Archive for June, 2012

Color Me Crazy

Well, here it is. Months of training and hard work are about to come to fruition. My very first 5K is tomorrow!! I’ve huffed and puffed, cursed and doubted, had victories and losses, but tomorrow it’s all about celebration! I finally hit the 3 mile running-without-stopping mark and I am so proud of myself no matter what. The Color Run is in Cleveland way early in the morning and it is going to be awesome. If you don’t know what The Color Run is, let me tell you…

The Color Run is a benefit run held in multiple cities throughout the US. The money from the Cleveland run will be going toward local charities including a playground fund for one of the schools. This run is not timed and you can run, walk, crawl, cartwheel or line dance your way to the finish line. It is a family event and people of all ages and physical fitness levels are welcome. Here’s where it gets crazy. You start off wearing white and at every K of the race there will be certified ‘color throwers’ that throw powdered paint at all the runners. Each K is a different color so by the time you reach the finish line, you are no longer wearing white! 🙂 Once you hit the finish line, you hang around for the color cloud. Every runner gets one packet of powdered paint in their race packet and every 15 minutes  at the finish line every runner throws their paint into the air creating a giant cloud of colors that covers everyone! Crazy right? YES!

I am so pumped about this! So here is to my teammates who will run and laugh and get painted with me! Good luck team Taste The Rainbow!

Be Jealous. We are about to have a blast!


Only Me…

Sorry for the long absence…I told you I wasn’t good at keeping up with these things….


Anyways…moving on….So last weekend was Memorial Day weekend and I was super excited becuase my bf and I were going to go to Cambrige for camping, four wheeling, food and guns. ( I wasn’t so thrilled about the guns, but he was… 🙂  ) Last week was just like any other week. I spent my mornings at the gym and the afternoons looking for a job and running errands and whatnot. Friday’s are my long days at the gym. I take a water aerobics class at 7:30, then I run 1-2 miles and then take a 55 minute fitness class. I usually have no problem with this. Well last week, I ran into a problem. Squatted into it would be more accurate I suppose… There was about ten minutes left in the class and we were doing a pyramid of these things called flurry squats ( I prefer my flurries from McDonalds…) You squat really low and your arms are upper-cutting (is that a word??) really fast and then you start jumping your squats while upper-cutting. We did ten seconds, twenty seconds and thirty seconds. After we were done with that I felt something that wasn’t quite right in my back, so I decided to take it real easy the last of the class. Well then it was hard to breathe and I couldn’t twist at all…uh oh.


I left the gym thinking that I must have tweaked my back. Those of you who know me, know that I have a lot of back issues/hip issues. Usually the pain is in my lower right back, but Friday it was in my mid back. I couldn’t take a deep breath or twist without any pain. So I called my chiropractor (you’d think he would be on speed dial by now…) and made an appointment for that afternoon. There was no way I was going to miss Memorial Weekend and all the fun that was bound to occour! I get to the Dr’s and he yells at me, of course. (Did I mention that I had just seen him Monday…) He pushes around on my back and then informs me that I popped a rib out of place. Seriously!?!?!? Only I can pop a rib out of place at the gym. Ugh. He proceeds to pop it back in place. Now. I don’t know if you have ever had anything dislocated or not, but I’m pretty sure putting it back hurts worse then popping it out. I’m sure I said “fudge monkeys” at least 5 times (yes acutally “fudge monkeys”) and the Dr kept laughing at me telling me to relax. That is not an easy thing to do when you feel like your Dr is about to squish you like a bug…. He finally gets it into place and shows me how to stretch it out and then told me to take it easy….crap. I wanted to go crazy this weekend. So I asked him what my restrictions are and he said “Well, what are your plans this weekend?” I told him I was doing what every American was doing…Barbeque and camping and….four wheeling….. His face was priceless. He flat out laughed at me and said “You get on it and tell me how your ribs feel after.”  Well, he didn’t say no! 😉


Good news, I went camping AND four wheeling and my ribs did okay!! Better news? My bf got me to shoot a gun for the first time. I shot a .22 rifle and my best round was 9/15 hits. Not too shabby! 🙂 Best news? I had an amazing weekend despite my injury.


Something to ponder about today….I dislocated a rib at the gym, how hard did you work out today?  🙂


Happy Friday ya’ll!