Monday, September 16, 2013

Capitol Reef and where's the fire?

I registered for the Dirty Dash back in January, but since my family reunion was scheduled on the same weekend (from Sept. 13-15th), I had to give up my tickets. I gave them to my friend, Nicholette. She ran with a friend and said she had a great time, it was a killer workout, and her knees are all scraped up. The 5K (through mud and obstacles) apparently took two hours to complete. I’m so bummed that I missed it, however, September’s rescheduled Runolution race is going to be unique.

I’m participating in the UVU Rookie Challenge for potential firefighters! The workout includes “1 ½ mile run, sit ups, pull ups, pushups, waist measurement, and weigh in. And then firefighter activities.”
I’m counting the mile and a half as a race, though it is sort of short. The other activities will push me, however. I’m nervous that I’ll suck at the push-ups. It’s been a month and a half since CrossFit July and my arms are all rubbery again. may be time for more healthy living goals.

On my family camp out, we stayed in pretty posh cabins (though ours didn't have indoor plumbing) and only did minimal hiking on account of the rain. 

My mom put us up in this cabin for 2 nights.

The trail we did was a quarter mile of switchbacks and then a sandy hike through a canyon. We didn't finish it because we had a bunch of littlies with us and only an hour before our ride came to get us.

Plus, we kept stopping to explore and take pics of all the slots. 

The canyon land is beautiful, a horizon of vermilion turrets on meandering cliff faces. The air smelled of rain and sagebrush, and the Fremont River, a ruddy snake, surged over the embankments due to flash flooding. As we pulled away from the trail head a white branch of lightning cracked and boomed a stone’s throw to the east. A moment behind, a deluge of rain.

My next vacation is scheduled for November, and although, I’m not sure where we are going yet, I am going to make a goal to keep my calories between 1200-1300 a day, and to work out 5 times a week, at least two of which have to be CrossFit workouts. I also want to keep my carbs between 100-125g daily. Ultimately, I want to lose 10 lbs in two months. That’s the plan. What is up for grabs? My vacation. I cannot go on my vacation unless I meet my goal.  A 10 lbs. weight loss. There’s motivation for you.

Current weight: 167 lbs. I want to weigh 157 by the time the plane (or car) takes off (or drives away) on November 9th (give or take a day). It’s actually a week shy of 2 months. Eight weeks, to be exact. Since I lost 7 lbs during CrossFit July, I think, I hope I can lose more weight this time. I haven’t been eating very healthy of late. During the campout I think I out did both of my kids when eating s’mores. It’s time to get back on track. Remember, I want to be healthy. I don’t want to become that nearly diabetic mess that I was at 25. This is about my health.

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