Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunny Weekend Workouts...

The forecast this weekend calls for a whole lot of sunshine. High marks for the weather forecasters as they got it right!

First things first... A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to my sister Amy! She has been training for the Disney Princess Half and crossed into double digit territory with her 10 mile run this weekend. WOO HOO AMY!

As I sat at work on Friday daydreaming about what I would do this weekend (while working diligently on my job of course *cough, cough*), I realized that I had a half marathon coming up on the 19th. I also realized that it had been more than a month since I ran more than 2.5 miles. Oops. Nothing like being behind the gun to test the limits of your endurance.

Lately, I have been a regular at the gym. I concentrate on strength training followed by 30 minutes of cardio. I have really been enjoying exploring other areas of the gym and building up the guns (LOL). Since I have taken a break from distance running post-marathon, I was looking forward to running 10 miles this morning. Don't you love that feeling? Towards the end of race training, long runs can start feeling like work so it is nice to be excited about a long run. Two loops around the mountain and I checked the run off my list.

On my home from Stone Mountain a friend of mine who is a tennis pro called to see if I wanted to hit later in the day. We have sort of a bartering relationship. I create a lot of flyers and email marketing for them and in exchange I get free lessons from time to time. I am not one to EVER pass up a lesson so headed that way after a pit stop at home to shower and eat. So very glad I went as I got a lot out of it and plan to annihilate my opponents tomorrow and then sign up for the Women's Pro Tour. (ha ha)

In closing, I will leave you with this little clip. I played a woman named Karen a couple of weeks ago in tennis who mentioned that the name Karen was popular with ladies in my age bracket because of a sitcom in the mid-60s called "Karen".

The theme song cracks me up. The only thing CR said was "look you both have the same bangs". He is just jealous because he was named after Ricky Ricardo and now I have a TV show namesake too. The story is that his older brother who was 8 or 10 at the time was asked what they should name the baby. He said Ricky Ricardo. LOL. He is still bitter and refuses to watch "I Love Lucy".


Ewa said...

I've been enjoying strength training lately a lot. I have always wondered which is better, cardio first, weights later, or the other way around. Then I decided that since I sweat a lot during cardio I hit weights first. Less wiping so it must be better. :-)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Just imagine, 20 years from now we're gonna have kids runnin' around named Snookie & The Situation

Lauren said...

hehe that cracked me up :)

Amanda said...

Wow, I love the black and white shows, but I've never seen Karen...How fun!

Glad you're having a good time with the gym and that you got a 10 mile run in! Awesome.

Congrats to your sister - she's going to love the Princess Half. So much fun!