute madness! I was up at 5am, did a great spin/weight class and then I didn't' get home until 10pm last night! Needless to say I had no time to blog or catch up on my blogger reading.
This morning I decided to sleep in and wake up with out the alarm. My body is sore from this week already, and I needed to listen to it. I got up and watched the news for the weather this weekend, and saw that there is a major freeze over the south! I am praying for you all to be safe out there. I remember what it was like living in Memphis and having the roads shut down because of the ice, and also the ice on my windshield that I had to scrape off with a credit card..lol...It still is in the 90's here, and I think this weekend it should go down to the low 80's.
I wasn't in the mood to cook anything up this morning, my tummy has not been so nice to me this morning. So I just had a combo bowl of Fiber One Honey Cluster, and Kashi Almond and Flax, with a half of banana(wasn't worthy of a pic). Stomach just isn't back to normal. It might be because I had ice cream last night, which I haven't had in a very long time.
Well this morning I wanted to share with you all two things, a new plan that I want to start on, and the 5k Skirt Chaser Race I am doing this weekend.
First the Plan
I have decided that until January I am going to mix up my workouts a bit and do some major cross training. I want to do kickboxing,cycling,yoga,running, and weight training. Well there are only seven days in a week so I needed to get serious and jot down my goals. Here is the plan; Spin class, or ride twice a week, run at least twice a week, do a yoga class at least once a week(and one at home too), do weights at least twice a week(I would like to do it three times but I am trying to be realistic), and do akb (aerobic kickboxing) 3 times a week. I know this is a lot but I might have to pull some two a days, this is not unusual for me. I would love it if I was able to do a swim workout, but the gym I am looking at joining doesn't have a pool:( I am trying to lay out a schedule for the plan but until I join a gym I will not have times of all the classes so for now this is what I can do.
Mondays-AM Spinning, PM AKB Tuesdays-AM Weights,PM AKB Wednesdays-AM RUN Thursdays-AM Weights/Run, PM AKB Fridays-AM Spinning, PM Yoga Saturdays-AM AKB, Softball Sundays-AM off!( but not really,I have a 5k or 10k every other Sunday this month), PM Softball
So I am setting high goals but once I have a gym membership I will know exactly what days I want to do what. I need to have a plan otherwise I don't like thinking I can just sleep in and do my workout later, I need to get up early and have a purpose! I have 4 races either 5k,10k, or 15 k's between now and December. I also have one Tri in December that I want to PR at!
When I heard about this race, I got so excited! I love the theme and idea. Every women participant gets a running skirt, or if you buy a larger package you get even more! You know me and my running skirts, I just love them! At the race the women get to take off three minutes before the guys and the point is for them to chase us down:) I think it's cute! The Winner Snags $500!Regardless of gender, the first person across the line takes home the grand prize! Ok I know there are going to be a lot of fast people going out there for that prize but I am thinking I would really like that GRAND PRIZE, I am going for it! I am going to try and break 19minute 5k time! The course is pretty flat so it might be possible. I know that I am not half as fast as a lot of men out there, but I think I have a pretty good chance with a three minuet lead...lol...well we shall see.
Sense the race is out in LA, I am going to make a weekend out of it. Rachel and I will go down on Saturday morning early, the race starts at 8am and it takes about an hour and a half to get there. Then after the race they will have a block party for us to go to, should be fun times, and then we shall go to WHOLE FOODS MARKET! They have one only ten minutes from the race, I am so excited, I have been wanting to go for so long. I feel like a kid who is excited about going into a toy store for the first time, I know it's silly but so true. Then after some shopping I am going to meet up with my other friend Ray Hay and hang out for the night. She lives in Marina Del Ray, she moved here from Memphis. I am excited to see her and catch up on life. So the race has turned into a girls getaway weekend, I love it!
Well I am off to take on the world, or maybe just my students..lol..have a Happy Hump Day!