My last week of Holiday Booty Buster Challenge went like this:
--12/31 40 minutes of swim = 4 points
--1/1 8 mile run = 8 Double points for a run that day = 16 +1 (fruits/veggies) +1 (participating in Resolution Run) = 18
--1/2 1 hour of tennis = 6 + 1 veggies = 7
--1/3 1 hour of spin = 6 + 1 veggies = 7
--1/4 4 mile run = 4
--1/5 30 minutes spin and 60 min tennis 3 + 6 + 1 veggie = 10
--1/6 50 minutes of swim = 5
All in all a pretty good week.
This overlapped with KDub's 70.3 Half Ironman Challenge which began 1/1 and ends tomorrow. You had to complete a half Ironman in an 11 day period. For those not in the know a 1/2 ironman is:
2100 yds swim
56 mile bike
13.1 mile run
I completed this challenge today. Yay me! The bike part was the hardest for me. 1 hour on the spin only equaled 16 miles so I had to get to the spin bike a bit more often than my usual. Here is the total for how that went:
1/1--8 mile run 1:12
1/3--16 miles on spin bike 60 minutes
1/4--4 mile run 35:12
1/5--8 miles on spin bike 30 minutes
1/6--2100 yd swim in 44 minutes
1/7--10 miles on stationary bike 31 minutes
1/8--3.1 mile road race 24 minutes
1/9--8 miles on spin bike 30 minutes
1/10--16 miles on spin bike 60 minutes
I am an Ironman!
I know. Not really. Just let me wallow in my dream land for a little while...
Karen will choose a couple of random winners from those that complete the challenge so I have a chance to win something. (probably the only time I will ever have a chance to win something by completing an Ironman...)
Lastly, I got some new running gear in the mail today! I received an email from Running Skirts advertising a sale they were having on some of their skirts. So, of course, I felt the need to make a purchase! Ordinarily, because I am frugal (read: cheap) $72 for a capri skirt is a little high priced, but the sale price brought it down to $43 which is reasonable. Here is the cute little number I purchased.
of course, that is me modeling it.....ha
I know! Awesome, right? It is even better in real life. The material is so soft and comfy and I love the pockets on the side. I will be Miss Stylin' at the next race I run in. I just need to find a cute top to match now.
I also got just the skirt (with athletic shorts underneath) and a tank top. This will have to wait until much warmer weather.
I got this one in the blue with yellow on the side and a yellow tank to match. You should be able to see me from a mile away. This should assure that I don't miss out on any photo taking at the finish line again. Cute
bright outfit = good race photos, right?
I might have to start a Running Skirts Collection. Do you suppose they take children as payment? I have three. I could spare one or two…. I kid. I kid.
*Addendum*--this post was written yesterday but due to either blogger error or computer idiot error (or both), I lost half this post and had to rewrite it multiple times! Then it wouldn't save what I rewrote. Talk about an aggravating day! So, I apologize if this post lacks my usual clever writing style and wit. (Go with me. I'm still in dream land. You know, the place where I am witty and have completed an Ironman?) It's hard to be witty when you've written the same thought 4 times.