Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More from the Pub Run...

Carson and Camy with their Pop and Gammy doing the one mile fun run, while we did the four mile run.
Camy even had on a plaid skirt.

McNellie's Pub Run

The family traveled to Tulsa this weekend to participate in the McNellie's Pub Run. Well, all but little Rocky, he went to visit Aunt Karen and Uncle Shawn. Three dogs are hard to travel with.

The run was 4 miles, and Josh opted for the Guinness Challenge. After about 2 miles, and after 3 miles he had to drink a cup of Guinness, and then again before he crossed the finish line. I was glad that I opted for the alcohol free run.

I was nervous about the run because I hadn't run in a few weeks. I had taken a week off after the Monster Dash because my upper thighs were bothering me, and that turned into two weeks when I got sick on Halloween weekend. No swine flue here though, thankfully. Sick in a non-contagious manner. So two weeks no running, and then the ultimate boot camp started last Monday. Four days a week this time, and then a cancelled running group on Tuesday night. I was wondering if I would remember how to run.

Turns out I did not so bad. I finished in 38:27 which was under the 10 minute a mile pace I was shooting for. Josh did great, running almost all of it and drinking all of his beer. I heard one guy tell another guy that I ran by that he was planning to only do Pub Runs from now on. I thought that was funny. The in-laws and the girls got to see lots of people puking at the finish line, makes for great family entertainment I think!

So for the first time in a while I don't have any races coming up. Whatever will I do?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boot Camp For Real...

So the latest boot camp at the Y started this morning. It's gonna be hard core this time. Six weeks, four mornings a week, except for Thanksgiving week when we'll only have two days. Our Monday morning instructor is for real! He's actually been through three different boot camps and is conducting our Monday mornings like they do it for real. My arms are going to be quite sore I think.

The Girl Scout camp-out was fun. Only tears twice, and participation in almost everything by my two. I slept horribly on the cot in the tree house cabin. The girls didn't seem to notice. I do think that I would like to stay home next time though!

On with the week!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monster Dash...

I completely forgot to post something about the Monster Dash that Stacy and I did on October 24th. Not a good race for me. My first problem was the fact that we participated in a Zumbathon the night before. Two hours of zumba, technically we only stayed for an hour and a half, the night before a 5k was probably not the best decision we've ever made. It was for a good cause, Komen for the Cure and it was pretty fun. I don't envision myself signing up for a bunch of zumba classes though. It was pretty hard on the knees.

The Monster Dash was fun, the course wasn't the most boring I've run, but I finished in just over 30 minutes. Other than boot camp last week I haven't run since. The guy in the Gumby costume deserved a prize for running in that thing. I would never have gotten up and said, "Hey, let me put this Gumby costume on for the race today." I did get passed by two women pushing strollers that didn't run the whole race and just sprinted at the end. Seriously, that's not winning!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not Much Going On...

So it's been a slow couple of weeks. I just got this picture of Kyle and I after the Fall Classic, yes, that is a beer in my hand! So fun!
We had a fun Halloween. I don't have any pictures yet, but I'll probably pose one or two when I get them.
I have been under the weather since Saturday night so I have just been trying to recover all week. No fun. The girls and I have a Girl Scout camp out on Saturday night that I am not looking forward to. I am sure they will have fun though.
I have been doing quite a bit of baking. I am testing out a crock pot version of the minestrone that I make to see if it's good enough to enter into the crock pot cook off at Josh's work next week. I think tomorrow I'll try my black bean and sweet potato enchiladas in the crock pot to see if that might be better. I am shooting for the vegetarian category of the contest, maybe it won't be too crowded! I'd sure like to win the $25!