Sunday, February 27, 2011

Living Life To The Fullest

My favorite winter hat that I got for volunteering at the Girlfriends Half Marathon in 2010. Living Life To The Fullest!!!!

There's nothing better than getting up on a Sunday morning and meeting friends for a run! or a bike! or breakfast (YUM!). Today was a run. In Team in Training, we calls these workouts "rebel runs" or "rebel rides" because they are done without coaches and are not considered an official part of TNT and therefore there are no rules! Hooray! We can bring our dogs...

And we can bring our kids...

But, we still believe in No One Left Behind...so it is still somewhat organized. We all rally together at the end for a stretch as everyone finishes...

...and then it usually involves food and beer afterwards, but alas, I have a sick one at home - the Big Boy. Hubs has been running fever for 5 days now, so I think it's time to see the doc.

My run was simply AWESOME! Thanks for all the Whoop Whoops on my last post. It totally carried into today. We had an easy/slow 6 miler on the schedule ~ Stay in a Level one and keep it conversational. Michele and I got into a great conversation and the time flew by. That's Michele in the first picture. We kept it at 10:13m/m pace and my legs felt Fantaaaastic! I love being able to run with Michele. She is soooo strong. She did Ironman Canada in 2009 and she's just an overall strong triathlete and a fun to boot . I'm only able to keep up with her right now because she's coming off of foot surgery. A couple years ago she forgot her running shoes at a Brick and she had to run in her crocs and she still kicked my butt!...by a lot!

I see dog park in my future, a big lunch, some board games with the kids and then I'm heading to church again. I know - two nights in a row - I probably never would have predicted that in my lifetime. What's funny is I'll be back there Wednesday for bible study and Wednesday night for a concert/worship service. What has me going there on Sunday night? Well, Pastor Kip has decided to try his hand at the book of Revelation for the next 8 weeks and after his sermon, there's salad bar and jazz concert. I figured what the heck...

11 comments:

Aimee said...

"Rebel runs" sound like so much fun! I'm glad you had another great run..woohoo!!

I hope your husband feels better soon! It sounds like he might have the flu...yuck!

Julie D. said...

So fun. what a great sunday! Did some blog catching up and I LOVE the post about your daughter on the treadmill! She is awesome!! Whoop-Whoop!!

Terri said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog - you look like my kind of person! Adventure is out there - we just have to step out the door!

Julie said...

You are one busy lady!!!

Sounds like a great workout and a great day!

Chris K said...

Nice job on run. TNT never got back to me on my coach offer :-(

Julie said...

Chris - I would be very surprised if they don't call you...eventually. Did you just send it to a general e-mail address? It might take some time to get to the right person. I can try to find out who the person to talk to is down in your chapter area...

Teamarcia said...

Sounds like somebody's on a great run roll! Enjoy it!

Dawn said...

Yay! Nice job....would be fun to do a run with you one day....:))

Have a wonderful new week!!!!!

Kate said...

Having other people to run with makes all the difference. I love it!

It's been about a year since I was able to go to a Bible study at church, but when I started I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Like you, I never expected to be the person who went to church on more than Sunday mornings...and enjoyed it.

Julie said...

Aimee - he better get well or I'm gonna strangle him ;-)

Julie D - She loves her some treadmill! She inspires me!

Terri - isn't that a great way to look at life?? Just step our your door - Adventure IS there!

Dawn - we WILL!

Kate - I love my Ladies Bible Study. Our current group has really made a great connection and it is so fun to see them each week! I'm so glad I went to church twice this weekend. Tonight was FANTASTIC! Great musicians, great sermon on a topic I've never really studied and I made a new friend :D

Jo Lynn said...

I'm so curious. Why on earth would you get arrested if your underwear matched your outerwear? :P