A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Run Forest ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnnn!

So after my 5k run the other day (which by the way I didn't run the whole way I had a few 1-2min walking breaks) I had it in my head that was going to do a different route...(cause that's how fast I get bored) from my house to the lake it's 3k and it's a straight line of sidewalk. So my goal was to run to the lake the whole 3k without stopping. I was so excited about this, all day it was on my mind.

So after a day of doing my motherly duties of attending play dates, wiping noses and butts, cheering on peeing in the toilet, making sandcastles in the sand box, holding a bowl for my 3yr to puke into...which he missed and spit right in my face, doing bath time and being sure to clean the sand out of both the boys ears and puke of the face, reading 'My Pretty Kitty' and 'How do I love you' followed by lots of wonderful hugs and kisses.......I was ready, it was my time now! So I washed the puke off my face and got changed.

I like running at night for some reason....maybe because I HATE having to wake up early. This Mama LOVES her sleep, plus the cool in the air gives me energy...it's refreshing.

So I put on my gear..which by the way I think I'm starting to look pretty hot in and the smile that my husband had on his face when he say me confirms that ;) I told him about my goal of running the whole 3k to the lake, he said "Cool, good luck!"...I got my tunes pumping in my ear and my iPhone app, RunKeeper set (it tracks me GPS and tells my how far I run, time, calories burned and shows me my route I took on a google map....very cool) as I was heading out the door I turned to my husband and said, "I was going to say here goes nothing, but really here goes something!".......and I was off!!

First hurtle to over come is learning how to catch my breath without stopping... I did it! Once I did that I KNEW I was going to make it.......then I made it to the lake, but I felt good so I turned the corner and keep running!!!! I had a spot in mind that I would run to then stop to walk.....but I passed that spot and kept running!!!!! at that point I decided and KNEW I was going to run the rest of the way home...the whole way I kept thinking about how I was going to tell my husband this. In the end I ran 6.57k! I could not even believe that my legs kept moving......the power of the mind is an amazing thing!

Ok now time to do my homework...I'm all warmed up now :) I LOVED it, I had sweat dripping from my chin...I sweat like a man and I LOVE it. I even beat the number of burpees I did in a min during my fit test on Sat :)...so I tracked how many of each exercise I did so that when I do it again this week I will try to beat those numbers. I find that to be a good way to push myself.

So I'm still getting over the shock of running all that way tonight, I'll give it sometime to sink it. In the mean time...cue the face plant into my pillow.....



  1. That's really exciting!!! It's all about setting a goal and achieving it. The weather has been co-operating. Feels good to be outside again. OH, those nasty Burpees...Have a great sleep!

  2. WOO HOO!!!!! Loved your blog. Way to go.

    You are VANAWESOME!!!!!