A few weeks ago Chuck and I went to see the Hood to Coast documentary at the theater. It was one of those movies that makes you think you can do crazy things like run a 200 mile relay race and live to tell about it.
Fast forward to late January with a visit to the running store in Galveston where they tell me that there is a similar relay in Texas! And, hey, it's coming up March 5th! I'm aware that I am not ready to join a team to run this relay but I figured that Chuck and I could get the experience by volunteering to hand out some GU or water. Plus volunteers get a tee shirt! I'm all about the race shirt. My favorite apparel. ;-)
I emailed the volunteer folks at the Texas Independence Relay and said sign me up. And did they ever! We have volunteered to.....well, I'm not exactly sure what we've actually volunteered to do yet....but I do know we will be the folks at exchange 12 - 3-8pm on Sat near Schulenberg; Exch25 - 1-5AM on Sunday in Simonton, and then Exch38 - 10:30-5pm on Sunday. We'll be involved for over 15 hours. Sleep? We don't need no stinkin' sleep!
Wait, it gets better. He (the volunteer coordinator) was going to call us Team Schumanns but I suggested we be called Motley Schu. Now he's making a banner for us and wants us to dress up as 80's rockers. We are to get a picture sent to him by Wednesday for our banner. LOL So not only will I be handing out stuff to the runners but I'll be dressed as an 80s rocker chick. I think it'll be a lot of fun. :) Hey, wanna join us? Should be a crazy weekend.
Here's a little video the race coordinator Jay made acting like a rocker dude. It's a nice little montage of the race last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAeFpu8l5tM
Weigh in news:
187 Down 1 pound. Yay! Finally moving in the right direction.
Measurements: (I've started taking measurements once a month) change since January 4th
Hips: down .5"
Waist: down .5"
Thigh: down 1"
Upper arm: down .5"
So while the weight is very slow coming off since strength training, the measurements are showing improvements. That may warrant its own post. ;-)
I had a few sick days so there wasn't as much exercise as usual. I didn't even run once!
Tuesday: Strength train chest, shoulders & triceps
Wednesday: strength train quads, hamstrings, glutes & calves
Thursday: 50 minutes Turbo Jam; strength train biceps, abs & back
Saturday: 20 minutes Turbo Jam; strength train chest, shoulders & triceps
I mentioned before that my 10 pound weights just weren't enough anymore so I went to Academy and got some dial-a-weights that go up to 55 pounds.
Chuck hurt his back carrying them in the house and can hardly move. Poor guy. :(
I also got my Thermapen in the mail!!!!! If you watch cooking shows you may have seen this before. America's Test Kitchen uses them all the time. I didn't want to pay the hefty price tag so I waited for their annual sale and finally got to order one. Yay! It's so cool. I feel so chef-like. If you love cooking you understand this is a pretty big deal. LOL I'm such a geek for kitchen gadgets. Yeah, it's just a thermometer but it's a fancy thermometer. Instant read!
Today I'm doing a "take 2" on the Almost No-Knead bread recipe. I checked the yeast so I think I should have better results this time. I'll let you know.
Enjoy your day. I've got a lot of blog reading to do. Im behind!