Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fifty/Eight Brick

I'm not sure why I'm even doing this post, because I'm not sure I have much to say. That was freakin' hard. My body is rebelling. I can't get warm after my ice bath. I'm almost asleep, but I still need to eat dinner.

It all started on the most beautiful sunny day we've had so far this year. THAT part was awesome! Met with the team at Edgefield at 7am for a little chat on hydration and nutrition and mental prep from Coach.

Wheels hit the road a little after 8am and away we went - back up Larch Mountain. This time we made it to mile 9 before seeing seeing much snow on the side of the road. So...about 25 miles uphill, then 25 miles back to Edgefield and that was about perfect.

I think, though, that this was a little like childbirth - I was so happy to be done with the uphill, that all those miles of climbing at 6 mph were forgotten as soon as I was heading back down the mountain. I'm sure I could fill a whole post about the ride, but for now...I guess I want to forget it for awhile...

When we arrived back at Edgefield, we headed out on our 8 mile run. That part kind of sucked. It was a 4 mile loop that had to be repeated and I REALLY DO NOT like those! But...I was running with two friends that totally kept me running and not walking, so THAT was also good. Plus, a great friend was aid stationing for us, so she took great care of us all day long.

I actually took my foam roller with me and pulled it out in the parking lot before the run and rolled out my back. I also took a second 5 hour energy. I'm not sure how much that helped as I apparently did not eat nearly enough on the bike because I felt like my stomach was totally eating itself by mile 7. I REALLY wanted to have a Wilbur Burger and tater tots but as it was, I made it home just in time to take the shortest of showers, pull my hair back into a wet ponytail and then get Mai to her soccer double header. She got to play goalie the first half of both games so she was ecstatic. The whole reason she's playing indoor soccer right now is that they have goalies and outdoors doesn't in her age bracket.


During the games, I took turns feeling like I was going to cry (I was SO hungry) and then feeling like I was going to fall asleep. Mai and her teammates were  troopers handling back to back games like pros!

Finally made it home to my ice bath and called Mom to keep me company while I tried to purposefully give myself frostbite. WHY? I ask. Why? do I do this?? All I know, is the girls in this house are sleeping good tonight.

I just went back and re-read everything I just wrote and it doesn't sound that fun. BUT>>>seriously...it was a very GREAT day! A little lot tough - but beautiful weather, beautiful company, pretty strong job on my part...I call it a SUCCESS!!! My team has raised almost $100,000 this year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'm so proud to be a part of this group of amazing people!!

Happy Easter to you all!!!!! Christ Has Risen.

16 comments:

Dawn said...

You
Are
Amazing!
Super athlete
and super mom.
Hugs to ya....did you ever get that burger?:)

Happy Easter to you and your family!!!!

Julie said...

I eccho that ...you are amazing...am I going to have to do bricks like that....???? I'm scared...

Jim ... 50after40 said...

AHHHHH, I don't want to ever have to compare a workout to childbirth!!! Way to push through it though. That's a pun. Happy Easter ... Christ IS Risen!

Pam said...

You rock. 'Nuff said.

juanitagf said...

WOW! That is a tough workout! Congratulations on a great day! Christ is risen indeed!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Ha! I've experienced that sort of hill amnesia many times... sometimes it comes to bite me in the butt the next time I ride the forgotten hills :)

Penny said...

What an awesome day you have had. Great run. HAPPY EASTER.

Natalia said...

Happy Easter! What a hectic workout! Kudos!

Michael said...

Wow, great job! I can't imagine having to go to a double header soccer game after that! You are incredible. I would have needed to come home and sleep the rest of the day.

Nikki Kendall said...

GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!

Shelby said...

Keep it up superwoman!

Kate said...

You're a-mazing. And inspiring. and a great momma to boot. And what a fantastic accomplishment for your team!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Whoa!! YOu went on a ride 25 miles uphill?!?! all up hill?!?! holy cow!!

Ice baths, I done alot of research on them because I hate them, but they work in my opinion.

First, after your 20 minutes, its ok to take a hot shower, it wont mess with your recovery

Second, alot of research has shown that a cold water bath is just as effective as adding ice and its "less" painful.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

100k is a lot of money to raise! Props to the team. I don't take as many ice baths as I'd like, but I can tell they work. I never miss one after a marathon. Sounds like a quality workout, wish you hadn't been starving.

Mike said...

Great workout! And yes, He has risen indeed, Happy Easter!

Michelle said...

I saw your blog on Just Trying is For Little girls. I'll be in Eugene this weekend too running the half. Good luck!