Monday, March 7, 2011

Crustacean Nation

What a crazy weekend we had!  So busy busy busy.  As I blogged about before, we had classes and cookies on Saturday and Sunday brought us to the semi-pro basketball league in Portland to watch our elementary school's dribbling club perform before the game.  The girls did a great job and what a fun way to end the season! 
Here's a look at the girls doing their routine.  My daughter, S, is at the top of the key on the right.  Our team is the Red Claws.  Awesome huh?  Where else can you go and see semi-pro ball where the mascot is a lobster??
Crusher!  Anyway, the Red Claws do a great job promoting family fun at their games and we all had a great time.  Thank you Red Claws!

I am still very sore from my jiu-jitsu fitness class on Saturday.  I'm not sure which exercises made me so sore, but 2 days later and I still can't walk right!  Is it this 'over 40' thing kicking in?  ugh.  I don't think I'll be able to do my double class today like usual, but I will try.  Exercise goals for the week include:
Mon:  spin 1/2 hr (maybe....), cardio tennis
Tues:  spin
Wed:  Spin/strength training
Thurs: cardio tennis/ run 4 miles
Friday:  swim 1 mile
Sat:  highly dependent on S's basketball tourney, but run 4 miles
Sun: rest or run 4 miles

I have signed up for the Cupcake Virtual 1/2 Marathon so I need to bump up my running to reach that goal.  Here is the link if you are interested:

They were so kind as to allow multiple runs to reach the 1/2 or full marathon goal, so this is one I can participate in.  I'm just not up to running 13 miles straight at this time.  Not sure I'll ever get there!  So it requires me running a few times a week to get to that number 13.1 over a two week period.  Which is fine because the noreaster tri is coming up in just a few short weeks! 

I'm trying not to think about it because I'm beginning to get nervous.  Even though it's my first one, I'm really wanting to do well.  I don't want to just finish.  I want to get a decent time and not embarass myself.  My parents are going to come and bring my kids so I'll have a small cheering section, which will be nice.  But I still want to do well.  Please don't let me be last, please don't let me be last.

Here's to another week closer to hopefully, not coming in last.  Have a great day!


Christi said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am going to try your suggestions!

Bobbi said...

I really like this Cupcake Marathon, but the timing.... I need to spend more time in the pool and on the bike....

Teamarcia said...

Cute mascot! The jiu jitsu workout sounds interesting.