|Who do these crazy kids belong to?|
It is in these times, that I have to creative with my working out. Since January, I have started doing Camp Gladiator and am totally hooked. The class that I really love is at 5:15 in the morning and if you know me even a little bit, you know that I am NOT a morning person...especially not a wake up at 4:40 am morning person. This class has been a game changer though. I have several friends who are there each morning and I have met so many new ones. It truly is like a family. It pushes me harder and further than I would ever push myself...The trainer is absolutely fantastic and finds a way to make burpees and push up and planks fun...Is that possible??? Somehow Carrie even talked my girlfriends and I into doing the CG games...OMG...She said it would be fun...That is my line to use on people and I just fell for it! I'm pretty sure I am going to die at the games, but I will try my hardest to make Team Insult and Injury proud....
On another note, I am super excited because I registered for a bucket list race this year! I don't have too many really...the Pike's Peak Ascent, Trans Rockies 3 day, and in my wildest dreams the JFK 50 miler although I don't know when I will be ready for another 50...anyway, I digress...So this year, I did register for Pike's Peak.
13 miles straight up the mountain. 7,815 feet vertical gain...yeh, it doesn't take a math expert to realize that is up a mountain. I have wanted to do this race for years but it is always around Stuart's birthday. This year I had my qualifying time and I have several friends who all qualified and wanted to do it too. I will be honest, I was super excited at first and the closer it got to registration day I TOTALLY tried to back out on them. They didn't let me and I am already grateful - but I won't admit that to them yet :-) We are also making it a mini vacation with the family and have rented a cabin for the week before the race. I can't wait!
I also registered for the Redman 70.3 the same day I registered for Pike's Peak. I was kind of in the registering mood I guess. They are about a month apart so this should be fun training this summer! AGHHH!
Our Moms RUN This Town chapter is growing by leaps and bounds...It's insane how many members we have now. I had no idea when I started this little group two years ago that we would now have over 900 members. Thank goodness I have wonderful ladies who help so much with the group. It has been lots of work but I have finally had to learn to give up some control and delegate for my own sanity. I couldn't do it without them.
On a side note, if you aren't in our MRTT chapter you should look for one near you or start your own if there isn't one near you. It is such a blessing! Visit the nationwide website and check it out!
I have a lot of fun races coming up - Chupa, the Goat Run, the Color Run, and then a small triathlon in May. Then my training really ramps up for the Pike's Peak and the 70.3. So I am going to enjoy and have fun until May.
What do you have on tap for this summer racing season?