Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Your friends think you’re crazy and your loved ones are concerned for your safety, but something restless stirs deep down inside - you won’t be constrained by temperate society. You’d rather break than passively watch life pass you by and you ask, “How can I know myself without knowing my limits? Most shake their heads, content with vicarious existence, ignorant perhaps. Still, some hear you, and together you will gather. Your day draws near, glory impatiently waits.Soon you will have the right to declare,
“I am a Rugged Maniac!”
Oh, how excited we are for our event at Thunder Valley Motocross Park on October 15, and we know you are too! This course is going to be downright awesome. For starters, the track, in all of its rugged beauty, is home to innumerable natural obstacles: steeps, ponds, downed trees, rivers, ravines and some gnarly hills that will leave you gasping for air and begging for mercy. Then, of course, we’re adding obstacles, for which some of you will curse us and some of you will sing us sweet praise. The cursers will thank us in the end, because “Where can glory be found if not amidst cargo climbs and walls and barbed wire and fire?” Nowhere, that’s where!
This is from an email I got the other day. I'm so excited and as usual just a little nervous about it.It's October 15th. Come and join me.... Use this code “onlytherugged". It’s good for an $8 discount.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
All in all a good weekend! How was yours?
Thursday, August 18, 2011
2. The Lazy Song...
3. Since the 70.3 I have
Swam – 0 times
Biked – 1 time
Ran – 3 times
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
I have mentioned a couple of times that I was picked to be a personal motivator for the Skirt Sport Kick Start Program.(See an article and photos here.) Skirt Sports started this program last year to go along with their Skirt Chaser 5k. Which is a fun race where the women start 3 minutes ahead of the men and as the name would suggest, chase them. Skirt Chaser chose 20 racer and 20 personal motivators to participate in this year’s race. I feel very privileged to have been chosen to help motivate someone to start to incorporate exercise into their life either by walking, running.
We had our first meeting last Saturday. It was both heart breaking and uplifting at the same time. The racers are for the most part are having some kind of struggle in their life right now. They are of all ages and come from different backgrounds. Many times I heard some say the phrase. “I just need to get control”. The motivators are as diverse as the racers. Some have been running all their lives others like myself are newer to the whole thing and two of them were racers last year.
I love the idea of this program. Women helping women. We women tend to be much more self conscious then men and it’s often hard for us to try something that is so far out of our comfort zones. Having the support of other women who have been there can make all the difference in the world. If I can motivate one woman and she in turn does the same. What a huge difference we can make.
Go out and motivate someone!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Run (I use the term very loosely)
Things I learned...
1. Must learn how to sight better
2. Must learn more about bike maintiance. Check those tires better!!!
3. Volunteers are the best. I will be picking at least one to volunteer at before the year is over! If you have never done it...Do it NOW!
4. I need new shoes.
and many more things but this is just off the top of my head.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
|Bike:||14h 18m 53s - 206.5 Mi|
|Run:||13h 10m 04s - 58.76 Mi|
|Swim:||4h 07m 33s - 10172 Yd|
|Bike:||15h 52m 57s - 220.11 Mi|
|Run:||10h 25m 27s - 51.95 Mi|
|Swim:||4h 39m 30s - 11225 Yd|
2. Good luck to everyone I know that is racing up in Boulder this weekend including my pals from the rest of the series Paul, Sarah and Kathleen friends from BT Steve and Gaye and fellow bloggers Beth, Nora, Tea, Duane and Bill. I feel like I'm missing someone and if it's you please don't be offended my brain is just dead right now. Good Luck All! Have a safe and FUN race!