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September Is Going to be EPIC!!!

Today I started with a plan for my 43 and ended up having to do an extremely  modified version!!!  I used my BOSU & stability ball for some hard-core push-ups!! 

BOSU & stability ball

I put my legs on the stability ball and my hands on the upside down BOSU to do push-ups.  Not easy because the BOSU wobbles when it is upside down and the stability ball wants to roll every where – good for the core though because you have to work so hard just to maintain your balance.

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My original plan was to put just my feet on the stability ball and roll the ball in close so that the push-up was more of a pike position – Um…..that move needs some serious work!!!

I did one of my favorite workouts – Turbo Fire!!!  Today I did Fire 45  – 45 minutes of nonstop cardio that is super fun because Chalean keeps the energy high and the music going!

Screen shot 2013-09-01 at 9.15.57 AMSeptember – so many fun and exciting things coming up this month!!

1.  Friday night high school football games – Jordan is in marching band and has his first game in just a few days!!

marching band
marching band

2.  Cross country meets – Hunter is running middle school cross country.  The meets are on Saturday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, a Wednesday meet (it varies).  He has 6-8 meets in the next month!!!

one of my favorite sports!!
one of my favorite sports!!

3.  Texas Longhorn football!!!  College football is back and I’m hoping that the Longhorns have a better season than they have the past few years.  

supporting the Horns even when dressed for church!
supporting the Horns even when dressed for church!

They are off to a good start with a 56-7 win last night!!!  Hook ’em Horns!!!

4.  This is the first month of our new business!  This month we have several weddings/receptions booked and I’m going to work on some of my plans to add in more events at our venue!!!

5.  In 2 short weeks (just 14 more days!) I will have accomplished 2 huge goals:
      365 consecutive daily 43s
      365 days with a daily blog post

6.  And – IT’S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!Screen shot 2013-09-01 at 9.06.15 AM   2 weeks from tomorrow I will start in with a new goal and a new challenge – Daily 44s starting with my birthday run – 44 miles!!!! 

What is going to be epic in your September?

Happy Sunday & Happy September!!!



Big Plans and Goals

Today I used a medicine ball for my 43Medicine Balls

I don’t know if you can tell, but the ball in the top left has handles on it (handy, huh?!).  It is an 8 pound ball and was perfect for today’s move.

I did a sit-up with an overhead press at the top of the move.

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This was a nice 43 to work my abs and boy do they need it!!  It’s been almost 2 weeks since I had a true workout and I can tell!!!

So, in 17 days I will be at Day Screen shot 2013-05-06 at 8.36.10 AM for my Daily 43.  That means that I have another super long run planned – 250 minutes (4 hours and 10 minutes).

My goal for the run is to run a steady 8:00 minutes/mile pace.  If I do that then I will run just over Screen shot 2013-05-06 at 8.38.16 AM31 miles!!!

However, I didn’t plan on losing 2+ weeks of training and conditioning.  I’m a little worried that I might not be able to meet my goal.

So, I may have to adjust my goal a little – I still plan to run 250 minutes.  I might just have to cut myself a little slack on my pace and distance covered.  Screen shot 2013-05-06 at 8.44.57 AM

At least I still have 2.5 weeks to prepare – and by prepare I mean let my legs continue to heal and hopefully start working out again!!!

What do you do when the circumstances of life interfere with your plans and goals?

My plan is to adjust and keep on pushing!!!

Happy Monday!!