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Thank You, Thank You!!

Today’s 44 was a nice stretch/resistance move.  I used some rubber tubing – 

the green without handles was today's choice!
the green without handles was today’s choice!

and did a side lying kick.

side one ready to go
side one ready to go
kick out (keep resistance on the band)
kick out (keep resistance on the band)

By pulling the band tight, this was a nice little strength move that also felt pretty good on my hips!!  And, of course, I had to flip over and do another set of 44.

side 2 - ready
side 2 – ready
kick and pull band tight
kick and pull band tight

I’m ready to start getting in some fun workouts again – a couple days off is always plenty for me!!!

Today was Garage Boot Camp – we did Tabata!!!  This is always a great way to get in a really intense workout in a short amount of time and like I always tell myself – you can do anything for 20 seconds!!!!

Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 6.55.18 AMThe past couple of days have been a little overwhelming – I have been completely humbled by all of the sweet comments from so many of you and don’t feel like I have the words to adequately express how much I appreciate each and every one of you!!!  

Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 6.59.20 AMMore than the act of blogging –  I love the wonderful bloggers that I have gotten to know!!!  

A couple of y’all even gave me shout-outs in your posts the past day or two and while I feel very undeserving I also want to say Thank-you!!!  

Amy @ Run Write Hike is fixing to rock yet another marathon this coming weekend and she was so sweet to include me in a list of inspirational races this past weekend.

Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom who just got a huge PR on Sunday at the Chicago Marathon said I helped keep her motivated during her marathon (good thing she didn’t know at the time that I hadn’t finished!!).

My sister, Mandi, has a blog that she updates occasionally – hopefully she will start to blog more soon (she is pregnant with her 2nd child!!!) – hint, hint.  Yesterday she wrote the sweetest post about running  – just thinking about it is making me cry (again!!).

And thanks to those of y’all who so very sweet to tweet me even though I suck at the whole twitter thing!!!  Cori, Amy, Barbara

Thank you also to so many of my real life friends who commented through FaceBook – some of you I see often and some not as often as I would like but I am very grateful to all of y’all!!!

And, of course, Chris who has hung out with me the past couple of days and just let me cry or vent when I felt like it and watched hours of Modern Family – so much more fun to be a bum with someone else!!!

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So, again, I just want to thank all of y’all for not only listening to me go on and on about the race last week but for taking the time to read about my experience at the race and to leave such encouraging comments!!!  The incredible blogging community is why I love spending time blogging every single day!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!


Sketchy Internet & Huge Hugs!!!

Today I did a challenging 43 for sure – single leg burpees!!  And since I have 2 legs, I actually had to do 2 sets of 43 for a total of 86 burpees!  This was probably one of the most challenging 43s that I have done this year!!

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Chris actually filmed this yesterday after my run (that’s why I’m a sweaty mess!!) but I did all 43 x 2 this morning!!!

I realized while I was doing the single leg burpees that my left leg is my weaker leg!!!  The move was “easier” with the right side (that easier is relative!!!) but I struggled a lot on the left!!!

I also did Les Mills Combat – Combat 45 which is one of my favorites!!!  Lots of great plyo moves.  This is a great way to get an awesome workout in under an hour!!  And, all the punching and kicking help work my core, too.

The internet/WiFi in my hotel is awful – very slow!!  I guess it is a sign that I need to take a small break.  Last night after I got checked in I was going to try to catch up on my BlogLovin reads (I think there were about 140 new posts) but the internet was so slow that after trying for 10 minutes to pull up a site I decided it wasn’t meant to be!

THANK YOU to so many of you for the sweet words you left on yesterday’s post.  I haven’t been able to reply (see above paragraph) but I read every comment and appreciated all of the kind words, thoughts and “hugs”!!!

Today and tomorrow will be spent with family remembering Poppa. Saturday after the services and everything else I will reverse my 8 hour drive to get back home to my boys. (They didn’t make the trip because it is hard enough for me to do all this driving in 3 days but add in the boys and OY!!!  Plus, since they have just been in school a week I hated to have them miss 2 days – that is a lot of makeup work!!!)

Happy Friday!


 PS – Carly @ Fine Fit Day featured me as a “fit mama” today.