Thursday, June 11, 2009

getting ready for the varmint half marathon and p90x day 90 pictures

 hey everyone! 

well in two days is the varmint half marathon! I am really looking forward to this race! The first time I ran this race was in 1996 when I had just graduated from high school. WOW!! how time has flown!! here 13 years later, I am running it for the fourth time, and  mother of two small children!!
The race director for the varmint, charity mcdaniel, is such a wonderful person! She has always been so nice to me. She was a track coach for an opposing high school in our county, but she was always so encouraging. She really was my example of what a female adult runner was supposed to be like:o) Charity has been so helpful to me! I am helping Crazy 8's give out entry forms the next couple weeks, and charity is not only letting me give out crazy 8 forms at her race, but also entry forms for the CTR 10k!! That is SUCH a big help!! I really appreciate her being so kind and supportive to me and my endeavors! 
 The course for the Varmint is in my opinion BRUTAL for a road race.. but very doable.  I really think you just have to keep plugging along.. charge up the hills and haul it on the down hill to be successful in this race.. and alot of it is mental because most of this race is run in solitude. I really feel prepared and very excited about my quest for a sheep trophy!!  I will post on sunday and give you guys a race report. 

 okay p90x pictures:  I am actually in my second cycle of p90x (day 12). I really am happy with the fitness I have acheived by utilizing this program, and I plan to keep on using it for awhile. I just really feel (especially in the winter time) this program will keep me on track.  I am already dreading the winter because I  have been LOVING using the jogging stroller!! I go out with the kids twice a day in it!!  so I feel this has been a great base/strength building program. It really has made me change my eating habits in the best ways imaginable and I really feel that HALF of the results hinges upon whether or not you are eating clean, unprocessed, whole foods and consuming about 120 g of protein daily. 


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