Monday, April 23, 2012

Sand Volleyball!

Sand volleyball started up again last night, woo hoo!!!!!!  Currently I am playing doubles with my little brother Larry and starting May 7th we'll also be playing 4's with our friend Chris and my little sister Mindy.

We were a bit rusty last night, five months off isn't a great thing!  We were pretty close in all three games, although we lost them all, but there's always next weekend :)

I managed to pull a muscle in the first game, I just knew it was my quad, until I woke up this morning to an ugly bruise and a very, very sore hip flexor.  Looks like I will be icing it tonight and not working out, grrrrrrrrr.

I'm getting very irritated with my body, partly my own fault I obviously need to be stretching a heck of a lot more.  I was supposed to start training for the body fitness show today, oh well at least I should be able to do some ab work.  I HATE abs, but I really need to get working on them :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Did It!

Goal number one for this fitness year is completed, I did the St. Louis Half Marathon!!!  Thanks to one of my bestest friends Shalae for motivating me to do this with her :)

I trained for about three months and wish I would have trained longer.  It was an amazing experience and a very painful one.  The first half of the race was wonderful, the second half wasn't bad until about mile 12, that was when every single muscle in both of my legs cramped up.  I must say that pain was unlike anything else and feeling like I couldn't move my legs was hell.

The thoughts running through my head as I half ass jogged and walked that last mile were, holy shit this is the longest mile of my life, my cardiologist was right my body can't handle this, and last but certainly not least because this thought made me run the last part was Zach.  Seriously Zach went through boot camp for weeks, he helped me finish running at the end :)

It sucked having to get in the car for the five hour drive home.  When Mindy and I got to her house I could barely get out of the car to help her get her stuff inside and of course say hello to my beautiful niece Evey :)  Once I got home it was straight into a hot bath for me.  I have a massive bruise on the outside of my right thigh, not sure where that came from but I didn't have it before the race!

Again, I'm happy to have accomplished this goal, I will not be running a half marathon ever again.  Although next year Shalae, myself, our friend Becca and someone else will be doing the relay marathon, that I can handle :)  After resting all day yesterday, drinking massive amounts of water and gaterade, a couple hot baths and finally being able to stretch, I'm feeling pretty good today!

Proud of myself for this accomplishment, I do wish I would have made it under 10 minute miles, but my final time was 2 hours and 17 minutes.  That last mile killed my under 10 minute miles, oh well!

Now time to start training for the fitness show in October :)