Friday, April 12, 2013

link up and other randomness.

Well today I got on that stupid scale and it said...................................... 173 so I gained a little weight. SO WHAT. Okay I was a little disappointed to be honest.  I got in my shower feeling a little defeated.  I got out of the shower and was doing my hair when I realized I needed to go to the bathroom. So there you have it. I am saying I weigh the same. No gain.  I am telling you people that potty break had to weigh in somewhere around a pound, right?!?!? Well that is what I am telling myself today because I don't want to fret about a freaking pound. Ain't nobody got time for that.
So I tried out the new gym.  I took a group power class (weight lifting class), I ran on a treadmill, and I took a G-cycle class (spin class). And I like it all. I have a very strong feeling that I will be joining this particular gym.  Plus this has something the Y doesn't have and can't offer, 90% of my friends go to this gym.  This may make me a follower, but if I am following these awesome ladies to the gym then so be it. 
I also committed myself to this in September:
Have you ever heard of this?? I hadn't until I was asked to participate in it and basically told them yes before I checked it out. It is a 10-12 mile obstacle course. So what are some of the obstacles you ask, well let me start off by saying they don't tell you exactly what will be there until a few weeks before the race.  Why?? Because they want you to train for ALL of them.  Well that is stupid. Anyways here is what they say the 10-12 miles will consist of:
electric shocks
Yeah you read that right, electric shock and fire.  What the eff!! How the hell do you train for that shit?? Well I better freaking figure it out because I am doing it. I know this may sound stupid, but I am seriously excited about this. I figure if I can train well for this and be prepared for this event then I can basically do WHATEVER I want to do. I mean this would be a HUGE achievement for me. Plus it will push my fat arse even harder.  It is motivating me to really push it. I have done some reading and they say you should be able to run 8 miles before you do this event and you should do okay for the running part.  So I think I can work my way up to 8 miles before September.
So yesterday I spent most of the day fretting about this tough mudder event and worried about whether or not I am in over my head.  But then I thought, well crap, my family (cousins) think I can do this so I am pretty sure I can get this done! They wouldn't ask me to do this if they honestly thought I couldn't make it. Plus wouldn't it be awesome to tell Reid about how his mom did this AWESOME obstacle course. So come September this girl will be doing a tough mudder competition. Wish me luck!!
With that said, I am taking a day off from the gym and P90X. I have worked out the last 4 nights and tonight is softball and I want to enjoy it. Last week I ran 2 miles before the game and I was just spent. I didn't really enjoy my games.  So tonight I am going to enjoy myself and just play softball.  I may or may not consume a few beers, I think I deserve it.
If anyone has some advice on how to train for this sucker please feel free to write it in the comments or facebook me. There is a workout regimen on the website so I might just use that, but I am really open to anything at this point.
Have a good weekend everyone. I still need to buy a b-day gift for my nephew, I am such a procrastinator.


  1. ROCK ON GIRLFRIEND! Stay away from the bitch aka the scale!!!! Have fun at softball!

    1. Thanks Marcy! I may have to break-up with my scale too. :)

  2. That race sounds fierce!! I am doing the color run in June, that is about as adventurous as I get.

    1. Sonya, I am pretty nervous about it. AT least I have a while to train for it. I am doing the Color run in May, I pretty stoked about that one :) Good luck on your race!!