Collect your trophy: Pura Vida 5

Live in Florida? Love to CrossFit? Then check out this 5th Annual Competition: PURA VIDA 5 WoD that will be hosted by 26.2 CrossFit, Rockledge FL.

Information is forthcoming soon! 

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I can hardly wait to get the Pura Vida 2017 T-shirt! Just sayin’.


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Snuggle fabric softener and a song in my head

Stopping at Walmart on the way home to purchase some bleach, I spied the Snuggle fabric softener across the aisle. My favorite is the Lavender & Sandalwood scent. But I have not been able to find any in Montgomery. All I have seen here is Lavendar & White Orchid and it was the same at the Walmart tonight. 

Yeah. That was a bummer. Sandalwood is my thing. 

The other day I came across a show on Feeln. It is a series titled LEGACY staring Brett Cullen so I had to check it out. The series, apparently, was not picked up. It ends a bit abruptly at the end of Season 1. 

Yeah. That was a bummer. Unresolved issues are so irritating.

Below is the theme song, by Loreena McKennitt, that is now stuck in my brain. 

Yeah. That is a bummer when only a section of the song, the theme of the unfinished saga, plays repeatedly as a reminder you are left hanging.

Other than that my day has been pretty great. It started off with me pushing my little Wall Ball, Charlie R., in his stroller for a 1.4 mile walk/Granny Shuffle run. I walked 500 meters to warm-up then shuffled 100m then walked 100m cycles until the last 90m when I walked it out. 

Yeah baby. Granny’s got a great pair of shoes. Missing my Brooks but loving my Altras. 

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A little Granny shuffle today

Finally, the spirit of running, well the spirit of the Granny shuffle, kicked in as I made my way around one of my walking routes. It felt amazing. Since my foot drama I have come back with a 100k row and a jumprope challenge and a barely shuffle twenty feet on Monday’s walk.  

For the last few weeks I have been pushing my Wall Ball (my little Charlie R. in his stroller) for a mile plus walk, gradually increasing my walking speed but today  something just took over and I started the real granny shuffle. It was a bit of a shock.

Then my mind kicked in telling me to start some run/walk intervals for time when all of a sudden my mind took over and I started shuffling, not wanting to walk. (It may have happened because I was so close to home and I wanted to be done already.)  And as I shuffled those old feelings of thinking I am a runner popped into my mind. 

I am back. Shuffling, but I am really back. Time to break out the PWR Sandbag and take that shuffle to the next level.

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Got that walk in today!

My little Charlie R. is growing like a weed. His nap time has been fluctuating since returning from his French holiday but this week I think he has totally sorted himself out. He is definitely a morning baby, up early, nap early and then play hard, work hard until it is time to go to sleep. 

Finally we got to go on one of our beloved one-mile walks today and it was wonderful. Hot. Humid. But it was simply glorious.

Love that Map My Run app! Works well for walking too. 

Next time, I will remember to strap on my PWR Sandbag and don my running shoes so we can go faster.

Well, faster is a relative term. 

#GrannyShuffle

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Pratville Swolemate 2017 Games

It was a fantastic day today. The Honey-do and I had a lot of running around today and it was a hot one! I need to get this posted before midnight so just a quick little notation. Shoot… it’s after midnight, darn it! 

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We were able to make it up to Prattville to see Four Teams from Guns Out CrossFit compete in the Swolemate 2017. It was brutal for the teams in this sultry, Alabama heat! It was 94F with a RealFeel of 113F at 56% humidity and that was at 4-5 p.m. in Montgomery so imagine it was pretty close to that 30 mintues up the road, in the Stadium, in the full sun.

Anyway, we got up to the games about 7 and it was still in the mid-90s. Brutal. But there they all were powering through the next two events. 

I was sorry we had to leave before the last two events but my mates were looking pretty awesome. 

174/365 … on day 175 darn it! Missed it by that much…  8 mins.

 

Overheated but I ran: Murph 2017

It was 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a RealFeel® 90 degrees when I got to Guns Out CrossFit this morning. I forgot to check the humidity but my guess is that it was around 60 percent. That was at 8:30 this morning, the day of Murph 2017. 

Because I am so slow at running, I started the WoD early using MapMyRun. I managed to run the mile in 18:17 and got through 3 rounds of 20 ring rows, 40 bar push-ups and 60 air squats. Then I overheated. 

Bummer. But all is well. It feels pretty great for being off of my foot for 7 weeks.

It was uplifting to run, well, shuffle actually, for the entire mile. In my head I was running and I was good. Not once did I think a negative thought about running. All I could think about was foot placement, a little crunch, keep the chin up, shoulders over the hips and arms relaxed – do not swing or cross those hands in front of my body, head up, keep that form and watch your pace.

Thinking of myself as a runner was a mental breakthrough from my first day at 26.2 CrossFit three years ago. I ran truly happy running for a mile. Even in the heat.

I win. 

120/365  ~ dedicated to my running Coaches, Shane Turner and Linda Cowart