I know that title got you all excited and wanting to read what I did again didn't it?? It could have been a number things from the clean minded all the way to the extremely dirty minded people reading this. lol Well I am sad to say it is all clean... you can stop reading now if you want. Unless I peaked your interest then ignore me and continue on. haha
So as you can see in the above picture... yes I did. Not only did I register for one but ended up going for a total of three more.I know I know your saying "I thought you weren't going to do so many this year". Yeah well things happen, plans change and well I decided to get back to my original plan. You see my other idea that I was striving for wasn't working out well for me. April has been horrible in the workout department. I wasn't going to be ready for May and I decided to take that pressure/stress off of me and go back to what I LOVE to do. RACE!!! Spartan Race!!! AROO!! I had already registered for my three Canadian Spartan Trifecta but now I am going for a true US Trifecta too! I know a "DOUBLE TRIFECTA" you say!! It's very cool I know! So with that happening I have my first race of the year in 2 weeks... EEEEEEK!! I will be racing in the Montana Founders Spartan Beast May 9th AND Montana Founders Spartan Sprint May 10th!! I know I am insane for doing two spartan races back to back on the same weekend and in 2 weeks. The best part is my son will be doing the kids spartan to waste time while I am killing myself during the beast. He says they are super easy but he can get some exercise in and something to do. My whole mindset for the entire weekend is to just finish. So if your racing that weekend and see an asthmatic chick dragging her ass long with a few other crazy Mudd Queen Gals Say HI!! Or hang out with us and help us along. The more the merrier! If I am at a wall your always welcome to grab my butt helping me over one. ;) lol (I didn't say the whole blog was going to be clean lol) My third US Spartan I am heading to Seattle!! I've never been and I am excited to go. So looking for a group to hook up with during that race as I am coming solo as of now for that one. I am making it into another family vacation. I love travelling all the time now. SOOO anyways I am officially registered for 10 races and will be adding two more once I decide on one distance for one of them. The other I can't register for yet and need to wait.
"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow, For every challenge you encountered there is an opportunity for growth" - Spartan Race
So let see what else is going on. Oh yeah the workouts that suck. So I love what I am doing but extremely frustrated. My weights are not getting heavier and I feel myself struggling with them. I keep persevering but nothing is changing. My trainer is coming back from a much needed vacation so I can't wait to talk to her about things.I know I am on the right path and feel relieved with my choices this week to race more. I am having major mental blocks with my workouts... not sure what is causing them or what is going on. They are driving me nuts though and wish I was making improvements. I will get thru it like I always do just a bit of a stumbling block is all. SO with that being said I am gearing up for a crazy busy weekend full of soccer and my CPR course. Wish me luck I can be super mom this weekend! lol
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Until next time...
What an amazing weekend. I took the Friday off (yes I wanted another long weekend in a row) to head out shopping with the family. Got my son some cool outdoor soccer cleats and a bunch of spring/summery clothes. I love clothes shopping now as its so much easier finding sizes for me. I just have the odd issues now with finding pants to fit my athletic legs. But I rather have that issue then the previous issues I have gone thru. I don't look in the mirror now and say "oh I hate this and that" I look and say hey I have it now but I won't for long. It's who I am and I may never get rid of it. I can't keep hiding behind stuff because I am unhappy with myself. I am so happy with myself now and have no negative thoughts when I look at it. I see a strong body that has carried me thru some crazy races in one year, who helped me create the most amazing son and a body that will carry me thru my next crazy goals. I am strong and tough!!
That night worked out with my trainer and even though I was feeling flat (mostly diet related) I always feel amazing when I leave. My upper body was so sore but I know my body will soon adapt to the new workouts and it will get better. I always love the new program I get.
Saturday was one of the best days ever. My son and got to go to Calgary for my workout and complete it together. We had to run the stairs at Hugh McBluff off of Memorial Drive. Was so much fun and yet so hard. We slightly modified it as it was a bit crowded. We ran up and then ran the path all the way down and repeated it 8 times. Once done we decided that wasn't enough so did a little 4km run thru Princess Island Park. While we did that we did sprints and acted goofy too. I'm sure the people thought we were nuts but we didn't care. We were having such a great time. Finished off that with us enjoying some sushi. Yummy!! My son is getting more adventurous which is awesome to see. During the stairs my asthma was brutal...wasn't anxiety from the stair thing (think my Spartans are helping that issue big time) but it was from the wind and just going up them. The running part my asthma was all happy and easy going and loved it. Strange it likes running now but not the stairs. I wish it would just suck it up and stop bugging me but I guess it can't and I don't have total control over it. I just gotta make my way around that obstacle of breathing. lol I worked thru it regardless and got it all done and more. Can't wait to go back in May again!!
Sunday was our typical Sunday stuff but we hung out together and ended up watching movies together before bed. Perfect end to an amazing weekend! We got groceries and bought a ton of veggies and healthy stuff to have in the house. Love seeing the fridge full of healthy stuff. No more boxed process crap just eating real food. LOVE IT!! My body is seeing changes and slowly and surly I will get there. Nothing happens overnight like we all wish it would and there isn't a magic pill either. Basically you just gotta get off your butt and work hard for it! The reward will be amazing!!
Until Next time...
Where did March go?? No like seriously... it went by so stinking fast. It feels just like yesterday that we just got back from California. OK I am wishing I was still there but regardless where did it really go?! Now I have a major itch to get to Las Vegas in for the 18th to race my first ever Spartan Race again. I am having serious Spartan race withdrawals. I wish I could make it work but sadly I can't. *insert big sad pouty face here* I am so curious to see how much better I do it this time after all the races and training I have done and am currently doing now. I keep telling myself there is always next year right... still doesn't make me feel better.
I have been busy enjoying life and getting out and having fun on weekends. Went Skiing at Lake Louise the end of March and man I was so slow. lol I am not the skier I once was. I haven't skied there in 19yrs and the last time I was there I wrecked my knee badly and had to have major rehab on it. So I had that in the back of my mind. Not sure why I was so nervous. I mean I do Spartan races that are a lot harder and this is well so much easier. I don't know but my head was messing with me again. Regardless I had a great time with Dave and I feel bad for holding him up since he is a really good skier. I did really like sitting in the Banff Hot Springs for a few hours while people watching. Was nice to sit and relax.
This past weekend was so much fun as well. Started with my son Ty getting to come workout with me with my trainer Lisa. He had so much fun learning new skills to help improve his soccer and school sports he participates in. He also came home with a 20kg power log bag to to train with. I wasn't going to buy it for him if he didn't try it out first. I am so glad he has found the love of working out and keeping active. Then we took off to my friend Colin's place in BC for some fun in the mud. We went to Koocanusa Mud Bogs to tear it up and play in the mud. Was a great time watching others get stuck. Was a super fun weekend visiting friends!!
I am back to studying again to finish Part 2 of my PTS exam and I have booked my CPR course for the end of this month as well. My friend Jacqui is going to be my test subject and I will start working with her at my house shortly. I am on a new workout 4 week session now and with the new stuff the first week is always the hardest.
Below is a picture of my face on that new face product I am using, I am really noticing a big difference and my face is so smooth. I have sensitive skin and I am having no reaction to it. Here is the link to it if you want to find out more. Also your more then welcome to email me too about. You can get your product free if you have three friends order as well. Pretty sweet deal! http://neriumproducts.com/zitsbegone/
I have started a new page called "Products I love". I will post my of reviews of products I try out! Here is the link to it: http://runningmomma.weebly.com/products-i-love.html. I hope to add more to that page soon.
Can you believe I have been writing this blog for three years this month!! Wow has time flown by and things sure have changed with me over those years as well. Its funny to look back and see how and what I wrote about before but also to see what I have done all those years. I sure have come a long way and there is plenty more for me to try. I am comfortable in my skin finally, happy with my life now and over all enjoying and experiencing what ever comes my way. Gotta live your life and have fun along the way. It's all about enjoying the experiences then the material things in life. I want my son to start to appreciate those then be so stuck on the material possessions he has.
Other things are going on in my life but at the moment they are not to important to talk about at this time like the trials and tribulations of dating. Just hopeful for the future but not in any hurry either. Enjoying the self discovery of myself!
Until Next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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