Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Man, ya'll are a bunch of goodie-goodies!

I mean that in a good, loving kind of way. But, I have to admit...I'm surprised at how "good" you all are. Of all the supplements and energy shots (small glass--not injection) and pills there are out there, I'm really surprised that hardly any of you use any of this! Somebody is supporting GNC and DSN and all those sports nutrition stores, but I guess it's not (m)any of us.
Well, I'm gonna be honest with you all...I'm not telling what I got at the store last night to take this morning before the race. Each and everyone of you would shake your finger at me and give me the little tsk, tsk, tsk...especially my friends whose names begin with the letter "K."
Here's my lousy excuse, if you must have one:
Today (Saturday--race day) this is what I have ahead of me:
8:10 - meet my buddy Rene so we can go to race site together
9:00 - run 5K
10:00 - Drive 30+ minutes as fast as I can from the race site to the baseball field where Grant is having his first T-ball game ever.
11:00 - Drive back home, take the world's quickest shower, do hair, make up and get dressed and drive 1 3/4 hours to another town where I am hosting a baby shower for up to 50 people. Have to decorate, spread out food, arrange tables & chairs, etc.
3:00 - Host Baby Shower
5:00 - Clean up entire remains of Baby Shower
6:00 - Drive another 1 3/4 hours back home.
I don't know if you followed all that...but there's not a single 1-second break in there anywhere. I NEED ENERGY PEOPLE!
Besides that, even though I really, really wanted to get in bed early last night and get ample just wasn't gonna happen. Matt worked all night long and didn't get home until 4:30 this morning. I was up till 11 cutting up fruit for our chocolate fruit fondue for the shower and getting things prepared and I just can't sleep soundly when Matt's not home. Then I got up at 5:45 this morning so I could make a gallon of my homemade queso (complete with sauteed onions, peppers and tomatoes) and a huge bowl of guacamole. It's now 6:52 and I have just eaten my little bowl of oatmeal and a banana and I am drinking my coffee/cocoa. In about 10 minutes I am going to pop in one of the P90X dvd's and get in a warm-up work out before I leave for the race. Whew!

2 hours 6 minutes until RACE TIME
So...I definitely have the jitters. My stomach is in KNOTS and the good news is I may actually lose a pound or two from sitting on the pot all morning emptying my stomachs' contents. Anytime I get nervous, excited or anxious, this happens. I don't mind it too much since it feels great to get a flat, empty stomach out of the deal! (ha ha--gross!) I have a feeling you were all right, as I had suspected...I am going to have PLENTY of adrenaline rushing through my veins to fuel my feet through the 3.2 miles. Well peeps, it's time for me to say one final goodbye to you all before I do my first ever race. I know it's only a 5K and to you marathon runners out are probably rolling your eyes big time...but try to remember back to when you first started. Plus, by nature, I am not a this is scary.
As for my knee..I've been icing it a couple of times a day. It's still tweaky, so I just PRAY that it hold out until I finish!
Talk to you all again sometime later tonight or tomorrow! Thanks for all your support!


Demi Eliese said...

I can't wait to hear about your results-and I get the same "flat tummy" syndrome too before races, haha!!

I'm not a goodie goodie, I use supplements like what. I think the following are the most important:

1) Protein
2) Creatine
3) Recovery Drink
4) Fat Burners-before cardio workouts
5) Activit vitamins
6) shakeology
7) No explode (BSN product) Muscle building pre-strength training drink.

That's everything I take! Sounds like alot, but to me; it's just apart of my life. I've done it for years (except when I was breastfeeding), and it works for me! :) I think certain things get a bad rap (i.e. fat burners) but there are good ones out there, and they help so much when you use them as directed. Some people equal it to snorting a line of coke, and it's simply not like that! LOL! Creatine also will not make you "bulk up" like alot of women think..unless you take testosterone supplements, or you are a man. Women just don't have the body chemistry to bulk up like a man unless they are taking certain supplements (i.e. testosterone). A smaller does is recommended for women, the Recovery Drink only has 500 MG'S versus the typical "male" amount which is 5 GRAMS of creatine, and if you know the difference between mg's and grams, you'll see there is A BIG difference!

Anywho-I hope your day goes smoothly and joyfully!

In Him and Health-Demi

Miss Got Wings said...

I was thinking about you and your race this morning. Can't wait to hear how it went. Girl, I am sittin here now, just as nervous as you are. It'd be much different if I just had to run these 6 miles by myself, rather than being part of an actual race. But it's also part of the excitement. Look at all you've got going on and you still made time to get in a race today. You rock, simply because of that. Love you girlie. Say a little prayer for me.

Amy said...

Wow! I knew you were a busy mom but holy cow! You are amazing to get that much stuff done in one day! I'm so proud of you for running that 5K! Can't wait to hear your "after" post.
We love you!

Michael said...

Hi! I was just reading some of your comments on another blog regarding pull ups. Here's my tip. You have to make your pullups count, even if you can only do 1 or 100. Focus on isolating your back muscles. You really have to pull until your chin or lower neck reaches the bar. Hold for a second. What also helps isolate those back muscles is negative reps. What you would do is lower yourself SLOWLY back down (all the way down!) and that would count as your rep as well! You will see results, promise! Keep pushing play!

KC said...

Can't wait to hear how the race went! :)