Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I suck at writing race reports

Seriously - how do you all of you crank out such wonderful, detailed race reports so quickly? I guess I'd rather read everyone else's than write my own. But the Nike race report is in progress and hopefully will be out soon. I will say this - I had a fabulous time!

Anyway, in other news, I took the entire last week off from all physical activity. That was nice. Surprisingly, I still managed to post a teeny tiny weight loss for the week for Viv's Independent Weight Loss Challenge.

My goal now is to get reacquainted with my wonderful (and unfortunately, pricey) gym. It's a great gym, the spa-like kind, but I would just rather be outside running with friends rather than be inside lifting weights and stuff. But I also need to get my money's worth, so my goal is to go at least 2-3 times a week. Even if it's just to lift weights for half an hour.

So far I'm off to a good start as I took a Cardio Dance class last night and even stayed afterward to lift weights! I can't even remember the last time I did that so I'm definitely feeling it today in my arms, abs, and of course my legs. Tonight is spinning with my favorite teacher.

I do have at least one more race for the year - the 5 mile Turkey Trot back home on Thanksgiving day. And, like everyone else, I've been compiling my race calendar for 2009. I did not want to go overboard like I did this year, but I keep finding new races I want to try! Stay tuned for the tentative list...

13 comments:

joyRuN said...

WOW - 10 races so far this year, girl! I have a feeling that you might hit that again for next year's plan, judging by the "but I keep finding new races I want to try". Have fun!

joyRuN said...

PS - I LOVE your race reports!

Marathon Maritza said...

oh man, I so have to get to the gym....it's so dark all the time now!

Great goals! And hurry up with that report! I wanna read it!

Cindy said...

i can't wait to see the list! you had an awesome year of races. cardio dance sounds fun; i guess you get to use your hip hop skillz? :P

Julianne said...

Hmmm... Do you go to Club One at SR? Just wondering. Hehe. Ok, I'm dying to read your race report, too. And I think your reports are great, I don't know what you're talking about!!

OOOh, I'm actually thinking about the Turkey Trot myself!!! Since I'll be down in SJ at my parents it kinda makes sense...

D10 said...

Race reports, I always have trouble writing them. Everyone's is always so nice and detailed. Plus, they are always fun. Mine I feel are boring.

Looking ahead and planning race schedules are always fun. There are so many out there.

tfh said...

I wish there were a Turkey Trot where I'm spending Thanksgiving. It definitely makes pigging out more enjoyable to have raced first. Nice job on getting to the gym-- I manage to do a few things there but I really need to branch out and take a class or two!

*aron* said...

awesome goals!!! you had a great 2008 so far and i cant wait to see what is in for 2009!!

cant wait to read the nike report :)

Steve Stenzel said...

Good luck at the gym!!

Marcy said...

Ahhhhhh going back to the gym, eh? Smart thinking though chica, def get your moneys worth! Have fun!

Danica said...

I love your race reports to! :) Run a race down by me.. Huntington Beach half! :) There's lot of nice races in the middle of us too.. Like the Wine County half. Google both... and then post what your going to do! yay!

RunBubbaRun said...

I'm with you.. Have to go to that expensive gym I pay for and never go to..

Alissa said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog. Just added it to my blogreader! I suck at writing race reports too. I write so much it gets so long that I"m sure no body actually reads it. I did Nike too, so I also took most of the week off to let my achy hamstring heal. I also have a goal of getting back to my pricey gym to get my money's worth. I used to go there all the time to run, but I've kind of gotten to the point that I can't stand the treadmill anymore and will do anything to avoid it. I need to get back to lifting weights - your post is motivating me! Good job!

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