Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Own Little Marathon

The Hub's away and I'm in the middle of my own little marathon. I stayed up way too late last night and not having fun like someone I know. I started one of my p90x workouts at 11:30pm!! Ugh. I only did about half of it because I had a stabbing pain in one of my quads. Crap. Have you ever sprung up out of lunges?? Ouch. After that, I topped it off with a little continuing education on-line. Doesn't that sound like a blast?

What I could use right now is a couple more hours in the day (preferably for sleep). The little one woke up at 3am wanting to brush his teeth! The boys and I have been having some fun time together, too. Here, the little bathing beauties thought that my hair towels were hilarious and decided to pose for their dad. We sent him this picture in Japan.


I managed 3.14 miles yesterday morning at a 12:14 pace (12:26, 12:18, 12:09, 10:59) on the trail at Raccoon River Park -- much more enjoyable than the time when the trail was all frozen foot prints and tire tracks. Certainly not fast, but it's what I had yesterday. I'm okay with that. I'm trying not to worry too much about that last failed long run attempt. Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement and words of wisdom. If I don't have enough miles in by now, it's probably too late. I am going to keep doing some medium and short runs until race time.

p90x is going well. It is something like 12 different workouts that are rotated at different times. The chest one is super hard - not sure I knew there were so many different kinds of push ups and pulls ups. Or, so many chestal regions that needed attention. hee hee. One thing I really like is they are good about showing you how to modify the moves if you need to. ( I pretty much suck at both push ups and pull ups!) Today I did Arm/Shoulders and Abs.

The Yoga session is a killer. I.Had.No.Idea. Yoga is hard, homies, and this is extreme yoga. All those poses POM has been giving us, well, dang, girl. I have new appreciation. And, ahem, I'm pretty sure I don't look like you do in the poses yet. :D Instead of giving you my hilarious and slightly sad variety, I give you POM doing it the right way. Yes, I stole this picture. Hope you don't mind. Some day I will look like this... (I'm really into men, but if I was a guy, I would totally marry POM.)


Oh yeah, and because I don't have enough to do...guess what just came in. :D

41 comments:

jahowie said...

That's great that you have already starte the px90 workouts. I really want that set. It sounds tough, just what I need for some better arms and abs. Keep up the good work!! :-)

Wes said...

Hee, hee. Stupid blogger. Alright. I'm hooked. I want those workout DVDs! I got to ask for permission first! Do they require ANY extra equipment?

Anonymous said...

I can SO RELATE to the 'own little marathon'

hang in there!

M.

Marcy said...

Dang I REALLY should look into the p90x workouts, huh? Anything to help my chest area out LOL

Jamie said...

I am so looking into this p90x workout. Both me and the fi could use some butt kicking before August! And I am super stoked about Wii Fit. Really I just need another excuse to use my Wii :) Enjoy your time sans hubbie! Can't wait to see the pics when blogger starts working again.

Shelley said...

That push-up workout is the worst! from what I remember. i think I fell on my face a couple times trying to do the ones where your feet are on a chair...brain damage.

Your night sounds like mine last night...workout too late at night followed by work...not fun.

Lily on the Road said...

Have a GREAT long weekend chica....take it easy and enjoy the family!

E said...

Nice job on the run yesterday! :)

Razz said...

I don't think I could do p90x or whatever. It's too many numbers and letters put together.

Deene said...

those sound like great workouts! you'll be very fit. i should give it a try. stupid blogger - i wanted images!

My Life said...

3am to brush teeth? Did you entertain that little desire? ;)

&& I am so intrigued by that px90! Never heard of it and can't wait to see how it works for you!! Fingers crossed!

Jeff said...

Those px90 informercials do look intriguing.

Wonder how many you could sell? You should get a comission!

But 11:30, that's nuts!

P.O.M. said...

Oh Nanc, you're the ONLY one who wants to marry me these days. wahhh wahhh.

Yoga is always hard. I don't think it ever gets easier. ha ha.

Topher said...

I am SOOO jealous of your husband right now. It's been way too long since I've been back to Japan. He's so lucky.

Unknown said...

Gah! I have seen the Px90 and I am very scared of them. I will stick to the Wii fit even though it makes fun of my fatness.

Viv said...

That stinks about the blogger pics. I used my imagination. LOL!
The little wanting to brush his teeth at 3 had me rolling. Hang in there, I know it's busy time when the hubby is gone. Keep up with the PX90 and I am gonna be so jealous if you make it to TX :-D
In a good way though, like you look so hawt you biat**.
The wii fit everyone is talking about this thing.

Unknown said...

I'm very interested to find out how people like Wii Fit.

I'm not sure I can see myself standing in front of the TV doing any kind of workout, but with the Wii it might be kinda fun.

Pokey said...

OMG Nanc, your boys are ADORABLE!!

Nice run.....you are going to be great. No more worrying, ok?

I think after reading your email today, vs Carly's post on Wii Fitt.......well, I am thinking the Wii has my name on it, LOL!! Much more my speed.

Seriously though, I am still pondering p90x.....what to do, what to do?

akshaye said...

How cool.. Dad must've been so pleased to see that!

I saw some reviews of the Wii Fit. Should be fun!

Lily on the Road said...

Glad Blogger started to play nice and you could add your pic's...too cute....little guys look like they are having fun...

I saw P.O.M.'s picture on her blog, that's one mighty pose...great balance, I'd be over the edge of the hill in a second...

Have a great weekend...

Bev said...

px90 sounds pretty unfun! It's probably akin to CrossFit if I had to guess. That stuff is hard.

You are amazing with all you juggle. Hang in there.

Jess said...

Jerry has been talking about the WiiFit, but he said he heard some complaints about how it is set up. You'll have to test it and let us know!

RunToTheFinish said...

WiiFIT...man I am so jealous!! I'm dying to just get the Wii, but I'm trying to be responsible and finsihing paying for wedding number 2.

How fun and what an adorable picture!!

Nitmos said...

My wife has been circling the Wii Fit system for a bit now. Soon, it'll be in our home.

Keep pressing on with your running. Do what you can do is all you can do.

L*I*S*A said...

Let me know how you like the Wii Fit. I've heard great things about it.

Laura N said...

Holy crap, working out at 11:30 pm.? That is dedication, my friend.

Hope you survive and thrive. Take care!

Midwest said...

I love that picture of your boys - totally cute, plus it's funny that I spotted two pairs of running shoes in there.

I can't do yoga either. I don't bend.

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The Laminator said...

Yeah, Nancy, we all have our own little marathons to pull through. I see you're doing a great job of getting through yours. I should learn from your example.

J~Mom said...

Shut up! You got the Wii Fit? Oohhh I am so super jealous!

Michelle said...

Hey Nanc!!! First, your kids are extraordinaryly cute!!! Your funny and rockin! I love reading your blog...i sure wish i was closer to you so we could run together! We would have a blast!
Michelle

Bill Carter said...

Hi Nanc

You truly have become the queen of cross training and I'm more than a little envious. I just run and it seems like I am one of the last holdouts and for that I am holding the big "L" right up in front of my forehead.

Honestly Nanc, it is a funny thing about races. You can prepare all you want and if it is not your day it really doesn't matter. On the other hand, all this yoga, p90x, abs, etc. stuff has got to be worth something and if you have a GOOD day, you might really surprise yourself. I'm thinking the latter...

Best of luck with the munchkins and the Japan stranded hubby.

Anonymous said...

The P90X system sounds kind of intense, but if you Google it, there are a lot of people out there claiming it works. If you can stay with it, I'm sure it will do great things for you. Mr Diva brought me a Wii Fit last week. He hooked it up yesterday. I think it is a little more my speed.

Anonymous said...

Almost forgot to say how totally cute your little boys are!

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Yoga is hard, homies, and this is extreme yoga.
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yikes!! I heard it is, also that I know I will probably add it soon into my workouts :-)

Love the pic of the kids--lol

zanne said...

oh! you need to write up a big review of Wii Fit! i want to hear all about it.

Scott McMurtrey said...

hee hee, i don't know which of those photos looks like the most fun. playing in the shower - dancing in the mountains - or..uh..video game fitness?

The Amazing Trips said...

You started your workout at 11:30 PM?? That kind of inspires me to do something now - at midnight - even though the draw to bed is incredibly great because I just KNOW that one of our children will be up within the next four hours.

I skipped my run today and am BLOWING it big time for the preparation of a 10K run in less than six weeks. I can hardly run more than 2 miles without falling in to cardiac arrest with paralyzing leg cramps.

Woo-hoo!! I love this sport. NOT!! :)

The Young Family said...

That was a marathon! Man you made me tired reading about it!


PX 90 is no joke - you go girlie!

Em

Anonymous said...

I'm so curious to try the p90x workouts, so many people rave about them! Thanks for the details.

your kids are adorable!

Sarah Kathryn said...

Wow - an 11:30 workout?? I figure if I don't start by Dr. Phil (5pm) I'm pretty much done ... except my regularly scheduled tues/thurs runs.

Yay for Wii Fit! I've only snuck on a few days -- my kids, however, are LOVING.IT. They aren't sedentary by nature, but geez - a game that'll keep them moving even as FL afternoon summer storms roll in?? Yippee!!