Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time I started a blog, then I met Tim Key and his workouts started kicking my butt.

I have a couple goals in life and after running a marathon a month for a year I've felt a little lost these last four months wondering what my next goal should be.  Since my BIG 30 is just around the corner I thought I would get ready to check another item off the bucket list.  I signed up for an IRONMAN and as much as I would love to do this on my own with the help of Tim Key I will not only survive it but rock it!
A little background info- Tim is an Triathlon Coach who I met back in 2011 while working at Chef Louie's over hunting season.  You can check out his website here.  Even though I've only met Tim once, through our conversations I know he has me on the right track and his faith in me keeps me motivated.

Back to blogging...  So my friend Dede got me started blogging and I had a short txt conversation with her today about my slacking.  I have been so busy I don't make the blog my priority but her words of wisdom "better to live your life than blog about."  Thanks girl, I def don't feel bad skipping a month of sharing my thoughts with my 500 followers :)

Dede is a die hard Ragnar fan but she also was working on every half marathon in the state of SD in a year when I was working on my race a month.  Together we have PMS- that's Post Marathon Syndrome.

Other excitement in my life... Last night I went to the store after my workout on a quest to eat more protein and nutritious food.  It's been a little over 3 months now since my husband has been working away from home and cooking for one just is not worth my time.  I left the store with a box of Raisin Bran and a rotisserie chicken.  Sad to say I came home and ate a bowl of cold cereal.  There is something totally wrong with that picture.  Saturday I even watched the Food Network for my entire treadmill run only to leave craving Super Bowl snacks. 

Speaking of the Super Bowl who are you cheering for?  My brother-in-law Nate is a trainer for the 49ers so they have my vote!

BaHaHaHA!  Nate is on the left and this picture still makes me laugh. 

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Don't Let Me Drown

Today I talked my friend Cody into coming to a new gym with me.  Free two week trial membership is the first plus also the friendliest people of all the gym's I've been to in Sioux Falls!  Sioux Empire Fitness is quite a bit older than the other fitness centers in Sioux Falls but there were a lot of plus and minuses. 

Major plus,the pool was large enough for at least 6 lanes of swimming.  Extra membership fees allow you to join the tennis league, less people so you never have to sign up for cardio equipment or wait in line.  There were also a variety of fitness classes offered at a variety of times. 

Some of the negatives, the older facility was in need of a facelift and updated equipment.  Hence the reason I made my friend come with me for my trial membership I was scared to swim in the pool alone.  I know how to swim but trying to swim for workouts makes me feel like I'm going to drown. Doesn't it look a little creepy?

This week for physical education my students are doing Just Dance Kids on the Wii.  I bought a Wii a couple of years ago for something to do over the winter with my family.  I almost sold it because it just sat there but then my mom bought me guitar hero for my birthday.  I totally should have been in a band.  To this day I hear songs and think "I can rock that song." 

When I subbed last year I got to observe Wii being used for PE and went out and bought Just Dance 2 for myself.  Pretty sure my husband got more excitement out of it than I did.   Along with me trying to make up Zumba routines...

So glad hump day is over.  Can't wait to crawl into my cozy bed. 

John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Is it Friday yet?  I am so exhausted from work and working out I feel like a grandma... 

Has anyone seen Pinks "Try" video?  I'm already a huge Pink fan and read a highly reliable article (Women's Health) about how she does P90X, yoga and cardio six days a week.  I caught her new video (I sometimes live under a rock) and thought I ate one too many snow cones because my abs sure don't look like that. If you haven't watched the video you can click here.

Anyway I was pretty impressed and now I find the song on repeat in my head and motivating me to get my butt out of bed to get my morning workout in.

Yep that was pretty much my day because I am a grandma remember and I am tired from trying to do this after my run.

Phillippians 4:11
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year

After an amazing Christmas VaK with my hubs, I feel like we got married all over again.  His week off turned into two weeks and involved us being total gym rats.  Which help burn off the two(dozen) Christmas cookies I consumed.

So first I have to brag about my totally unique Christmas present from my brother.  My brother is quite the artist and has made me some pretty cool gifts over the years but this one brought tears to my eyes.  I know it is nothing stylish but it brings back the best memories.  Everything is made from parts of or first home.  The old wallpaper was from our bedroom, backed by wood panels from our play room and framed from one of the windows.  Anyone remember the Shirt Tails?

Check out this purse my Aunt got for Christmas.  Her daughter was called and conned into buying it because she was told her mom really wanted it.  The knuckle rings will come in handy for her in case a cow ever gets out of the pasture.

A beautiful frost on the trees... 

and the cake my mom made for my nieces birthday... She's going to be a lethal Tae Kwon Do master and a tactical rifle shooting phenom according to my brother.

Cale took me to Tuthill park one afternoon sledding.  We had so much fun going down the hill and probably would have stayed longer but then I took out two kids and thought we better leave...

Final day of running in 2012 and I had a bystander.

The rest of the evening Cale and I stayed in and got crazy. 

Happy New Year! What are some of your New Years Resolutions?  I'm starting on this book I just got from my mother in law for Christmas. It was also the same gift I got her- weird.

1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.