Saturday night I went to the Redline Running Club's bi-annual potluck and WON the ROTHY =)
I can't believe it. I am not quite sure why they picked me.... but they did and it made my whole day! I won something and I have the totally awesome shorts to prove it. I plan on putting these puppies on and debuting them shortly.... stay tuned.
Thanks Redliners. Our club is amazing. The peeps I train with are super motivating, inspirational and very fun to be around. We all share a total obsession with running and have been able to build a support system through this club. We really are a team and I just couldn't be happier. YAY to our coaches Josh, Doug, and Kim for putting up with all my crap and making me realize that I can be better.
Below is a lot of my fellow Redliners right after our Predict a 5k workout.
For the predict a 5k workout each individual picks a time that they will complete the 5k in. We are not allowed to wear watches, music, or anything else that might give us a sense of what pace we are running. All we get is to listen to our breathing and hope that through all of this training our bodies can recognize what pace we have chosen. We weren't allowed to pick our actual 5k pace either. Seeing as how I have the marathon coming up in 1 week, I chose my marathon pace. Some chose what they would consider there 10k pace and others just picked a pace they figured they could feel. And so as results went, the person who was the closest to there designated pace won, and the furtherest away lost. It was way fun and I highly recommend doing one on your own every so often to see how in tune you are with what pace is what. Great workout =)
Also, I'd like to give a HUGE shout out to my brother James. I sucked him into coming coming to Lifetime with me for 1 week to show him how crazy hard the classes were. So because he loves me he agreed and although Barbell and Total Conditioning kicked both are A**'s (literally, these classes are tough) he ROCKED it. I was proud to be his little sis.
So James, you are joining right =)
This Pic was taken right after Total Conditioning class. We were wiped out. Apparently doing 150-200 pushups with variations that include loads of mountain climbers, bear crawls, jumps, lunges, leaps, turns, body bars, bands....and the list goes on and on will wear you out.
and P.S. my Friday Night BBQ chicken sandwiches were delish. Sweet potato, watermelon and roasted green beans for sides.... I love food.
Anyone else out there in a running club?
If so, have you ever won anything as cool as these shorts!?!
Who else is running Grandmas? We'd love to meet up!
What is your favorite Carbo loading meal? and why?
Anyone have a gym class that is crazy hard?
I find they are few and far between but for some reason I am lucky enough to live right next to the Lifetime fitness that employs a lot of there regional peeps including instructors. These people are the ones they send out to train all the others. I feel lucky.
Happy Running - Jen