Saturday, December 3, 2011

Getting mentally prepared..

So, I keep reading my runner's mag, reading running blog after blog, completely inspired how fast these b*tches are. Let me tell you, I am a unconventional trainer. In fact, I didn't train for any of the races that I did this year. I was just so happy to make it to the finish line without being the last one... yet, I look at my times again, and I am like.. yeah.. I need to train, lol. I finished my first half-marathon at 2:59. Although, if I had done proper research, I should've watched my diet before, during, and after the race. I had abdominal distress the entire time. After reading up, now I know better. A month later, I decided to do the Spartan Sprint. I believe I ran it in 1:07, and that was a 5k mud obstacle course that required too many burpees than I could count-- oh, and I was doing it with two of my awesome friends. Somehow, we were considered in the top 10 percent for the year, but that is hard to believe. Then, two months later, I decided to "The Down and Dirty" mud 5k obstacle race, and I finished at 38 minutes, 3rd in my barefoot female division. I guess I decided to book it a bit more with the last race. I went home and told my husband.. now imagine if I trained for this! So, here I am..getting mentally to start training. I am seriously chomping at the bits.

Friday, December 2, 2011

What's on your Christmas list?

I am getting back into that healthy mindset again, still kind of hard with holiday parties galore. But, at least I am preparing myself for the new year right. My husband always asks me what I want for my birthday/Christmas. So, this year he suggested the Kindle Fire to me. As much as I would like a new gadget.. my mind is on something more beneficial-- for me and the girls.

I want this bad boy!

It is a BOB Ironman dualie running stroller of perfection. Light weight and easy to manuver. At least my friends like to brag..
So, I can stop pushing this thing for 3+ miles, and yes, this is the EXACT stroller that I do my fitness in with my four-year-old, and two-year-old in. I grimace and groan pushing this thing through my hilly incomplete community. I power walk with this beast-- and that is exactly what I call it... the beast.

 Oh, and just some of these cookbooks...

So, what is on your wishlist?