Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ski Bunny

Nothing says Christmas break like an awesome ski holiday!

Up with the fam at the mountain getting my ski on...still no running and no yoga, but I'm getting my cardio on with lots of swooshing down the mountain!

Christmas was great, managed to grab a 3 mile run along with about a million calories and tons of presents! Hootiehoo!

Back to reality in a few days, we got about 18 inches of snow, but I'm hoping that when I get back the roads will be clear enough for a road run. Also looking forward to trying out my new Manduka Black Mat!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Head Colds Rock!

Wow, I have the mother of all head colds going on right now. I'm a snotty, eye dripping mess. Better now than on Christmas, but yowza, it's killer.

Running partner and I have decided to embark on a tri this summer. We made it official - aside from writing my name in blood, I made the commitment and am prepared to follow through.

We have to get an official training plan, which should be pretty easy, we both know a bunch of coaches. The good news is we are both pretty good on the bike and running, and are not terrible with swimming (although we need major work in that area).

I'm kind of excited to have a goal (aside from the marathon, but that's a whole other post). Plus the prospect of swimming throughout the winter really interests me, I loved it over the summer, and actually miss being in the water.

So yay for goals, boo for head to go blow my nose.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

I used to say stuff like, wow this is a Top 10 moment....I sort of wish I wrote those moments all down...compiling this list is turning out to be a little difficult!

In no particular order, here goes:

10.Tap class with the girls, hands down the best way to spend a monday night!

9.That one amazing ski day up at Okemo in Feb where the stars aligned and I was Sara Vaugn (or something like that)

8.The Tri-Mitzvah!

7.Swimming at the Babylon Village Pool 2x a week at 6am. Epic, really.

6.All my PR's, but the one that comes to mind as truly "top 10" worthy is the PO 5k

5.So not really my grandma's death, but my dad's entire family in the same room because of grandam's death (this has never happened in all of my 33 years of living).

4.The boy (it was a long time coming)

3.Not stopping at all during the Hampton's Half

2.All those times I yelled out during the summer "top 10 moment"

1. I'm going to come back to this one.....still thinking....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just Saying...

...Having a boy around makes working out tough.

He's cute and I'll definetely keep him around, but my workouts are suffering! Early mornings are a thing of the past, weekends, psst...we are sleeping. It's bad.

On a bright note, I am still down with the yoga.

Back to my usual rant - need to find me some good 'ol balance!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yoga Challenge Update

I challenged myself to 30 days of yoga. I managed 19.

19 classes is more than half, so I feel like the challenge was a success! I suck at challenges, almost always quit before the halfway point. It's all part of my defiant nature. (For my FOB's I'm working step 6 on this shit!)

In all seriousness, I really do feel like this was a success, I made a ton of classes, went back to the hot yoga shala, tried out a new studio, met a few new teachers.

I never imagined that almost a year ago after that Ashram visit that I would really become a yogini. I though, well this is nice, I'll hang out with some hippies, practice a few asanas, eat big deal. Never would I imagine that I would have such a fire for yoga. It's so amazing the different paths we take and how those paths really can change the way we live life. I'm just amazed sometimes.

I sort of feel like like the challenge is still on - I would really like to plan out a month or a time where I can consecutively practice for 30 days in a class setting. I sort of haphazardly decided on this challenge, not really looking at my calendar/work sched. I'll figure it out, but for now I'm going to keep practicing as often as I can. I have some mini-goals that I would like to achieve...ahhemmm...headstand!!!

I did walk away with some awesome insights-

I can put my mind to something and do it (remember, I'm a bailer, so my 19 classes = success!)

Full wheele ROCKS!

I need to leave the gym more often and find other places to practice.

I love my gym and my amazing teachers.

All this breathing has really helped with my running.

Sex is better (holla!!!)

I love a heated room with no mirrors. I do not need to look at my arm flab while in warrior 2

So what's next? Maybe a 30 day gym program - I'm in need of weights and some different cardo (always along with running!!).

Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Blog Stats? Who Knew!!

Wow, call me late to the party!!

I had no idea that I could see all my stats! I mean, I hear other bloggers talk about that, but I just assumed they had downloaded a program, or used Google never occurred to me that Blogger would provide me my own little "stats" tab!

I assumed I had a few readers based on my sporadic comments, I know in the early days there was much more activity, but that was because I was way more active with comments, Daily Mile...ect. But now that I know...I'm OBSESSED! LOL. Actually, I'm flattered. I'm sort of a bad blogger - my posts are short, I'm rarely funny, no pics....but still you read! Thanks guys!! Who knew my little boring blog would be ready by a few, and some from Russia! Crazy :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SJB Run Your Turkey Off - 1st in AG!!

Ok, so it was a really small race, but I placed...and 1st no less!!!!

I actually hated everything about this run. I was not into it, my breathing was way off, I had lead legs, I think my pace was something like 9:04, not my best showing, but I placed in my AG nonetheless. Imagine that!

30 Day Yoga challenge - this has been really tough for me, but I have to say I have made more classes that not and I am constantly aware of my practice and what it means to me. Even though I haven't made a class a day, I still feel good and will continue to challenge myself. 10 days left - hoping to finish strong!

Flat and fast
Final time 22:36.5
Pace: 9:06
Weather: Cold and damp