Hobbies and Passions in the Mid Atlantic forum: Sports and Physical Activities #2~July~2011

 
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Imagesallyg
Oct 7, 2011 9:20 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
May be too gorgeous out for the gym today, I have plenty of yard stuff I can do, and the day off Monday so I could sub in a class that day that I usually cannot. Have to enjot these beautiful days when we have them!!
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 9, 2011 12:13 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ok.....Everybody ready for their workout?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyq3tKhSrv0&feature=related
Imagedixiegalpa
Oct 11, 2011 8:13 AM CST
Name: Debbie S
Central PA
Hitting lots of milestones this yea
I am going to work on working out again. I don't have time to get to the zumba classes that are local...maybe soon I can try again. I really liked it...but its def hard to do, but the instructors seem to be pretty good about showing the steps at our local classes. So I am hoping I can go again soon. But at home I am going to work out with my wii and PS3 games. I have a couple different ones and I also plan to buy the zumba fitness for the ps3. TG things are starting to slow down here:)
mama of a 7yr old Wolf Scout.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 11, 2011 9:36 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The On Demand TV has a lot of good exercise sessions. This morning I tried one designed to target back fat. It was pretty good, but I had to keep protecting that one shoulder from over use.
Imagebitbit
Oct 11, 2011 10:42 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
It took a little while, but here are pictures from my race.

Pre-race, the veggie warriors:
Thumb of 2011-10-11/bitbit/d59897

Me with my post-race snack:
Thumb of 2011-10-11/bitbit/881ce5

And the rest of the crew post-race:
Thumb of 2011-10-11/bitbit/ca5707
Imagestormyla
Oct 11, 2011 10:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! Those are really cute Bit!! I was trying to look at your feet to see if you had your new running shoes on. What happened to your blue hair? Do you not wear it all year long?
Imagebitbit
Oct 11, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I am wearing my new shoes in those photos. I like them so much that I can't imagine running a race in regular sneakers anymore. Amazingly, they came out of the wash pretty much their original color... my shirt and shorts are both a bit browner now.

I've had to go to a "normal" color for teaching this semester. It's rather drab, but I'm sure one day I'll be able to bring back the blue.
Imagestormyla
Oct 11, 2011 11:24 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! I was trying to figure out what you all were drenched in that turned all of your clothes that color. Did you have to change your hair even before your interview? I'm glad that your new shoes worked out for you. Thumbs up

The guy in that kitty exercise video that I posted is married to a girl with neon pink hair. She is often in some of his kitty videos and has her own series of rabbit videos.
Imagebitbit
Oct 11, 2011 11:32 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Lots of mud. The last of the dozen obstacles in the race is a mud pit that you have to slither through on your belly, with barbed wire about a foot above it. Just before that you jump through fire. Most of the others are climbing of one sort or another.

I don't interview for the teaching positions here - they're open to all grad students in the department, and the faculty decide who will teach what class. My boss always puts my name in for the class that he's in charge of, so I teach it every fall. Usually I don't teach in the spring, but I think I'll have to this year, as my other source of funding has run dry.

My boss never specifically said not to dye my hair, but I just felt that it wasn't a good idea to do it mid-semester. I might change my mind in the spring. I've actually been thinking of doing pink next. I used to despise the color, and I'm not at all a girly girl, but I've been liking the idea more and more the last couple years.
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 11, 2011 12:18 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
You look great Bit. My daughter Jen and her DH are signed up for something next spring. It is in the Poconos and it's 10 miles. Don't have all the details. While I was vacationing the yoga/water aerobics teacher was talking about your toe shoes. I knew just what she was talking about. Hilarious!
Life is Great! Holly
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Imagebitbit
Oct 11, 2011 1:06 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Thanks Jen! I had so much fun that day.

There is a ten mile race similar to the Warrior Dash called the Tough Mudder. I would love to run it one day, but I need a lot of training before I could attempt it - this one was 3.5 miles, and even running that far was a stretch for me. Both are offered at different sites throughout the country.
Imagestormyla
Oct 11, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! So Bit, did you get into the shower with all of your clothes on? I remember when I came off of a safari, our clothes were so dirty that we all did.
Imagebitbit
Oct 11, 2011 1:40 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I wish I'd taken a picture, but there was a big sign near the finish line "Warrior Wash". I was expecting outdoor showers or something of the like, but it just led us back into the river Hilarious! So many people had washed before me that the river water was almost as muddy as the mud pit.

I did take my clothes into the shower for a pre-rinse once I got home. No way I was letting all that mud into my washing machine!
Imagesallyg
Oct 13, 2011 9:03 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Yay, you, bitbit. Boy did your birght clothes get mudsoaked!!!
That warrior dash site looks like a total blast. I am not sure whether to show my son (20 yo) or not. Any feedback on the way it was run- well done, or not? Time of day you ran? I see they have a range of start times. I wonder if the early ones are really jammed...
I note they have a link for applications- if the job pickins are slim for the summer, I will let him check that out.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 14, 2011 4:54 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
It does look like fun.
Life is Great! Holly
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Imagebitbit
Oct 14, 2011 5:15 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Sally, I thought it was very well organized overall. Their liquor license got pulled at the last minute, so there was no beer at the finish line like usual, but I think that was more likely the state's fault than the race organizers'. They sent an email to all participants the night before letting us know, and compensated us with free parking and free registration for next year's race, which is a much bigger value than a beer. That was really the only thing that seemed to go off-plan.

It is a really huge event, but they do a good job of keeping lines short, for everything from registration to food. Even the porta-potty line wasn't too awful. It did take us a while to park (in a corn field), but they did a decent job of keeping traffic moving in an area that isn't built to accommodate so many visitors.

They limit the run to 500 people per wave (start time), and I ran in the 1:30 wave. You wear a chip that records when you pass the starting and finish lines, so you aren't penalized in your time by starting at the back of the pack. I started at the very back, and still finished in a pretty good time. I heard from my friends closer to the front that sometimes they had to wait to go over an obstacle, but I only had to wait once, and not long.
Imagedixiegalpa
Oct 14, 2011 5:26 AM CST
Name: Debbie S
Central PA
Hitting lots of milestones this yea
Jamie really wants to run it next year...gonna have to check into it more. I think he'd really have fun...getting muddy is his thing:) LOL
mama of a 7yr old Wolf Scout.
wife of wonderful hubby of 9 yrs:)
Secretary of Pack Committee 284
Asst Den Leader,PTO mama,SAHM
Imagebitbit
Oct 14, 2011 5:39 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
It was a lot of fun. I expected to get muddy, but definitely got muddier than expected.

Lots of people wear costumes, too. There was a couple who finished shortly behind me - she was in a white dress and carrying a bouquet, and he wore a jacket and tie... not sure if they were newlyweds or just having fun, but it was cute when he carried her across the finish line.
Imagesallyg
Oct 14, 2011 8:09 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Sounds like a blast. I might even like it,,if I don't have to run, and the weather is quite nice that day...I think there's a May one in PG CO, east of DC...might work out for DS and friends.
this is part of the festivities of when he came back from Montana summer job...Thumb of 2011-10-14/sallyg/36095c
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 14, 2011 8:28 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Great picture of the kids Sal! Thumbs up

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