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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Early Friday Post

I'm leaving for Vegas tomorrow morning so won't be posting again until Monday.  This is it... a day almost all year in the making.  One of the goals I set for myself 2 years ago is finally being realized.  I'm really excited but also really nervous.  I've picked up some new followers so just wanted to lay out what I'm doing again.  It's called the Warrior Dash.  It's not as crazy as Tough Mudder but it's tough enough for me.  It's 3.3 miles with 12 obstacles interspersed throughout....things like climbing walls, a mud pit and jumping over fire.

Anyone have any good tips about climbing a wall?

So am I ready?  I sure hope so.  I feel really good about my fitness level right now.  I haven't been running lately, instead focusing on strength training and the like but I've done 5k's before and this isn't much different as far as distance.  I've also been adding some cardio like kickboxing and spin so I think that'll help.  I hope it's enough.

Otherwise, it'll be pretty much laid back in Vegas.  We're hitting up a haunted house while we're there and I'm sure there'll be lots of drinking and revelry.  :)

In other news:  My youngest started kindergarten this year...she's turning 5 in November so she's a little early and we had her assessed and agonized over whether she was ready, went back and forth, blah, blah, blah.  Well, they're doing some assessments this week to give parents an idea of how the kids are faring so far and what they may need to work on.  The math packet they did came home yesterday and she scored as high as you can so I'm feeling good about that.  It makes me think we made the right decision.  Parent teacher conferences are next week and I'll be interested in hearing how she's doing.

So this is what's jacked up in America...my new workout buddy who I've been dragging to these classes with me is trying to get in shape.  She's thin...crazy thin but I'm more "fit" than she is, make sense?  Anywhoozle, she tagged me on fb about going to Bodyworks and her friends all started in with this nonsense:
"Why are you working out?  You're already so thin!"
"You don't need to lose weight!"
"You're gorgeous!  You don't need to work out!"
Mmmmmkay.  That's real supportive.  I know on the surface it sounds nice.  And they're right...She's thin and pretty (not "hot" pretty but attractive...moving on).  But why are we discouraging people from trying to be healthy and working out and exercising?  REALLY?!?!  She posted on fb because she was proud to got to the gym and has stuck with exercising for a couple weeks and the response she gets is "Why are you doing this?"  Wake up America!!  Attitudes like this is why we're getting fatter!!!  Stepping off soapbox...

So I did Bodyworks Monday, Spin Tuesday and Cardio Kickboxing yesterday.  I'm taking today and tomorrow off to rest up a bit (my knees are a little sore) and get ready for my trip.  I hope y'all all have a great weekend.  Keep your eye on the news..."Woman Drowns in Mud Pit at Vegas Warrior Dash."  That'll be me.  (Special Note to AZ Ladies: I made Hubby promise to post on here if I die).

And an early Friday Funny:



14 comments:

Jeanette said...

Good luck at the Warrior Dash!!! I have a similar event coming up in November, eager to hear how it went for you :)

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Good luck, I can't wait to hear all about it! I can't even imagine doing something like that! :)

Anna said...

I'm one of those new followers you mentioned...super good luck at the Warrior Dash! Have fun!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Go Manda!!! You will do great!

Elizabeth said...

Good luck!!!!!! YOU GOT THIS!!! :)

jennxaz said...

Go MandaPanda!!! I am so excited for you, you are going to rock this girl. I can't wait to hear all about it..you can bet I will be cheering for you all the way over here in Anthem, AZ Love you girl and so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

So excited for you to accomplish this and can't wait to hear all about it!!

And definitely thanks for telling the Hubs to post if you die, you know we worry about such things around here!! :)

Good luck and have fun!!

Jules said...

Good Luck!! I'll be thinking about ya and praying hard for strength and endurance!

loves

JRD said...

Good luck, love!!!!! I'll be thinking of you this weekend, can't wait to hear how it all goes!!! xo

adorkbl said...

You are oging to KILL IT!! So excited for you. Can't wait to see pictures!!! :)

Vanessa said...

Kick some Butt! And Have fun!

Leigh C. said...

You are a brave woman! You will have a blast:)

Amy said...

you're not going to die. :P Have fun!!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good luck! I'm so impressed, I would never attempt such a thing, you're so brave!