October 7

It's a rainy day in my part of Florida. Here is the lovely forecast from the Weather Channel:

Showers and thunderstorms developing around 1pm. Mostly cloudy with temperatures rising to near 83F. SSW winds shifting to SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall possibly over one inch. 

Ugh. It was raining throughout my workout at CrossFit En Fuego so my post-wod walk become a post-wod row. 3,000 meters. Good enough.

We began our WOD (workout of the day) with back squats. 7 sets of 3. Moderately heavy weight. We (the girls I workout with) always have a bad habit of starting too light and then at the end thinking "we should have started heavier." NEXT TIME I WILL REMEMBER!! But regardless, I PR'd a 3 rep back squat. This is an honest to goodness photo. I am not staging the look on my face. People always tell me "Jenny, your face is always so full of expression." I guess maybe they are right! Tongue Out

After the back squats, we moved in to our WOD, a girl named Annie. Annie is one of my favorite girls.

100 single jump rope, 50 situps, 80 single jumps, 40 situps, etc....

In April it took me 10:43 to complete the WOD. Today 8:43! I shaved EXACTLY 2 minutes off my Annie time. Smile That's a PR in my book!! Woot woot!!

Felt great when I was finished. Almost wanted to do another round, but the 10am class was coming in, so I went to do my rowing.

Now with the lousy weather, I guess I'll do some laundry and clean the house up a bit. I'll probably go to Publix too for some after school snacks for the kids. And I need to write a few blog posts reviewing some stuff I did last week.

I'm already dreaming about my Wednesday co-op from Carlita's Bowl. I am out of fruit. Undecided

What was your workout today??

October 6

I am tired. After a whirlwind of a day yesterday, I just want to go to sleep.

After we did the Race for the Cure yesterday my mom, the kids and I drove up to Orlando to experience Sea World's Spooktacular event (more details on this to come later.)

We arrived at the park at 11:30am, and left close to 7pm. Remember we woke up at 5am to participate in a race. We stopped at an I-4 rest area to change out of our race clothing and in to our Spooktacular outfits!

When we made it home last night my husband had made a wonderful stew with hot biscuits. That meal hit the stop after a day of pretty lousy theme park food (and more to come on that, too!!)

I was the first one up this morning close to 8am! I started breakfast and the house slowly started to wake-up. I took the coffee maker out of the house, and we have no creamer, so James drove up to the store and got a cup of coffee for my mom and himself. I played catch-up on a few social media chores, my mom played with the kids, I took a shower, and Nanny left. Cry We always miss her when she goes! But she'll be back in 2 weeks for James and I to attend an adult only Halloween party (I still don't know what to dress up as....any ideas??)

We spent the afternoon shopping. We're planning some pretty massive home renovations in the next few months. 2 total bathroom remodels, as well as a kitchen remodel. Installing new sliding glass doors, all new flooring, and the starting phases of turning our garage in to a liveable space. Thankfully we have nearly identical taste when it comes to furniture type stuff, so deciding on sinks, granite, etc., was pretty easy. 

James has also been working on building a side shed for my push lawnmower.

I'm nearly done with Discovery of Witches. It's a pretty weak read, but it kept me entertained on the car ride today while James took us from store to store, so I'll probably read the sequel.

What are you reading these days??

Race for the Cure-Recap

Disclaimer: Race for the Cure provided me and my family race registrations for the 15th annual Race for the Cure. No other forms of compensation were received. All opinions are my own.

Whew!! What a Saturday!! We were so busy!!

We started our morning at 5am. Me, my mom and my Irish Triplets were heading down to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

My mom was honored as a survivor and there was a special ceremony. She just reached her 10 year anniversary September 12, 2013.

Ronin ran the race with my friend Raffi from Running Betty, Haley and I walked, and Ella and my mom stayed together. And we all met up together at the finish line.

We also met up with Denise from RunDMT who completed the 15k challenge!! Here we are! Me, Denise, Raffi and Ronin photo bombing us!!

Nanny got a special medal for being a survivor.

 

This was such a wonderful race, honoring breast cancer survivors, and remembering those who lost the battle.

My mom was moved to tears during the survivor walk. We walked with her, and as people were clapping and cheering, there was a swell of empowerment, and it was overwhelming. In a good way. I got teary-eyed too. After the survivor walk, there was VIP seating where survivors and their family could sit and wait for the start of the race.

The race itself was nice. Lots of pink on the course. Water and Gatorade were plentiful on the 5k course. The majority of the people on the 5K course were walking and cheering on each other. It was a very nice experience.

The swag at the expo was just amazing. Seriously the best I have ever encountered! Ford Motor Company had their beautiful 2013 Warrior Scarf that they were GIVING away! They gave one to each person in our party, so we have 5. Beautiful.

 

There was face painting, tattoos, Luna Bars, and SO MUCH MORE

But more than the goodies and the bling. There was hope. Hope for a cure. Hope that my daughters won't have to worry about this awful disease affecting them, or their daughters.

I am proud to be a Race for the Cure Ambassador.