Weekly Update – 10/22

This week ended up being kind of a crappy week due to me being sick and a big baby.  In retrospect, I’m glad I took the opportunity to rest. Here’s hoping next week will be much more productive!


Ended up skipping yoga because life got in the way.  And by life, I mean my mother’s computer problems 🙂


Workout with Danny outside.

Three rounds of the following:

1. 12 front squats with a barbell

2. 6 split squat dumbbell press (each side)

3. 3 turkish get-ups (each side)

4. 200 meter run

5. 100 meter run

6. 50 meter run


Being sick hit me like a ton of bricks on Wednesday afternoon.  I opted for a rest day instead of yoga.  It was oh so worth it!


Danny night.  I felt a lot better on Thursday.

4 Rounds of the following:

1. 12 deadlifts (bar + 20 lbs)

2.  8 side lunges (each side) with 10 lb plate. Raise plate overhead while holding lunge.

All this was after I lost my wallet and frantically drove back to Target to try to find it.  That was a workout all on its own!


I worked from home in the morning and had the afternoon off.  Mom and I worked on wedding stuff and met with the florist.  We had JoJacks for lunch…yum!


Wicked 10k! More to come in my recap!


Church in the morning, then Michael and I had a wedding planning meeting to discuss the budget, to-do list, etc.  We have done so much, yet so little!

Sick Pity Party: Party of One

I’m sick and feel like having a pity party for myself.  Granted I’m not super sick, just mostly allergy and sinus kind of sick.  But it sucks not being able to breath through your nose.  I had to run a total of  1050 meters last night during my workout…. it was way harder than it should have been!

I think the change in the weather is just kicking my butt!

I have the Wicked 10k this weekend and I want to do it (Halloween themed!) I’m going to rest up like crazy these next few days, and push through. No way I’m going to miss the opportunity to dress up and run with a bunch of other crazies in a costume!

I wish this were true!

Are you a big baby like me when you are sick? Have you ever gotten sick the week of a race?

Back in Time: 2013 Wicked 10K

Can you tell how much I just LOVE J&A Races?  The Wicked 10K is another favorite of mine.  I was super unprepared for this race too, and it definitely showed in my time.  This is a race that I really want to redeem myself in this year.

I got down to the convention center nice and early and sought refuge in my nice warm car.  After awhile, I headed into the convention center to check out all of the costumes.   I’m telling you what, I don’t know how these people ran in some of the stuff they were wearing.  A Scooby Doo Mystery Machine….CRAZY!  I think my favorite costume was a group of guys that dressed as Duck Dynasty and carried a canoe!

After awhile I headed outside.  Due to this being in late October, it was pretty cool, even by VA standards.  I completely overdressed and paid for it later (tank, long sleeves, short sleeves and capris).  I don’t remember much of the race.  I do remember when I could see the leaders doubling back I wanted to try to see Hollie, but no such luck.  I was getting hot, but I wanted to make to the halfway point before I adjusted my clothing.  After I hit the 5k mark, I had to stop on the side of the road and strip down.  I took off my top layer, got rid of the long sleeves, then put the top layer back on. I loved my long sleeved shirt too much to part with it, so I tied it around my waist.

I don’t remember the back half of the race much, but I remember that I walked.  A lot.  The last half mile or so is torture because you can see the finish line forever.  I finished in 1:21:28.

The good thing is that the after party made me forget about my poor performance.  J&A throws a good party – and the swag for this race was pretty exceptional too.  I’m really excited about this race for 2014 – I’d really like to redeem myself!


Yummy Blue Moon!

How do you feel about 10ks? Love them or hate them?  Have you ever done a Halloween race?