Posts made in May, 2014

Mud {Pretty Muddy Recap}, Fun & Jumping …

Mud {Pretty Muddy Recap}, Fun & Jumping …

Well May .. your first week zoomed by {as I knew it would}! It’s already been a crazy few days of May .. Things I’ve done so far … My first mud run, logged 22 miles and resumed strength training .. ouch {my body will thank me once the sore muscle ache goes away, right?}!! Oh yeah, and everything else in between .. On Saturday, I ran in the Pretty Muddy 5k with some friends {and hundreds of other mud-seekers}! I had never done a mud run, so for that I was excited! I knew I would come out muddy .. but didn’t expect my clothes and shoes to feel like they weighed 20 pounds .. haha! Jumping over mud puddles, climbing mud covered fences (landing in mud) climbing under ropes through mud, and slipping down a huge slide .. you guessed it right into a mud bath! It was a great way to burn a few calories and most of all have fun while doing it! I’d love to do this with my daughter and her Girl Scout troop and our troop moms (I think the girls would love it more!). Since there was so much mud we knew it was best to leave our “cameras” (phones) in the car! So my always prepared friend, Rachel, brought an “old school”, as my two teens would say, disposable camera (um, this idea never crossed my mind! (Love her!) She kindly let me borrow this pic from the race course … Thanks Running Rachel! Having now successfully done my first mud run .. I can say I’d love to do it again, who can say no to fun, mud and running?!? I cannot wait to see the event pics .. oh boy these should be good! Now onto what has been making me walk a little funny .. At the beginning of the year I did a New Years Shred with Bobbi of NHerShoes .. and I absolutely loved it! So with summer literally just weeks away .. I knew it was time to shred again! This time it’s a Summer Shred – Eeeeekkk … the next 3.5 weeks of clean eats, sweat and tears (um, walking down the stairs) .. bring it on!! So far in the first 4 days of the shred … I’ve jump roped more than I think I’ve ever jumped in my life and my ever so dreamed about “mommy-abs” are feeling it! The next few weeks of May are certain to fly by .. and I am hoping by then to say I can do more than 5 regular push-ups instead of the “girly-ones” .. not to have to stop and catch my breath...

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It’s (already) May .. Lots of Fun (& miles) on my Schedule

It’s (already) May .. Lots of Fun (& miles) on my Schedule

At the start of the fifth month I am reflecting on how fast this year has gone by already (I think I may have calendar whiplash!!) … Seriously, wasn’t it just January? What happened to February?!? March I remember you .. (I ran my first ultra 50k .. I am an Ultra Runner)! April where did you go? May .. can you please take your time?!? Anyone else feel the same way?!? I may have mentioned before, that I am participating in Run This Year, a virtual running challenge. At the beginning of the year I made the goal of running 2014 km or 1,251 miles (my biggest mileage goal ever!) .. roughly 100 miles a month or 25 miles a week. As of April 30th I have run 453 miles (yahoo!) .. I am on my way. For every mile I am grateful for my strong body that carries me physically and mentally. On May 3rd, I will be running my first mud run as a blogger – so excited for this! I will be running and adventuring through 3 miles and 10 obstacles and of course mud in the Pretty Muddy Women’s Run – Sacramento . If you missed my pre-race review check out it here in my Pretty Muddy Pre-Event Excitement. A few weeks later I will be attending my first retreat .. the Refresh Summit. Where it will be all about fitness and faith .. something I have been wanting more of and finding balance. I want to be inspired! On the last day of the month I will be heading down to San Diego with a friend to run part two of our 3 race endeavor on June 1st .. as we are on the hunt for the Cali Bling medal and we get to run Rock N Roll San Diego. I am ready for fun in the sun!! In the midst of all the running and refreshing fun of May .. there will be several school events to finish off the school year (my youngest teen will be moving on up to high school, and my biggest teen will be a senior!), a big Girl Scout award ceremony for my girl and her troop who have worked very hard this year .. and everything else in between .. I hoping I can hang on the for always crazy, worth every single minute, wild...

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