Monday, April 02, 2012

ALL-OUT April

"All-OUT April!!" Is ON!!...I am going all out on my running this month~ prepping for my first 5k race in 10 years~ eeekk!!! What's your fitness goal for this month?
Let me catch you up on the past 3 days:
Friday I worked out like a banshee...I had 30 mins and I got in a killer HEAVY upper body lifting workout during that time-- I even threw in some abs.
Then, I came home did a Zuzuka workout-- ZWOW #11... I had a hard time mastering the mule kicks...but I think by the end of the 10 mins I figured them out-- it's fun to try new exercises!!
and then I Saw a couple long lost friends in the mirror..Ms Hammie and Miss ITband! My running legs are coming back!!

Right after this picture on Friday, I went for a great 5k (3.1 mile run) of intervals outside.
THEN I strapped on my boots, put on my pants and hat--and got my FIRE ON!! Here's a picture of our fire that we built Friday night at the base of TWINS Falls...there was a bunch of old wood that had washed down the gully-- Travis and I lit it up and a BLAST doing it!

Saturday, was another busy, active day--without and official workout. I was SORE from my workouts on Friday + Tired from staying up so late on Friday night. Somehow I found the energy to run errands, bring Gunner to a friend's house, and I dug up about 20 little yearling trees from my old house to bring out to the farm.
On Sunday, I worked in my garden. While I was out there, I got SCARED to death by this big BLACK snake. When Travis heard me scream he knew it was a snake and came to my aid in killing it. He held it down with the rake and I cut it's head with the clipper you see on the ground. NASTY Thing! Black snakes are not dangerous to humans, but I don't like having this big one around to scare me or the girls. I'm sure there are plenty more out there to help keep the rodent population under control, lol!

Anyhow, even after seeing the snake the girls decided to go down to the creek. I bought them all new boots to wear on their journey. Arn't they CUTIES?!

I'm almost done planting my garden-- got some seeds left to plant. AND I have a bunch more trees to transplant from town....I'll be keeping busy outside for a while...I LOVE IT!

I had tentatively planned to do a hill run yesterday, but opted out of it. I'll be getting my run in today instead. It's actually been working great for me to run M, W, F each week.
Well, I have a "to do" list to attack!! Have a great MONDAY!!
-Michelle
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