Sunday, May 2, 2010

why I am so tired today ...

I did not want to get out of bed this morning. I was pooped. Done. Over it. Unfortunately, with three kids, staying in bed all day is really not an option. So I got up and filled my IV with caffeine. But, I have a good reason to be dragging today. Just take a look at what I did yesterday ...

I RAN:

I got up at 5:20 so that I could meet G, Denise and Em at 6:00 for six miles before the rest of the group joined us. During that six miles, I ran far faster than the "10:44" my new prescribed pace zones called for. Plus, it was wicked hot. And humid. Ugh.

After the first six, we slowed a little, but I still failed to hit a 10:44. Seriously, this whole going slower to go faster thing is HARD. Anyway, I tried to stay hydrated with my new handheld (review/giveaway to come) and I tested out some Gu sent to me by the lovely people at Outside PR (yet another review on the way). Let's just say by the end it was rough. And I faired better than others. 2:11:51 later I had 12.7 miles under my belt and I looked like this ...
Note the now, see-through nature of my sweat-filled shirt.

THEN I WALKED:

Yup, I walked for hours on end, pushing a stroller through Busch Gardens. (Didn't really help with the whole dehydration thing.) My Garmin said we walked around four miles in the 90 degree temperatures, but it was totally worth it. Just to see the smiles on the girls' faces ...

THEN I P90X'D:

Because I hadn't spent enough time on my feet yesterday, I decided that I would stick to the plan and complete the next day of my P90X routine - YOGA X. And I totally get that you probably think that yoga is relaxing and more of a "rest day" in the P90X routine, but I'm happy to tell you that you are mistaken my friend. Instead, YOGA X is an hour and a half of pure torture. Bending, twisting, holding poses. I never thought I would be looking forward to holding a plank, but in YOGA X, the planks are the easy part. If you ever doubted that yoga could kick your butt, try this video.

So, needless to say, I'm beat. Oh, and I totally hit 36 miles this week. And did all of my P90X workouts, not sure how I got it all done. But, I did!

And on a completely unrelated note, my virtual race has had a name change. It is now the ROCK YOUR SOCKS Half Marathon and 10K. Nothing but the name has changed. And I might even throw in a prize for the person who best "rocks their socks" ...

34 comments:

Anne said...

I am exhausted just reading this...phew! If you don't know how you did all that, I certainly don't! Hope you have a restful Sunday :)

The Jogger Blogger said...

I was out of town visiting my friend who was doing P90X. I didn't want to mess up thier workout schedule so I joined in so they wouldn't feel like they had to skip a day. It was yoga day and OH. MY. GOODNESS. I think it even hurt when I blinked the next day!

Way to go...you burned a LOT of calories today=)

courtney said...

Can't wait to hear about your new handheld. I'm looking for a good one to buy.

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

now that is dedication!!! looks like the kiddos had a great time.

Melissa said...

I must have missed the details on your virtual race. Please point me in the right direction.

The pics of your kids are adorable. The youngest with that hair. TOO CUTE

Carly said...

I think after all that you do deserve a day in bed!

runningwithsass.com said...

wow you are a beast and making me feel like a total slacker, and I don't eve have any kids to take care of!

Laura said...

I so thought the same thing when I was doing the p90x thing...Oh yoga! Yay! It will be an easy day! HA!!!! Was definitely the hardest day of the rotation for me!

S Club Mama said...

socks huh...I may need to get some socks. lol well other than plain white ones.

And you are an animal! Good job. Go drink some water.

Momma Twitch said...

You are SUPER WOMAN! No wonder you're tired!

Libby said...

You are ridiculous lol. I have no idea how you get all of that done...

Teamarcia said...

Oh mama that's an exhausting day! I hope you've got some recovery time on tap!

Cynthia O'H said...

Fitness and kids are a great combination to ensure that you are always exhausted!

Way to push the limits.

Lisbet said...

p90x...I think I may jump on the bandwagon. Sounds like it totally kicks your butt!

sounds like an exhausting day, haha, good for you getting it allllllll done.

Jen said...

Great job on getting EVERYTHING DONE.. and I HATE Yoga X but the last 1/2 is good.

Do you wear your socks in this heat too? Just curious? I sweated bullets yesterday and this morning.

ajh said...

Your girls look so happy! No wonder you are tired with all you did! Enjoy Sunday at a slower pace!

trifitmom said...

how are you standing ????

Barefoot AngieB said...

Sweet job!! I am a total slacker and have not done my P90X for the last week. I am feeling the lack of using my core too. You motivate me to get back on it!!

Judi said...

I'm tired now too! :) What a week you had! I hope you managed to get in a rest somewhere!

Monica said...

I think God is talking to me through you. Today is my YogaX day and it's 6:20pm and still hasnt' been done. I hate Yoga, I'm not good at it but...because you worked your a$$ off yesterday and look fantastic, I can do yogaX

Great job and the kids look too cute!!

MCM Mama said...

Just call me slacker...

You are amazing! I totally rocked the see through shirt thing on my run today. Gotta love this hot weather.

So, are we supposed to wear TMB-like socks? Not sure I can manage that LOL.

misszippy said...

I'm tired just reading about it all! Good job. I'm sure you'll sleep well tonight. And I think you picked the perfect name for you race!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

it makes sense why you were so tired! you have been rockin it lately!

Marlene said...

That's a lot of running & walking on a hot day! And p90X on top if it?? Away to go, Mama!

Tricia said...

wow, you've been busy. :)

and your little ones are too cute!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You have to watch those whites while running in the heat! They do tend to show off a little more than what you wanted to!

You are a machine. I a pretty sure you are a Stepford runner.

Karen said...

You are so beast! That's awesome! Great job this weekend! I wouldn't have wanted to get out of bed this morning, either! LOL LOVE the new name of the race!!! Very cute! :0)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow...I think I would have wanted to stay in bed too! The pics of your kids are sooo cute! It looks like they had a blast. :)

Michelle said...

Wow, you are amazing! I'm pretty sure that I would not have made it to the p90X stuff. Love the kiddo pics - too cute!

Staci Dombroski said...

I am seriously impressed!!! The pictures looks adorable :) Have a great week!

Claudia said...

those are great pictures of your girls!! Looks like they had a great time.
And I'm exhausted just reading about all the running and P90x.
Can't wait for the review on the Handheld I so need to pick one up.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously I did 18 miles on saturday and then we hiked around DC...it was fun but exhausting to do it all!

kilax said...

You are amazing! When my husband was doing P90X I tried Yoga X with him and it about killed me. I would kind of like to try it again now ;)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

now that's a looong day! and i thought our ~200 mile relay was long. this could top it!