Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inspiration Wednesday

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Foamfest 5K - Kissimmee Review

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of doing my first obstacle race, the Foamfest 5K in Kissimmee. First I want to say that I had an awesome time. I went with my BFF and running buddy, Kerri. This is a great race for a beginner runner, and someone who hasn't done or trained for an obstacle race. It's not difficult at all. We got there an hour before the race, which was a really good idea to do because by the time we walked back and forth and registered, the hour was up before we knew it. Registration was pretty smooth, and I saw some pretty interesting people in line.

There were tons of people registering and running the different waves, but I was impressed at how the volunteers kept everything flowing. Kerri and I checked in our bag, and got ready to run.

It seemed like we ran forever before we hit the first obstacle, but the volunteer said it was only a mile. The first obstacle was a set of 5' walls which wasn't too bad.

And then through a foam slip and slide, and on to my least favorite of the obstacles, the cargo net because I hate heights.

We went through a few more foam obstacles, and then onto the 8' wall. Here I was impressed at the amount of people that stopped and offered each other support to get over the wall. 

I have to say my favorite obstacle was the Death Drop slide. I know, I know I just said I hated heights but you couldn't see how high you were until you were already sliding down, and it was so much fun. I mean, I got air going down the slide!!!! I definitely would've loved to have another one of those.

After a couple more easy obstacles, we finished off clean, but really wet! Unfortunately, I totally forgot to get a picture of us after the race. Here's a link to some of the race pictures they took of me 

In my opinion, there were a few cons to the race: 

1. Not enough obstacles, and not close enough to the start of the race
2. Not enough mud...... on the website it showed a few mud obstacles, and one was just dirt, and the other was a small pond with mud at the bottom. 
3. Medal was a little boring.

That said, I would definitely do this race again. The people were awesome and the goodies were good. We got a great t-shirt, a banana, a granola bar and a full cup of beer at the end of the race.  The venue was pretty, the volunteers were awesome, and it was just plain fun!!

The have tons more locations coming up soon... you need to check this race out!!!

Mamavation Monday

I did a little more than I have been doing, but I still really slacked this week. I walked 4 days for 30 mins each.... well the 4th day was marching with the high school band in the parade, and that was 3 miles, and I did yoga 4 days last week. Improvement over the weeks before, but this week I am back on the wagon. :) Next week's schedule:

Monday - Turbo Fire Low HIIT 25
Tuesday - Ab Ignitor, 2-3 mile run
Wednesday - Turbo Fire HIIT 15, Sculpt 30
Thursday - Ab Ignitor, 2-3 mile run
Friday - Fire 45 EZ
Sat/Sun  - rest day/3-5 mile run

I also need to get back on track with my nutrition. Back to drinking my shakeology every morning, and limiting my portions. This summer I am going to bring it :D

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Wednesday all!! I hope you are all staying on track and kicking butt this week!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mamavation Monday

Hi guys, I am sorry... I have been nonexistent for the past few weeks, but I haven't really had anything to post. I have not really exercised at all. First my grandfather died, then my parents came to visit, and then I got a stupid, horrible, no good cold that has been hanging on for over 2 weeks. :( So I really don't have anything to report for last week, I just wanted to get back on track with my blogging.  I did bowl last Wednesday, and I ran the Foam fest 5k (I should say ran/walk). It was really fun.... I'm going to be blogging about it in about a week when the pictures are up on the website. I haven't planned my week out quite yet because I am still fighting this stupid cold, but I hope to at least get some exercising in.

How do you get back on track?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award!

Yesterday, Rachel at To Hab and to Hold chose me to receive the Liebster Award after she received it from Slightly Off Kilter.
Liebster  {German} n. sweetheart, beloved person, darling.
Here is how it works ….
  1. Someone chooses you.
  2. You tell 11 things about yourself.
  3. You answer 11 questions.
  4. You choose 11 bloggers and ask 11 questions that they’ll answer.
11 Things About Me
  1. I have 2 tattoos, I got my first with my parents at 20 when they got their first tattoos.
  2. I absolutely love reading.... my ideal day would be relaxing with a great book.
  3. I am an only child, and my parents are my best friends.  
  4. I hated exercise and running as a child...... look at me now :D
  5. I've always wanted to be a mom
  6. I love manatees...... I think they are so adorable.
  7. I'm actually very shy.
  8. I want to work from home.
  9. I love inspiring and helping people with their fitness journey.
  10. I love being outside, whether it's at the beach or in the mountains.
  11. My favorite color is pink, but it used to be purple when I was a kid.
My Answers to Rachel's questions

  1. What was your first job? My first paid job was as a clothing salesperson at 5,7,9, but my first actual job was running the cash register for my dad's barber shop.
  2. What was your favorite band back in the 90′s? hmmmm..... that was a long time ago, LOL....... I'm going to say Bon Jovi
  3. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging to talk about my journey as I began running
  4. What is your biggest fear? losing my family
  5. If you had a year off to do anything you wanted, what would you want to do? I think I would like to travel to places that I have never been
  6. If you were a superhero, what powers would you have & why? If I was a superhero, I think I would like to be super fast so I could win some races ;)
  7. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be? Did I enjoy my life?
  8. How did we meet? Rachel and I met online through mamavation :D
  9. What book did you last read? Couldn't tell you the name, I download so many free kindle books to read :D
  10. Shoes or Handbags .. What one is more important & worth spending more money on? shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Share a favorite memory of you & I …. My favorite memory is when Rachel told me that I inspired her with her running..... it really made my day!:)
The Bloggers I Have Chosen {In No Particular Order}
  1. Mommy Racing Diaries
  2. Shrinking Kimber
  3. Chronicles of Heather
  4. Adventures with my boys
  5. Sporty mom
  6. Just Joanna
  7. Get Off Of The Couch
  8. Mad Hatter Mom
  9. Shrinking Krista
  10. MNM Special
  11. Sensibly Sara
11 Questions To Answer
  1. What is your favorite exercise?
  2. How many children do you have?
  3. What is your favorite memory as a child?
  4. If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?
  5. What do you want to be remembered for?
  6. Why do you blog?
  7. What is your greatest achievement?
  8. Favorite tv show?
  9. Describe yourself in one word.
  10. How long have you been married/dating/single?
  11. Share a favorite memory of you & I.

Fabulous Friday

It's definitely a fabulous Friday. Valentine's Day isn't a huge deal to me, and I'm not one that would mind if hubby didn't do anything for it. I mean, really, we've been married for over 16 years, and he does things for me all the time. That said, it still is nice to come home and realize that he did get me something. :)

I hope everyone had an awesome Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fabulous Friday

It's Fabulous Friday, and what's fabulous down here in Florida is that it's sunny and warm and we are not dealing with that major snow storm that the north is. I knew I was smart when I moved here 20 years ago.

What's fabulous in your life this week?