Friday, August 28, 2009

Running Injury Free

What a great blog!

I suggest following him :o)

For months now, I've been contemplating doing the Red Rock Half Marathon. Ever since volunteering for it this year. I really want to... I'm just scared... and intimidated. But everytime we drive through there (which is a lot since we live so close, I go biking and running up there, and we hike a lot there), I can't help but daydream of running the loop. It's not just about running a half. It's about running THAT half. Maybe I haven't had the motivation because I didn't really feel the desire, but this race... this one gives me desire, fire, yearning. I can feel it, taste it, and I want it. Oh my gosh, I'm totally having an affair with running!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back to School and other cleansing stuff

There are a lot of fun exciting things going on.

We homeschool, as you may already know, and school officially starts Monday! I wasn't getting into this whole "school starts a certain day" crap. We homeschool, and it's a lot of life-learning education, so we never stop schooling in my opinion. There's never a day where we don't learn something in math, science, art, history etc... But anyway, I realized that this school year needs to be taken more seriously. We will have designated school time and a schedule for when to get up in the morning. This will allow me to have more time in the day and keep me accountable for making sure schoolwork is done. I will have time to workout, run, ride, whatever. And time to make everyone meals. If we don't keep this schedule going, I will be easily frazzled and lose my mind.

New home... can't go into details. That's obviously a little too personal for an open blog. But we will soon have a new home and it's all happening pretty quickly. Fun, exciting, yet kinda scary and I'm nervous that once the dust settles, we won't actually like it there... oh well.
God hands, God's plans.

Colonics.... have you ever had this done? Do it. I'm on session 2 and I recommend others definitely give it a try. It isn't painful or embarrasing. It's very private. And most of all, it WORKS. Better skin, more energy yet you feel calm and relaxed afterwards. Just more... centered. Although you feel more alive, you also feel more alert which for me takes away anxiety. Try it. (also just google "benefits of colonics" or "colonics hydrotherapy")

Run tomorrow - hopefully 3 miles.
Power90 - Cardio Phase 3-4, Ab Ripper 200 & Circuit 3-4

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Heart Disease??

I took a genetic saliva test by Gensona (The Gensona™ Heart Health Genetic Test analyzes certain gene variations, looking for genetic patterns in the IL1 gene. This gene plays a role in your body's inflammatory response – a sign you may have a predisposition to heart disease).

On a scale of 0-7, zero being the lowest risk and 7 being the highest risk, my genetic test came back at level 7. My genetics say I have the highest chance of developing heart disease and/or having a heart attack.

Lord, I thank you that my life has changed so much. Who knows if those genetics would have caused a problem, but who really wants to know? I don't. The way I was living my life until last year... I probably would have found out.

I've always done all this stuff so I could be healthier... now that desire is even deeper.

Pretty eye-opening...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Whhhooaaa - Long time no post huh?

Well now, I see I didn't post ONE single new thing in July... that's crazy.

I have lots now, so that should make up for it.

I got very sick after the Devil Race and stayed sick for quite some time. Two things were going on though. I was sick from being in the heat for so long, but my body was also starting a rejection of sweet dairy. I found this out for sure when I hit Jersey on vacay. Every time I had even a small piece of cake or ice cream, I threw up. I have to admit though - this isn't such a bad thing! It keeps me totally in check and I'm healthier for it.

I got to Jersey and my Garmin 305 was already there waiting for me! I was so stoked to try it out. I went out running the first morning and WOOHOOO! I found out on that trip that I am a runner... I really am. I set it for 12 minute miles and flew by that.... I then set it for 11 minute miles the next day and flew by that too! I was hitting 10-11 minute miles, and even down in the 7-8 minutes at some points through my miles. I wasn't gasping for air, I wasn't feeling like I'd pass out at any moment... I was running and I was completely enjoying it. I wanted to just go forever. Up and down the cracked sidewalk, under trees, in the rain, through the cemetery, by fields of flowers.... I just wanted to see it all and I wanted to see it by running. God made such a gorgeous world. I did as much running as I could in our 2 weeks there. And I also ran a 5k race for cancer - which BTW ended up being THE hottest day there - go figure. I thought I did ok... not my best but I met my goal to stay under 11 minute mile average overall. Welllll...... I got home to Vegas and a few days ago I got a big envelope in the mail from the organization. It was a certificate for placing 3rd in my age group!!! I know that may sound blaze to some of you ultra runners, but to ME, little ol' me who is just hoping to beat her last PR - that is HUGE!

I have the Camp Yuba Tri Sept 12th and we're so excited to go camping! I'm so in the mood for a laid back fun triathlon with all my fam there. In Jersey, my whole crew came - hubby, kids, in-laws, nieces, nephew.... and having them cheer me on throughout the race was SUCH awesome motivation. I can't wait to have my honey and kids there for this one too. It's more exciting when you know people are waiting for you to cross the finish line.

Then I'm on a team for the Ragnar Relay October 10th. I'm really nervously stoked about this one. I'm training hard but I'm nervous having other people depend on me. It really helps that my teammates seem chill and fun.

I volunteered for the Area 51 midnight race ( That was SOOO neat. I will most definitely run that race next year. Maybe a half, or just a 10k, but most certainly something! If you didn't run it, you really should look into it for next year. It's such a fun to-do race!

I'm hitting it hard on Power90. P90X was a little time consuming for us right now. Dh and I are both doing it together. I've been majorly TurboJamming and whatever else I felt like doing. But now that vacations are over and we're steady at home (other than races), I'm ready for a full on regimen. It's day 3 and I'm going really strong. My 30-day pic will be at the Yuba Tri and the 60-day pic will be at the Ragnar relay. I can't wait to post 'em!

That's all for now! Thanks for reading, if you did :o)