Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter Warrior ?

My new year's resolution for 2009 is "Have more fun!" For me - that means qualifying. I would be elated to finally qualify. I have to believe it is an achievable goal. However, I know I need to amp up my training. Take it further.

These past couple of weeks, DH has been using MY treadmill more than I have. I had lost my mojo these past couple of months and was lucky to workout/train at all. With his new enthusiasm to get in shape himself - he has put me to shame. I've been wallowing in self-pity. But no more!

I found my incentive.... the ticket to burst out of my winter training blues. The challenge I need to kick myself in the arse and stay motivated. Fleet Feet's Winter Warriors.

In 2009 - to have more fun and to push harder, I've vowed to join a running group at least 1x week. The group dynamic is powerful. My love of swimming with Masters is largely due to the friends I've made. I know the same will be true with running.

I thereby joined the Fleet Feet crew this morning for the Sunday run. It took me some time to get into the groove again... I felt out of sync at the start and thereby opted to do just 4 miles. The final 3/4 mile I pushed hard for a fast finish (the fact that the course was slightly downhill was certainly helpful).

Today's run earned me 5 points. Just 70 more to go and I'll earn a "Winter Warrior" tshirt. It will be a little tricky though... I'll need to attend a few evening workouts and that is tricky with the family. However, since DH has started working out himself, I might be able to motivate him to join me.

I've also resumed Cross-Fit. The rage has finally hit Central Oregon - I don't know why it took so long. However, I will still have to do it at home - basically alone, though the kiddos try to do it alongside me - because the facilities here that offer classes do NOT offer child care. Urgh! Why can't they figure out that moms like to stay fit, too! Perhaps more so!

Yesterday's Workout of the Day (WOD):

Angie (for time):
100 Pull-ups
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Squats

I don't have a pull-up bar... thus I substituted Standing Dumbbel Press (or is it Military Press?). I did 40 reps with the 8lb weight but had to switch to 5lbs to finish. The push-ups I had to break up in sections... 25, then the sit-ups (I did crunches) 25 more push-ups, 100 squats, then the final 50 push-ups. It took me 17:49:30.... much room for improvement!

DH and I had date last night. We saw the movie Twilight... he says I was gushing. Perhaps I was. Anyway... at dinner afterwards, I asked if we couldn't get a pull-up bar. He said, 'Sure.' At Fleet Feet, they have this one, Perfect Pullup. Cool huh?

Feels good to be back. :D


  1. Half the fun of running is all the friends I run with! I hope it works out that way for you too. Eric's been interested in crossfit, we'll have to check it out. Around here it's just too expensive to go to a studio. Good luck with the Winter Warrior stuff - I know you can do it!

  2. Welcome back! :) I'm right with ya girlfriend, bring on 09!

  3. Running with a group rejuvenated my running in 2005, and certainly changed my life.

  4. I have NOT graduated to a pull up bar yet!! I'm thinking the Iron Gym for me. I don't trust the mechanics of that one!


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