Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mud Run #2

If you've never done a Mud Run, you've got to do it!
The first one I did was at the Great Park, which is the picture on my first post.
This is my second one.
(two years later)
I did it with a group of friends from the gym.

We had a blast!

The first one I did, I actually placed.
2nd in  my age bracket.
 (Seniors, Masters, the Old People Group)

This one, I don't think we placed,
but I had 
thee best time e-ver!

Mud in my hair,
and there,

Ha Ha!

Karla never mentioned the 
that we would be SLIDING into.

If I had known prior to the run about that LAKE of MUD,
I honestly would have hesitated about doing the run,
because I am the type of girl who does NOT like to get my hair wet.


I don't go swimming because of that.
I don't do Triathalons because of that.
I don't EVER go out w/my hair wet, because of that.

Well, I did that day.
It was  a blast and I'm SOOOOO glad 
Karla never told me.

HUGE risk for me to go down that slide.
I won't mention any names, but one of the girls actually opted out of the slide,
for what I think was that same reason I wouldn't have.

I was brave!

I took a risk!


Why do I worry about things so silly as that?

Do you ever opt out of things because you're afraid of how you'll look?

I think I do that more than I'd like to admit.
I need to stop it

What will you do, regardless of how silly you'll look?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

About Me

About Me

Ok, I know. One more blog? REALLY?This is classic Sanguine Personality behavior. Start, start, and start, but rarely finish.The funny thing is that starting something far better than not starting or even trying, right? The goal of this blog is to encourage, educate and inspire you to work on becoming YOUR best!!

I do not have any fitness/health degrees, however, I have been an athlete since the 5th grade, was an All-League Basketball player in High School, ran track and played volleyball for our high school, and I have continued to take Physical Fitness classes while working towards my Teaching Degree in College.

I have struggled with a poor body image & low self-esteem and had been overweight for most of my childhood and teen years. After the birth of my first child, I gained an excess amount of weight and was sick of not feeling or looking my best so I did something about it!

I have found that going to the gym and hitting the weights has transformed me, inside AND out.I love it and could not imagine my life without exercise.I have been active all of my life, but not until I started understanding the tie between the mind and body, did my body begin to change into a healthier, stronger version of ME!I have come a long way and although I am in my 40's, I feel stronger, healthier and more confident than ever!

Let's work on becoming our BEST together!