Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Off With a BANG!

My legs are screaming!

Today was Day 1 of the the Legs Love Lunges Challenge! I am super excited that a good number of you have accepted the challenge! If you missed it you can check it out HERE! It’s not too late to join the fun! Let me know if you want in!

Here are the peeps who have accepted the challenge thus far:



Track Coach (how about that adorable wife of yours? Huh?)

La Historiadora



Shellyrm aka Jogging Stroller Mama


That is EIGHT (8) of you, 9 counting myself, who will have awesomely (yes, that is a word) powerful legs in one (1) month! Or so I hope!

So today I ran 4 miles and a half mile cool down with AN the RB! It was a good morning for a run! The air was cool with a slight breeze! I’m trying to stay away from the mid-day runs, I have learned my lesson. Period.

We did our 4 miles in 35:03 (8:44 pace). Then we ran an extra .25 and walked about .25 home. Once we got back to the house, you guessed it…LUNGES time. My legs were already sore from the weights yesterday, but a challenge is a challenge and my lunges days will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. I have also accepted The Hard Core Challenge hosted by Jamoosh. I will be doing the core workout on the same days as the lunges. That’s right folks. A-Dawg is getting crazy up in here. Yo. If you need a translation that means I am getting serious on some cross training!


So here is me and AN the RB doing our lunges:

andria lunges me lunges

AN the RB’s form looks great…mine on the other hand, NOT SO MUCH. See how my right leg is? It should not be angled inward. It should be straight out in front of me with my knee directly over my ankle, making a 90 degree angle. I am going to have to really work on my form.

This evening I told the Hubs about my challenge and he decided he would participate too, which of course means that LB and Lazy Dog are joining the fun…

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Tomorrow is a solo 7 miler. Woe is me.

And have I mentioned lately that I am supposed to be doing a triathlon this coming weekend? Yeah, I’m registered for a Sprint Tri. I guess I’ll decide on Friday if I will do it or not. I don’t really want to do it alone. My friend RED, who shall remain nameless, is not participating anymore. Who can blame her though, really? It is a HUGE ordeal and will SWALLOW the whole entire weekend: Packet pickup Sat in Seattle, set up bike transitions after 11 AM Saturday, then to the race at 6 AM Sunday. I guess it does leave time for other stuff, kind of. But doing a race by myself is just no fun. The Hubs, AN the RB and my Official Race Crew (at least I think she offered) have all offered to come cheer me on so I will decide. Oh and did I mention I also have to do a long run Sat AM? Yeah, so the tri may just be the end of me….

Today I am grateful for:

A good run with AN the RB!

Awesome summer evenings spent outside and in the yard.

Wild blackberries that grow in our alley…yum!

PINK. It’s my favorite color.


  1. I'll be posting pic soon. Great action photos of everyone doing their lunges!

    A tri and a long run. You are so hard core...make sure hubbs scrapes you up off the ground after all that killer working out! A tri, a long run and what? TWO challengens! I feel tired just typing it.

    Enjoy it all!

  2. Fine, Adorable Wife begrudgingly signs up due to peer pressure! My lunge numbers will be low because of my knee (and I loathe them) but I will do them 3 times a week! I may hate you all. Just sayin.

  3. Oh no, not you too! With all due respect (this is just my opinion and it really isn't worth that much), what's up with all the crazy colors and different font sizes? It's SO hard to read!

    Okay, on to more fun topics. You rock. Seriously, you blow my mind. And even tho it was several posts ago, I feel compelled to tell you how much I love the pics of you and RED in 2008 vs now. Cause if you can do that, so can I! Well, maybe. As soon as I finish that Vanilla Fudge Twirl ice cream...

  4. I may have to integrate lunges into my workout sooner than later - but I already have great looking legs...

  5. I'll lunge vicariously through the 9 of you... I absolutely hate lunges! BTW - I like the font/color changes on the blog :)

  6. I posted on your original thread that I'd love to accept your challenge too!

  7. Jamoosh's comment kills me - oh to have the confidence of a MAN! or girly-man ;)

    Enjoy the SOLO run!!

  8. Great reminder to do my lunges. I think the office is as good a place as any - don't you?

  9. That was not very nice, A-Dawg. For those who don't know, my hubby also recently returned from overseas and we have a date this weekend instead of the triathlon that is sucking the life out of our Saturday and Sunday. SO THERE. And do box jumps and power squats with a medicine ball count in your challenge? I am still sore from those last week.....

  10. I'm laughing at the pic of your family wondering what your dog is thinking. Crazy humans - can't we just walk normally?

  11. Awesome job on your run and the lunges!

  12. that is quite the weekend!! I think you should do the TRI and shorten your long run by a couple miles!

  13. EEEEEKKKK. I am always super shredded after lunges, so I'm going to pass on that one. BUT, since I am sort of the inspiration for the hard core club, I'm TOTALLY in on that!!!!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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