Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oh hey 21st birthday..Be good to me

The 21st birthday. What every underage person cannot wait for. I didn't go out last night at midnight because its only tuesday. Today I woke up to a shit ton of Facebook notifications and Tweets. One of the best feelings in the world is knowing other people take the time to wish you a happy birthday.

Today I am going to workout and later tonight I am going out to dinner with my family and a close friend of mine. I'm going to then go out after dinner and get a couple drinks with my mom and another friend. This weekend on the other hand, I'm going to Whitewater, WI. My friends are taking me out to the bars and I hopefully will survive. I'm hoping I don't gain to much weight this weekend. I know with the going out to dinner, cake and drinks adds up. But I figured you only turn 21 once- so go big or go home right?

So, I figured out a neat idea to keep me focused. If you wish me a happy birthday on facebook, twitter or on here- I will add 10 minutes to my workout. So- Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

5k numero tres with a noob.

On saturday morning my friend Heebs and I ran the Panther Prowl 5k run down in Milwaukee. It was a beautiful morning, the high was supposed to be 78 but go into the upper 80's as the day progressed. Heebs came over around 8:30 and we were planning our attack on where to go and park. We figured it out and we were on the road by 9:15. The sun was shining, it was warm and the sky was blue. We found a parking structure on the UWM campus and parked in there FO FREE! We stalked followed a group of people who looked like they were runners to the start/finish line. We both had to really pee so we went into the library and made a pit stop.

We came back outside and stood around talking and people watching for about 20 mintues. The funny thing about me and my girl Heebs is that when we see something/someone- we look at each other and think the same thing. There were some real winners at this race. But I digress..

The announcer told us to line up near where we thought we should be in line. I thought I should be in front where the 5 minute milers are...lol it's a joke people. We headed back to where the 10 minute milers were, and there was a shit ton of people there. We did a little warm up stretching and then at 10am the countdown began. We were off! for most of the first mile we ran on the concrete road. It was pretty flat but I almost jacked my ankel up in a pot hole- That would have been awesome, not. We headed into a park which was beautiful. There was a lot of shade that kept us cool as we were going into mile number 2.

We were at about 2.5 miles when Heebs was having some trouble so I told her we were going to catch these two girls in front of us. We paced ourselves and I knew that we had a hill coming up before the home stretch. We turned the corner and I flew up the hill passing people left and right. Heebs was behind me and she was going as fast as she could. I kept telling her, "We're going to catch those girls!". We turned another corner and we could see the finish line. We got to about 50 feet from the finish-line and I pushed her to sprint and finish strong and that's exactly what we did.We beat one of the girls, so we were pretty happy about that. Our time was 33:52. Not bad for a first time racer.

After the race we stretched and got some food. Overall, this race was my favorite. I loved running through the park and I got to run with one of my best friends, plus it was a gorgeous day!


Reppin that # 800


Post 5k. We dominated.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Trainer Joey.

Today I got to workout with a trainer, named joey at Fitness Together. My dad knows the owner and she needed people to work with this trainer before he was "legit". I was supposed to go yesterday to do a full body workout but, do to technical difficulties and getting lost/not finding the place, I didn't get to workout with him yesterday. But today, I did find the place, woot!n

I got into the gym and there were three trainers working with clients. Joey came up to me and introduced himself. He said he wasn't going to be done with his client until 12:45 so at 12:30 I was to warm up. I jumped on the treadmill and did some face paced walking for about 15 minutes. Then I cranked it up and ran for about 10 more minutes. I had a good sweat going.

He asked me what I wanted to do today and I said kickboxing. I have done it before but not really as a work out. He got me some boxing gloves and we started working out. Most of the workout was high intensity, a lot of reps and him telling me to "hit it harder!". Every time he said that I wanted to laugh and say, "that's what she said". But I kept it in my brain. He was a very talkative trainer, which was good because I didn't want some gorilla juice head type of trainer that says two words every 10 minutes. He actually went to the same college as I did so that was a topic of interest for him to talk about. He was also an avid Michael Jackson lover. Joey also liked to serenade me during the workout...unfortunately he isn't my type. I was hoping for a gorilla juice head ;)

At the end of the workout I was dripping sweat and I smelt horrible. It was a good feeling though, because I haven't had that kind of intensity in awhile. We stretched at the end and he gave me an apple for the ride home. I ate the shit outta that apple, nom nom nom! I think I'm going to try and get another session with him for a full body workout. As for tomorrow, I'm going to do some running. I got a 5k on Sunday. My third one-I never though I would be signing up for 5k's every month. Crazy what happens when you lose a couple pounds.

What are you doing this weekend?