Friday, February 26, 2010

Training Day 50!

Wow can you believe it has been 50 days since I have started this process?  Doesn’t feel like it has been that long.  Amazing.

Thursday morning we headed to the park, not knowing what was in store for us.  The sun was shinning the air was crisp, perfect for a serious crazy butt kicking workout.  My trainer was way to excited about what she had up her sleeve.  We warmed up and then we were told to head to the hill. UGH!  Really hills again.  Secretly I was excited. 

I headed to the hill we ran our .50 miles to the final destination, where we were told to do a warm up and stop at the top.  The our trainer strategically placed two orange cones breaking the stretch into 3 sections.  We were to start at the bottom run up to the first cone and turn around and run back.  Without stopping we then had to run back up the hill to the second cone turn around and recover to the bottom.  Again without stopping we were to run back up the hill to the top and turn around and recover run to the bottom.  When we reached the bottom, we had to start all over again 4 times.  WOW.

It was amazing.  I am pretty proud of myself.  I made faces, grunts not so nice words.  but I did it. 

4.25 miles of hills.  Yay me!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I love family vacations…

We went to the Russian River Valley for the holiday weekend.  It was absolutely perfect.  We always enjoy vacationing with Denise and Rob.  Our girls have so much fun together and we all enjoy doing the same things.  Whether it is running on trails, fishing, eating good food, wine tasting or just hanging out with the kids.

We didn’t do to much wine tasting or actually any (well other than the drinking) Denise is expecting so, the wine consumption was a little lower this trip.  We ran on a trail from Shell beach to Goat Rock which was so muddy, I have never ran in the mud before.  I was so worried about falling down that I ran hunchback and my lower back killed me later that day.  We then hung out at the beach all afternoon.  It was so beautiful.  That's were all of these pictures are taken.  The waves were crazy.  This was the same weekend that the Waves took down spectators in Half Moon Bay.  We went to Doran Beach in Bodega Bay and it was so calm and beautiful. Kelsey even body surfed.DSC00395 DSC00570  

This was the first day at the beach.  The sun was hiding behind the clouds but it was pretty warm.

On Sunday the weather was amazing.  Hard to believe it was in the middle of February.

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We made an amazing dinner for Valentines; Rob made his (famous to us) Clam Chowder, Stephen grilled up filets and Denise and I made a yummy Salmon Pasta.  Along with a bottle of special select and Caymus. YUM  it was an amazing dinner.


Here is an amazing red wood.  They are so huge.  The girls loved looking up at them.

Training Day 47 (yikes it’s been awhile)

Ugh, really 47, yikes. It has been so much fun!  I have come a long way.  I have almost dropped an entire size, and haven’t lost to much weight because I have been gaining muscle, but I have lost so many inches.

Could I be trying harder yes!  Have I been giving it my all?  Honestly no.  And I really need to start.  I am enjoying the process but also taking it really slow.  I threw myself into training and put nutrition on the back burner.  For me that was the best way.  I love food.  I have made changes but nothing dramatic. I can now run 4 miles woo hoo and I am running almost 15 miles a week.  I love it.

On March 28th, I will be participating in a race being put on by Mama Bootcamp!!! Yahoo.  My goal is the 10k, but the rate I am going with injuries and feeling ah just a little sore probably the 5k.  But I can hope.

So today, I am suppose to run or do some kind of cardio. I don’t want to.  Plain and simple….I just don’t want to.  I will though.  I will get on that Treadmill and run my butt off.