Thank you to everyone for all their positive comments and stories on yesterday’s blog post. It really helps a lot to hear all your encouragement and know that people have been in similar situations!
And while we’re on the subject of half marathons, I have a great giveaway today – one free entry to the Chicago Half Marathon on September 8, 2013 at Jackson Park, Chicago.
Of course, you’ll need to be in Chicago on September 8th to win, so please only enter if you’ll be able to run the race.
To enter: Leave a comment below saying that you would like to be entered into the Chicago Half Marathon giveaway.
For an extra entry: Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, or blog about the giveaway and comment below letting me know you did.
Giveaway will end Thursday, July 18th. I’ll announce the winner on Friday.
- 8.23 mile bike ride
Yesterday evening, the kids went to a last-minute park district activity, so that left Danny and me with two unplanned hours of kid-free time. That never happens. We decided to take advantage of the free time and go for a bike ride.
It was our first bike ride ever with just the two of us.
On our bike ride, one of my biggest fears happened – as we were riding down the bike trail, a huge snake slithered out right it front of my bike (I don’t care what Danny says – that snake was huge. And I don’t care what my dad says, it was probably poisonous).
Okay, maybe it wasn’t huge or poisonous, but it really startled me. That is not my idea of fun. I screamed and took off on my bike – that was the fastest and hardest that I have ever rode my bike in my life. Danny slammed on his breaks because my scream scared him and he had to avoid hitting the snake.
As I am pedaling away as fast as I can, I just hear him laughing behind me. Thanks, Danny. That’s sweet. All I can say is thank goodness I hadn’t been running. I would have been even more upset…but I probably would have ran really fast.
After that little fiasco, we rode a total of 8.23 miles. I burned 319 calories this time, a little bit more than my bike ride with Jacob.
Danny and I rode some fast miles, but we also rode some slow miles because my quad would start to hurt. It was a really nice bike ride and I’m glad that I got to ride with my husband.
When we picked the kids up and told them about the snake, the first thing Jaden asked was if I took a picture of it. No, I didn’t stop to take a picture of it – I was busy pedaling as fast as I could and watching my heart rate jump from 110 to 160 in 5 seconds.
I have to share this picture of my niece in my Spibelt because she’s so darn cute.
- Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes
Butts and Guts class was tough today. It was a substitute instructor and she did the whole class on the Bosu ball, which was tough. It was a lot of leg work which killed my already sore legs. I am all for hard workouts, but I have a feeling my legs aren’t going to be too happy tomorrow.
Have a great afternoon!
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