Wednesday, May 27, 2009

trail running with the iron mtn peeps and last week of p90x

 Hi guys! Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. Things have really been busy around here! Brock has worked pretty much every week day out of town ( and home on the weekends) since we have gotten back from the beach last month. 

Well, I am on my last week of p90X! I will take some pictures in a couple of days and post them to the blog. I don't know if you can see the results much from day 30.. but man, if there was only a visual on how I FEEL!!!  I swear I feel so much stronger and have more energy!!  The program really delivers what it promises. However, I can't emphasize enough the importance of the nutrition part of the program.. even if you don't do the recipes and follow the diet to a tee.. it's SO important to EAT CLEAN. and not eat processed foods.. fruits, veggies, then high protein, lean meats.. ( I eat alot of salmon and boneless, skinless chicken) and don't drink your caloric intake...( specialty coffees, soda and adult beverages) I am going to take a 2 week rest from it.. and just bike and run( but maintain the diet.. which isn't really even a big deal now.. it's just a lifestyle change and just the way I eat now.. then I am going to start over on my next 90 days. I am really excited about it.. because 90 days ago, i couldn't do ANYTHING.. and now it's about mastering the exercises and getting more reps when you max out. 

I got a couple of new toys a couple of week ago too. I upgraded to a garmin 405. I LOVE the wireless link up to my laptop, BUT not really loving the touch the betzel to control it stuff... it bothers me more than it helps me when I'm running. 
 Also got a double jogging stroller (BOB!) This was essential for me since brock works out of town so much, and jack is out of preschool for the summer.. so if I am going to get to run on all these pretty mornings, I have to take the kids!! but it's really awesome because THEY LOVE IT.. I think pushing 70lbs up all those hills really has made my upperbody and legs stronger too when I run. 

 Saturday I ran a 5k on state st in bristol. I ran a 22 min 5k.. which I thought SUCKED. but I got first in my age group ( which was cool because there was a field of 175 runners-- I consider that a pretty big race for our area) I am planning on running a 5k next sunday evening in kingsport called the AMAZINGRACE 5k.. and then in june 13th? I am running the varmint half marathon. 

Then on monday I was lucky enough to get to run some with the Iron Mtn trail runners club to backbone rock.  I had an AWESOME time!!  I really hope to do more runs with them this summer!! what a nice group of people! :o)  I will post some pictures from my run with this blog. 

lastly, the planning for the Christopher TOdd Richardson Memorial 10k is going well. I am contacting the volunteers from last year's race this week, and trying to line all that up.  I am SO thankful to have SO many good friends with big hearts.. who come out and help me with this race. The race wouldn't have gone SO well last year had it not been for the wonderful group of volunteers. I am SO excited about this year's race. ( august 15th for you guys who are wondering the date) all the information is on state of franklin track club's website: 
 click on EVENTS and then scroll down to august 15th to get the info about the race. :o)

Monday, May 4, 2009

at NMB for a week!

 hey.. sorry to not have posted in so long!  I have been so busy the past month!

I am on day 68 of P90x! and still seeing very good results!! I will post some pictures in a couple days.  Also, I have been upping my mileage and running pretty much everyday.. and at least biking for an hour on my stationary bike on the days I haven't been able to get away. Which surprisingly have worked out well.  I really think that the p90x has supplemented my running because of all the stretching I do every work out, the yoga x dvd, and all the core work/upper body work outs. I had just never really focused on these areas before, and I really think they are making me definitely fitter and stronger ( hopefully faster!)

 I have received several more entries for CTR 10k! ( yay!) In the planning stages still for several things. I am leaning strongly to having medals for age group and the pottery platters for all my over all awards.. cost isn't really the issue.. they pretty much cost the same,but I was just wondering what the masses would more enjoy??? any thoughts???

The shirt is going to be awesome this year. It's going to be a technical fiber shirt still but with different graphics. 

so we are at North myrtle beach at my inlaw's house at barefoot landing. I am sure most of you saw on the new last week, that there was a forrest fire here at barefoot and many homes were destroyed. :o( My inlaw's house was spared from the inferno, but it has been really somber to run through what used to be some of the prettiest neighborhoods and see the charred remains of houses. :o( many demolition crews are working very hard to clear the debris and make them empty lots for the owner to begin rebuilding. 
other than that,  I have got to run every day :o) yay! and then spend quality time with brock and the boys we went to the beach today. The weather has been very nice. ( 85F and clear) the past several days. 
 here are several pictures i have taken so far this trip: ( sorry this blog is so choppy but I am kinda in a hurry typing this):o)