Monday, March 23, 2009

As if....

As if a 5k on the 14th wasn't enough, there was the 21 mile bike ride, then fishing, then Erin & Scout and I headed off on a couple of adventures.

Saturday we hit the Urban Dare in Austin. When we got the clue sheet, we were stumped. We were calling, emailing, searching, and running....sometimes in circles. We learned that we needed to spend more time planning our route next time. Oh well, we got good exercise. I plotted our course on and we were over 10 miles, but I forgot to add in that we parked at one end of 6th street and had to hike through the massive amount of people there for concerts, to the other end. Add that distance in and we were well over 12 miles. Talk about tired.

Before the race:
Scout, Erin and me.These were taken before the race, when we were full of energy and sure that we were going to win big!

At Mellow Johnny's...By the end of the race we were exhausted. What better way to finish the day by saying "See you in the morning for the 5K that we are going to run!". Gunner and I could barely talk at dinner we were so tired. We hit Johnny Carino's, and were amazed that there were only 4 dishes that were low fat. The waitress looked at me like I was insane when I asked if they had any fat free dressing.

Insanity. We arrived bright and early at the Run 4 the Rovers 5K on Sunday. This year I brought Junior along. He winked:
He ate, and he drove, while Gunner ran.Gunner and I got separated, but I did run the entire way, even in my sore state. I got back and tried to find out my official time and wouldn't you know that when Gunner and I both took off our timer didn't register??? How do you prevent that from happening? All four of us finished, and after the day before, that was all I think we were looking for!

I worked, Gunner took the kids fishing, and we shuffled around the house in our sore state.

I was back at my teaching job today, and hit the gym afterwards. Without having to worry about childcare, it's nice. I got in 30 minutes on the stairmaster, a quick 1 mile run just to loosen up, and hit the weights. The highlight of every workout is the sauna, but I was devastated when I went back to find it broken.

One thing I did discover during all this working out/races/togetherness with Gunner is that we do not have the same taste in workout music. I cannot run to the beating of Metallica in my ear followed by someotherbandwithanameIhaveneverheardof screeching out another "song". So now I am on the quest to makeup my own playlist of running/weightlifting/cycling/sauna music. If anyone has any favorites please let me know as I am not up on music at all, I just know I don't like Gunner's "Play it Loud" playlist, sorry!

And the next race schedules.....10K in 3 weeks. I better get busy!


jlc said...

Nice job lady!!!!

And way to end it at an Irish Pub!! Classic.

G'luck with your training!! Idk how you do all this AND have kids. You're a goddess!!

Allison said...

Mother Eagans! I used to have my after work beer there all the time when my friend Joe was the day manager. They're not open during the day anymore though.

I can tell how much lower your stress level is since Gunner got home. You seem much happier. I'm glad he came back safely and that you two are enjoying it so much. Even if you're doing this crazy running thing.

dutchgirl said...

Way to go! You made me tired just reading about all that exercise.

A few things I have on my workout rotation...Viva la Vida - Coldplay, I Feel It All - Feist, All these things that I've done - The Killers (aka the Nike "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier" song). Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, etc. Not that I'm hip and wid it, but I totally relate to not being able to work out to Metallica.

kbug said...

Tired or not, it sounds and looks like you had a great time. It's so nice to see Gunner in the pictures now. Welcome home!!! We're still waiting on ours to return...but it won't be much longer now..... :)

Teresa said...

Great job!

I wish I was a kid sometimes and could just ride along lol.

Brandi said...

Woohoooo! :D

Btw Love that you had your hubby out running as SOON as he got home. lol


Gypsy at heart said...

I love the new look!

Brandi said...

: / Could have sworn it said you had a new entry. I'm losing it tonight. lol