“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1.  Met with a new trainer today at my no-frills gym.  Did an evaluation session to see about setting up strength training sessions.  I made it clear that my goal with strength training is to improve my running (and mountain climbing) and not strength for strengths sake.  The amount of effort he put into evaluating where I am and where I want to be was really nice.  I kicked a$$ on the push-up evaluation too, just saying.
Damn.  Must get faster!
I do remember the first time I tried push-ups a couple of years ago, and I could barely do any, even if I had to do them to save my life.  There is still room for improvement, but I'm pretty happy I can do them.
Push-up recovery requires lots of crackers.  All. At. Once.

2.  I always have these grand plans for all the things I will get done during naptime.  In reality, it's like.  Hmmm...naptime.
Blast from the past in celebration of naptime's awesomeness.
September 2011
I typically wind up just enjoying me-time and brainstorming how I can get the household chores done while Avery is awake.  I know, not my proudest moments.

3.  The Nike Women's Marathon is adding another location and race this spring.  Half Marathon distance only.  Of course, there is a Tiffany Necklace as the medal.  This lastest addition is in DC, the week before Flying Pig.  A bunch of my running buddies are talking about putting our names in as a group for the lottery.  

If I got in, it would have to be run as a training run with a marathon the next week, but a pretty shiny necklace for a training run?  I could live with that!
Do it Mommy, I love necklaces!

When was the last time you did a push-up?  Love them or hate them?
I used to hate them, but now that they aren't as hard, I kind of like them.

Tips for being more motivated during Avery's naptime?  Or should I just give in to temptation and nap as well?  LOL

Have you ever done a women only race?  Would you?  Anyone else looking at this Nike Women's one?


  1. My kids almost never napped but when they did all I could do was kick back and freaking rejoice!
    I have done women's races and really like them. NW was on my bucket list....maybe one of these years!
    LOVE pushps! LOVE!

  2. I love that picture of you with newborn Avery! I've been doing a lot of that lately :)

  3. Dude. T rex. Want more.

    I think the Nike half in DC sounds more awesome than Flying Pig. Mostly because I like things that are shiny.

  4. You get to do all the fun races! Goofy... And now one with a Tiffany necklace medal!? Very jealous :)
    I have such sucky upper body strength, I can only do ten or so push ups on my toes before I have to pike out and go back to my knees :( I always hate when we get to the push up set in Barrecode!

  5. It'll be interesting to see if we can get in. Naptime is my favorite time, I must admit.

  6. Cutest picture ever of you and Avery napping! Love women only races - mostly the fact that all the special touches are made with women in mind - like the necklace! I'd love to do the Nike Women's race someday... :)

  7. I always vote for naps xcept that they throw off my sleep later!!! I was contemplating the Disney Princess race which is almost women only...I'm working on the strength too...but mostly because DH says I need to do an activity besides run. :)

  8. I say you nap when she does. That's what I did (sigh--it's in the past; now I have to nap while they play, which depending on how loud they are works out sometimes and sometimes not; thank goodness for kindergarten).

    I like push-ups! :^)

  9. The DC Nike's half marathon would be fun! As for nap time, I rarely get anything productive done... it's usually my computer time (blog reading!) :)


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