Monday, April 22, 2013

weekly wrap up

stupid crazy busy week. and the week before! guess that means you get to skip a week. ;)


hot yoga express class (45 minutes) at firefly east.

there was a kathryn budig workshop going on, so classes at my west location were cancelled. hit up a class on the east side for the first time. completely different vibe! still excellent!


traveled to the dallas area for work and walked all over a building we designed down there. about 12 miles of walking total + the boston bombings meant i was emotionally and physically drained. no run for me.


traveled all day, but hit up hot yoga (75 minute class). bruised my triceps something FIERCE attempting flying pigeon. still loved every second of it.


firefly training group and it was SO. COLD.

it was raining and we started late, so we cut the normal loop short and ended up at about 4.28 miles.

followed it up with some hot yoga express.


easy 3 miles on the elliptical at home.


30 minute tempo run:

5 min. @ 11 min./mi. 
10 min. @ 10 min./mi. 
5 min. @ 9 min./mi. 
5 min. @ 8 min./mi. 
5 min. @ 10 min./mi.


prairie fire half marathon spring course preview! 11.25 miles

loved the new course! unfortunately, i got a little lost (most of us did...) and i missed an entire two mile portion of the course. WHOOPS!

can't wait for the race in two weeks!

Friday, April 19, 2013

yet another boston post

well. i don't really have much to say that hasn't been said. it was a cruel, heartless and horrific thing that happened on monday. i can't even put it into words what went though my mind when i saw those first few tweets come across my twitter feed (i was traveling for work and we saw the news via my twitter feed late in the afternoon).

via firefly yoga studio's facebook

i wore a race shirt on tuesday on my trip back home from dallas (because i apparently always have race shirts with me...even when 5 hours from home). and yet another race shirt to yoga that night. i ran a few quiet, introspective couple of runs this week. i wanted to spring into action, but didn't know how. donate blood? money?

i went about planning my long run this weekend, a preview group run of the half marathon course that i'll be running in two and a half weeks, and i saw this come across my facebook newsfeed:

technically, it wasn't this post, it was another one, but the 1 mile run/walk was announced this morning.
if you are a wichita or surrounding area resident, the preview run starts tomorrow in front of the hyatt downtown at 7 am and follows the prairie fire spring half course. the 1 mile run/walk will start at 8 am. wear your blue and yellow in honor of boston and, if you can, donate to the one fund.  

i think president obama said it best yesterday at a memorial service in boston:
“that’s why a bomb can’t beat us. that’s why we don’t hunker down. that’s why we don’t cower in fear,” he said at the peak of his speech, during an interfaith service at the cathedral of the holy cross. “we carry on. we race. we strive. we build, and we work, and we love.”

Friday, April 5, 2013

eleven questions...

i saw this over at healthy tipping point and thought it looked like fun!
1. In baseball each player gets a “walk up song” that plays on his way up to the plate. What song would you pick?

imagine dragons - radioactive. (ps - this video is a little...odd.)
2. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?

last weekend was my first race with the firefly training group. and i had a BLAST! it's so nice knowing people that are your pace and run in races near you. please note that i have about 50 pounds on every person in this photo, including dale. i'm working on that.
3. If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
hmmm...if it has to be already made, i would say katniss in the hunger games. she's bad ass and can shoot a bow and arrow.
if it was a movie that was coming up, i would ABSOLUTELY say tris in divergent! have you read divergent? it is a FABULOUS series and i love it.
4. What actor/actress would you have play you in a movie of your life?
i did the same thing that caitlin did and went over to Celebrity Look-a-Like Generator.  here’s what the program came up with…

umm...what? robert duvall? i cracked up about the john cena one! but, hey, i'll take ashley judd any day over the rest of them. i adore her!
5. What is your favorite quote?

i love quotes so this constantly changing for me, but this is my favorite at the moment: "I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all." - Coco Chanel
6. What was your first concert?
the cherry poppin' daddies. oh, boy, does that age me or what?!? don't worry, my taste in music has much improved since high school.
7. What Internet website do you visit the most?
facebook, twitter, feedly.
8. Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you the best and why?
grumpy! but only when i'm hungry. the husband says i get "hangry." (hungry + angry)
9. If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
10. What is the background of your computer?

from our honeymoon. which i promise was not in 2006.
and i guess the 11th question is up to you! answer one of these above!