Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Red Rock Relay 2014 & Potty Talk

The last two days have flown by!

Yesterday was stacked with training, Baylees dance class pictures, Preschool, lunch date, Doctor appointment to spy on baby #3, and a pump class.

I even sat down at the end of the day to blog and realized I hadn’t taken ONE photo of the entire day. WOW. Blogger fail.

This morning I coached at GPP and stayed and did some computer work.

For those of you in Mexico we have a new location coming your way! I personally can’t wait to go down there and storm a workout!

The workout today seemed pretty easy and quick online but in reality it got a little rough toward the end! I also got a short run in today!

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I have to start running a little more because I am going to run the MOAB RED ROCK RELAY! I am SO excited to run with my “dawls” again! I wasn’t planning on running with them and just working the race, helping with registration and all that jazz, but the opportunity came up that one runner had to drop out which is no fun, but I am glad I get to run a bit! This is my all time favorite relay.

This will by my 4th year running it, and it really is a must do! It is a quick ONE day relay, so you don’t have to do the whole “sleep in the van” thing, cause lets be honest.. there comes a point where that gets “fun.” Ha! After doing a lot of relays, I will say that the one day relays are my favorite!

Plus, having it in Moab, Utah is a big bonus because it is one of my favorite places to visit! It really is one giant playground for anyone that loves to bike, run, jeep, 4 wheel, rock climb, camp, go on a river trip, etc. I’m actually going to Moab this weekend!

You can check out a few of my  Red Rock Relay race recaps for 2013 Park City, 2013 Moab and 2012 Zion.

Lunch came a little late today, I was pretty hangry by the time I got home and grabbed my left over salad from yesterday. I added some grilled chicken, peas and corn to the mix before literally inhaling it.

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I taught my kids class today and afterwards had an hour and a half before I had to be back at work for a quick meeting. Brent was home with the kids, so I went for a run! I first went to the steepest hill in Bountiful and ran up it. Lets be real though. It was more like a fabulous “wog”

One of legs on the relay is pretty killer. So to the hills I run.

Afterwards I had about half hour and so I grabbed a little extra time on the treadmill. I was pretty tired but was able to run an extra mile and then I walked.

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After my meeting, I came home and got dinner all squared away.

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I have a thing for peas and corn lately, I guess..

OH, BIG NEWS!

At dinner tonight, Tanner told me he had to go potty.

POTTY.

I haven’t talked to much about “potty training” on the blog, but this kid was probably the most difficult child in the world to train. Not even kidding.

Bee has been potty trained for a year.

I was sure Tanner would be right behind her.. but no, he never cared. I tried everything under the sun to get him to go.. but nothing ever worked.

Then BAM.

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All by himself! It is true that they will do it when they want too.

I totally cried tears of happiness and had quite the “potty party” for him. He is just as excited too!

Lets hope he keeps it up!

I have a early morning tomorrow so I’m off to sleep!

Runners: What has been your favorite relay/race?

 

Pregnant runners.. did you ever use a “belly bra”? If so, what kind/brand did you use and like?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Hunt Workout & Me In Chalk Form.

First off, Congrats to all the bloggers and my friends that ran Boston today!! It seemed to be a perfect race day and I was just a little jealous of you all.

Oh, and Meb, you are amazing. 2:08!?

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Second, I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter!

Ours was full of family fun Saturday- Sunday. My parents were divorced (My mom past away but we still celebrate with her side of the family) My husbands parents are divorced and both remarried, so needless to say, we are party hopping professionals.

Best Picture of my kids I could get of them together this weekend…

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We spent Saturday at my Grandmas (Moms side), then Sunday we visited Brent’s Dads, then went to my Dads. Lots of delicious food, and great company!

Here are just a few pics.

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This morning it was back to the Monday grind. My alarm went off at 4:15am, but then I may of pushed snooze a couple times. I literally have to set at LEAST 5 alarms with all different tunes to get out of bed that super early in the morning!

At GPP we had a great workout to ease us into the week after a busy weekend.

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I finished in 19:23. I modified the press jacks to push presses, and finished! That 500 m row felt never ending that last round.

I came home and spent the remainder of the morning tracing my kids with chalk. Bee did a pretty good job tracing me, don’t you think?

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I taught boot camp this afternoon and did a fun Easter workout with them!

So I did an Easter egg hunt with my kids Saturday morning but instead of candy, I put a note telling them to do something funny. Example: Walk like a Robot to next egg, Jump like a bunny etc. It was really fun for them and I wanted to do something similar with my boot camp class today, but couldn’t exactly hide the eggs around the gym, so I put an exercise in each egg and I picked the first one, after they completed the reps they went for a run, when they got back from the run they got to pick their own egg! It worked out perfectly and they had a lot of fun. It reminded me of this GPP workout!

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My boot camp class actually had reps ranging from either 25-50! The lunges and Mountain Climbers are R+L=1.

Give it a try!

Since my boot camp class had so much fun with it, I did it with my kids class too today! I modified the reps and the run for them and they loved it just as much!

GUESS WHAT?! I actually taught BODY ATTACK today! It had been a LONG time since I had taught that class and well, it was just like riding a bike. I had a lot of fun and was able to teach most of my tracks up to par. I did modify a bit but it was mostly the big tuck jumps and such! It felt great to teach it again!

After Attack I headed home to whip up a quick dinner! I grilled some chicken, made some sweet potatoes on the skillet and steamed some veggies! It was a perfect way to end the night!

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Note: White Corn > Yellow corn. Always and forever.

Tell me about your Easter! Bloggers, link your re cap Easter posts in comments! I love to see them!

Do you like white or yellow corn best??

White! Off the cob!

Favorite/Least Easter Candy?

I found a new favorite. Snickers PB EGG. I only had half of one but it was delicious and now I’m hoping I can find them in Easter Sales. Jelly Bellies are always in my top 3.

Ps. Peeps are gross. OH, and those styrofoam chicks and ducks..