Sweat It Sunday

A hair late on my Sweat It Sunday post, oops! My running mileage is starting to increase slowly.  This week I did two “long runs” one was Monday, which I was supposed to do Saturday or Sunday of last week, but my workouts got swapped around due to some travel, and the other one was Sunday. The CrossFit Open began, so you’ll see the Open WODs in here for the next month. 

MONDAY

7 miles

Normally do CrossFit Monday mornings, but made it to the box and realized I had no shoes!  Coffee shop and some meal planning for the week took its place.

TUESDAY

3.5 miles

WEDNESDAY

WOD: 3 RFT

500m Row
10 DB Snatches (25#)
15 Toes 2 Bar (my worst enemy)
20 Wall balls

THURSDAY

OlyFit WOD:

Snatch @ 70% 3 x 2 (75#)
Power Clean + Power Jerk @ 80% 2 reps (115#)
                                          @ 85% 1 rep (120#)
                                          @ 90% 1 rep (125#)
Push Press @ 80% 3 reps (75#)
                   @ 85% 2 reps (95#) –> wasn’t sure of my push press 1RM so played around with it
                   @ heavy single rep (125#)

FRIDAY

Open WOD 14.1: 10:00 AMRAP

30 Double Unders
15 Power Snatches (55#)

Score: 300 reps

SATURDAY – Rest/Walk

SUNDAY

8 miles

 

Total Miles: 18.5

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Cauliflower Chicken Soup * Coconut Brownie

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Trip to Michigan for a conference and the only two pictures I have to show for it are from sitting in traffic during the big crash near Michigan City and a quick snapshot of the  Hyperfit box I visited in Ann Arbor.  #phoneproblems
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Even though we live in Wisconsin, we love it down south, so up goes the Mardi Gras tree!
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And last, but not least, 2014 goals!  I will touch more on these in an upcoming post.

 
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Ragnar Relay Review

Now that I have had a couple weeks to fully take in and think about my experience running the Ragnar Relay, it’s time to share! 

For those of you who do not know what the Ragnar Relay is, it is a 200 mile relay race, split up between 12 people (6 people if you’re really ambitious and are running the ultra distance) in one or two vans depending on your preference.  Each of the runners runs three legs of various distances ranging between three and ten miles.  My legs were 8.2, 3.8 and 5.2 miles, for a total of 17.2 miles. You run all through the day and all through the night as a team.  

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The team!

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We started in Winona, MN and ended in Minneapolis, MN… and it was no straight shot by any means. 

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We wound up into the hills and dirt roads of small towns.  About half of the race was run in areas like this and the other half was run on the side of highways.  Since the course is 200 miles long, there are major transition points along the way where Van 1 and Van 2 will meet.  Not being able to be together as a whole team was probably the most disappointing part.  This was the first time running this race for everyone on our team, so I don’t think we expected that for some reason.  

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When my van of ladies wasn’t running we posed for photo opps…

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Relaxed…

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And slept in local high school gymnasiums.  The fact that some of the local high schools opened up their schools for us was pretty cool.   The schools used this opportunity as a fundraiser and offered sleeping space, food, showers, and liquids.   Don’t be fooled though, these schools were only at some the major exchange points, major exchange points were at leg 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30.  At the smaller exchange points there was pretty much just Ragnar staff, sometimes a port-o-potty, and if you are lucky the exchange might be in a town big enough to have a Kwik Trip with real bathrooms.  

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Our team name was Afraid of the Dark, as you may have gathered from the awesome sign above that one of our friends made for our team.  Our name pin points the one thing that our team was most worried about…running in the dark!  I got pretty lucky and my “night” runs were as the sun was setting and rising, so they really were not dark for the whole time.  In hind sight I wish I would have experienced a real night run, because everyone n my van said it was their favorite leg to run.  During our night runs, runners were required to wear a reflective vest, a blinking tail light and a headlamp, or if you’re me a belly lamp because I wasn’t too keen on wearing it on my head…safety first!

 

Note the skirt.  Our whole team got skirts, I did not think I would like them…but I LOVE them!  So cute and fun to run in!

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Teams had staggered starting times throughout the day on Friday, our start time was 9:30 am (awesome start time by the way).  Our total running time was about 32 hours!  We ended up being about 40 minutes behind our projected time, based on the paces that each of us entered at registration.  Not too bad for a bunch of beginners running what is claimed to be the toughest Ragnar Relay course in the series.  

 

The medals were awesome!  In case you didn’t notice, it doubles as a bottle opener…welcome to the midwest!

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After letting things sink in and forgetting about some of the more challenging aspects of the race… timing your fueling, bathroom breaks, chaffing, stinking, bearing the heat, sitting in a van or sitting around for hours and then getting back up to run…almost all of the ladies on the team said they would do it again!  Most of them said they would like to do the Chicago relay next though, Chicago = flatter than our course. 

I knew from the second we finished that I would do another Ragnar or relay race again in a heart beat!  The hardest thing for me was sitting in the van a lot, other than that I enjoyed the experience SO much!  

Have you ever run a Ragnar or relay race?  

What is your favorite Ragnar Relay Series course? 

 

Welcome to Fit Lady Blog!

I’ve read blogs for about four years, Tina, over at Best Body Fitness, was one of the blogs I found in my first year of reading.  Side note: fun fact about Tina, she has a daughter named Mackenzie!  A while back when reading her blog I came across this questionnaire and thought it would be a great way to kick off my blog so you all can get to know me a little better!

A. Attached or Single? 

Attached. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years.

Boyfriend and I

B. Best Friend?
I have a lot of very close friends in my life, the ones that I keep in touch with most are my friends from graduate school…

Me and my girls

And of course my sister!
Sisters
C. Cake or Pie?

Cake…And if I get to pick, my moms homemade chocolate cake with chocolate frosting!

D. Day of choice?

Saturdays. I love being able to wake up whenever I want to (which usually is not past 8am) and do what I would like to when I want to do it.  Typically I wake up in the morning, go for a run, grab coffee, read blogs, and then tidy up a bit around the apartment. I always feel so productive on Saturdays!

E. Essential Items?

Phone. Purse. Glasses (I have issues with my eyes so always need them on hand).

F. Favorite Color?

Pink is my favorite, but I really like any color that is bright!

G. Gummy Bears or Worms?

Neither, they both hurt my teeth.

H. Hometown?

Small city in Western Wisconsin

I. Favorite Indulgence?

Thick crust pizza.

J. January or July?

July, I despise winter…it’s rough being a Wisconsin girl and not liking winter.

Mini Golfing

K. Kids?

None yet.  Someday I hope to have 2-3.

L. Life isn’t complete without?

My family… we are all very close.

M. Marriage Date?

Doesn’t apply quite yet.

N. Number of Brothers/Sisters?

One of each.
Siblings

O. Oranges or Apples?

Granny smith apples.

P. Phobias?

Spiders!  Eeek!

Q. Quotes?

You only live once, and if you do it right once is enough.

I like anything inspirational!

R. Reason to Smile?

I am healthy and have a wonderful family!
Family support at one of my basketball games

S. Season of choice?

Summer for sure!

T. Tag 5 People.

If you’re reading this, you are tagged 🙂

U. Unknown Fact About Me?

Most people don’t notice them, but I wear hearing aids.

V. Vegetable?

Sweet potatoes

W. Worst Habit?

Having no restraint when I eat my favorite comfort foods…pizza, macaroni and cheese, sweets

X. Xray or Ultrasound?

Can I just say pass?…this is an odd question

Z. Zodiac Sign?
Zodiac Sign