Sunday, March 28


D*day.  The day I decided to dash.  Warrior Dash to be precise.  They had me at Viking helmet.  And finish line beer.  But mostly Viking Helmet.  Since the event is in October, I have roughly 6 months to train for an event that is attracting some super elite tri-type athletes and me, well I can barely run 2 blocks without gettting winded.  BUT for the last 3 weeks I have been working out at least 5 days a week for an hour at a time.  I have implemented a twice weekly zumba class into the workout schedule and next week will be throwing 2 weekly yoga sessions into the mix.  

I feel like I need something to kick my "get in shape girl" in the ass and going and this is my solution.  I have been meat-free for close to 2 months now - not one slip up.  I thought this would lead to me eating more salads and more plant based foods, hopefully increasing my energy levels.  The only main difference I have noticed is the lack of migraine headaches - not one since I gave up meat, which makes it worth it.

I will be using this blissful blog to chart my progress in become a bliss junkie warrior.  The whole vibe of this event has me stoked beyond words - and I definitely wanted to get some kind of fitness event under my belt this year - and I am totally not a tri or marathon type of chica.  Hell I dont even remember the last time I rode a bike.  Although I have never rappelled down a cliff side, climbed a wall, leaped through flames or swam through a bog either - but they sound much more FUN!!!  Life skills in case one ever does need to do those things to survive.  Ha.  I always thought of myself as a survivor.  If we were marooned on a desert island, I would have no problem surviving - hell I'd probably love it.  I dont know why I think this way because I am in the worst shape of my life and never took any kind of survival training but I just feel that it is in my constitution - ha

Luckily I will have my equally as crazy friend Danielle to train/encourage/whine and complain with me the whole way.  And progress will be tracked using our successful Chuck Norris system -

So Week 1 Training Plan - CARDIO!!!

Yes, I know.  I need to work on arm and core strength hardcore but I need to also be able to run at least 5 miles straight by the time the race comes along.  And that needs to be trail running, not street running - a totally different beast.  So I will be working cardio big time for the next 2 weeks and then start implementing other things -

am - 1 hour on elliptical pre-work
pm - 1 hour zumba class

am - 1 hour on elliptical pre-work
pm - yoga

am - 3 mile walk/jog around Loveton
pm - Zumba

am - 1 hour elliptical/treadmill pre-work
pm - hot power yoga

pm - Restorative Yoga class

am - 4-5 mile Reservoir hike


Everyday I also plan on putting in some core work - especially plank and some pilates.  At least 15 minutes a morning.  Technically there are 2 rest days because the restorative yoga is only light stretching and mostly a meditation like class.

Dietwise, I plan to have 1 large green juice or smoothie each day and have one meal be a leafy green salad.  Lots of whole grains and beans and veggies.  After Lent, I am considering bringing chicken back into my diet, once a week.  I am undecided on this but it is very hard to cook both RSB and myself separate meals and poor RSB has been eating a lot of sandwiches lately.  We shall see.  I will not be eating red meat or pork anymore, I am sure about that.  Also I will be joining WW, mainly just to map my progress - also they make you keep a food journal which is necessary when trying to lose weight.  And I NEED to take off 50 lbs in the next 6 months.  Should be interesting.  Baby steps elude me.


because something is happening here -

spinning.  caught up in the daily grind again and hating every second.  we had a touch of spring of renewal which was energizing and cleansing, yet here we are with another chilly rainy weekend coming to a halt...
RSB is at band practice and the tree house is eerily silent - leaving me with my thoughts and my daydreams-
Thinking of how I need to get out, go anywhere that is just away - on my ipod this weekend while I was walking around loveton in the sparse sunshine came tp -

Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down, as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still
I used to have such a wanderlust - a desire to just get up and go somewhere - 
just to see something, be somewhere, different.  
Ignoring desires is no way to go through life, on this journey that is so short.  
But there are bills to pay and a clock to punch, a 9-5 world to inhabit.  
So practical and responsible.  
How the hell did I get here ???