Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to train if you can't make it to the gym!

Some days I don't go to the gym, I'm not going to lie, either I'm busy or tired. So I do at home workouts. Jump rope, chinups on monkey bars, pushups, you name it. Sometimes if your at home workouts aren't cutting it add some weights. See below

I upped my plank weights at home by using a 26lb baby

needed more weight so added a 30lb toddler

decided the kids in my area need to workout with me so I yelled plank!

What are you doing to train???

Just joined this group about three weeks ago to help motivate me to stay in shape after Ride for Heart. Well it's working!

Did my 75km Ride for Heart with Laura Roy in just over 3 hours!! Had a training session with Mike (he needs no caffiene) Swiegot! And now am planning my 32km route bike ride to work tomorrow!!

training for Ride for Heart with Laura

I finished 75km and continued to bike till 87km cause I'm crazy like that

refueling at a pit stop during ride, gels and protein bars for all!

the brutal 6am start, I had coffee that's why I'm smiling!
This heat sucks for training, so I definitely suggest before 8am or after 8pm, it's so hot out there and inside (if you don't have AC like me and am currently hiding in the basement to stay cool)!

Monday, June 18, 2012

When is tough mudder again?

So whens the actual date? I really think we should get that count down timer going. Shawn if you grant me access to the blog as an admin ( muah hahaha ) I'll put one up. I know there's one somewhere in there. Or you could do it, but I'd be more than happy to do it. (Muah hahaha)

Friday, June 15, 2012

When I don't feel like going to the gym...

...I watch a tough mudder video:

It's a sufficient kick in the pants for me to not only hit the gym, but go as hard as I can.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Where the hell am I?

   The family and I are in the very small town of New Carlisle in Gaspe Quebec. I know, I'd never heard of it either. This is stop number 3 on our East Coast Excursion. After driving 1600km in 3 days I needed to do something so I headed out for a run. Little did I know it would turn into a mini-mudder practice! You see, there are about three roads here. All of which turn to dirt then to a trail then to a large body of water like the Atlantic ocean, (you've probably heard of it). You know you're in trouble when the GPS deosn't know where you are. I was using run keeper but it got confused.

    I had fun, well mostly. As the road turned to gravel, then to dirt and eventually a trail of mud and water. It was ideal Mudder practice. My shoes are soaked and muddy, as well as the lower half of my body. I did 14.5km in 1:30:24. What did I learn? Mud is wet, cold, slippery and kinda fun. However it does slow you down. You need to take little steps so you do 't wipe out. A lot like walking on ice but messier!

   After that I went for a, ahhh, refreshingly invigorating dip in the aforementioned ocean. The temperature was around 55-60 degrees celsius. I couldn't feel my legs. Literally. Something else to look forward to during the Mudder.

Count down?

I think we should get some kinda countdown clock on here to the main event. I know there are a ton of websites that offer copy paste code for a count down clock. I'll take a look around and maybe Shawn can put it somewhere on the page.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Success from out of town.

Just so the Toronto crew is't worrying about the wild card from Ottawa, I thought I would check in.  Last weekend was the National Capital Marathon. While I'm not quite crazy enough to try the full marathon, I did manage to complete the half(21.2km) in 1:36:08. (Just over 4:30/km)

Shawn (Colbeck) had me out this morning for a nice little jog through the park here in Ottawa.  By park I mean play structure, so I'll let you fill in the grueling details of what special tortures he came up with.

Looking forward to meeting everyone in August