Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Isn't today a National Holiday?

It's been a busy past couple of days, but I just wanted to post quickly my results of the B-Fit-B-Day Challenge and say thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes today, yesterday and the past few days! My Birthday party was awesome, I received some very unecessary gifts from friends and co-workers, and another wonderful dinner with friends this evening! I have the best friends and family evah!

My goal for the challenge was to go GOLD; completing the following within 24 hours of my 28th Birthday, and that is just what I did:
  • 8 mile run (1:42:12, 12:46/mile average) - I complete this last night. I didn't think I would get through it, but I did. After the 5K on icy grounds Saturday morning, combined with a tight left calf from bouncing on my left foot while rockin' out on the guitar in Rock Band Saturday night, and not stretching enough after the past few weeks' runs, I was not in the best condition for this run, but I did it, with the help of a lot of walking. The first 4 miles went smooth as a baby's butt, probably averaging almost 11 minute miles, but it went downhill from there. My right knee started to get stiff and bother me, so I did a lot of walking and was able to finish.
  • 2000M Swim (44:00, 2:12/100M average) - This I completed at the butt crack of dawn this morning, while most of you were still sleeping. This was the easiest of my 3 disciplines to do, as this is the distance that I usually do in the pool. However, the last 8 laps I really cranked it out and it felt great!
  • 31.06 mile Bike (1:18:00, 23.89mph average) - This was supposed to be 28 miles. I did this workout today after school. I wanted to do it all on the spin bike but knew I probably wouldn't get 28 miles in spin class, so I jumped on an upright bike prior to spin to get in some miles first (9.36) and then added the results of spin class (21.7). It felt great.

Despite some previous negative comments about turning 28, I am okay with it! I am probably the healthiest and happiest I have ever been and I am thankful for that!

Tomorrow I am taking a rest day. I will be waiting for the arrival of my new dining room table and taking the time to check in on you guys, as well as piecing together my reflections of 2008 and my goals and aspirations for 2009! It's going to be an exciting year, I just know it!

Monday's Workout:
Run - 8 miles
, 1:42:12, 12:46/mile average
Tuesday's Workout:
Swim - 2000M,
44:00, 2:12/100M average
Bike - 31.06 miles, 1:18:00, 23.89mph average

Today's Song: Green Day - Holiday (in sidebar)

26 comments:

Blyfinn said...

Congrats. That is awesome. You deserve a rest day for sure.

Stef said...

Congrats!!! What a SUPER job! Can't wait to read about your reflections and goals.

The Running Knitter said...

Great job!!! :)

Laurel said...

Yay! Great job!

You are making me tired reading about it. Way to ring in the new year!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Way to celebrate! Good job. :-)

Shannon said...

I love your commitment. BTW, Happy Birthday, the next 10 are even better. :)

D10 said...

Great job on the running, swimming and biking! Can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for you.

Michelle J said...

Excellent work TW!!!

Happy happy birthday!!!

You did a great job on your challenge!!

Jess said...

Congrats on achieving gold in the b-fit challenge! Great job!

28 is a great age, so enjoy it!

Sherry said...

Belated birthday wishes to you... and congratulatory hugs for a job VERY well done on your Birthday Challenge! You rally did terrific!!!!

Enjoy your rest day to the fullest!

Anne said...

You certainly sound golden to me. (And, trust me, 28 is not nearly as old as you think....)

Carolina John said...

SWEET! great workout. way to go for the gold! enjoy the rest day, you've earned it.

others of us have not been so lucky. missed every workout since saturday! that's no good.

My wife's birthday is next week, i'm going to encourage her to do it. She doesn't swim this time of year but I bet she'll do the bike and run parts. She's turning 37, so 28 is nothing to sweat. I had a pretty easy time with 28 too.

Jess said...

Wow congrats on an awesome birthday challenge! You definitely rocked it!

Marcy said...

ALRIGHT CHICA!! That is AWESOME!! Now go get yourself some rest ;-) You deserve it!

Mendy said...

Congratulations!!! on the bfit challenge. Take it easy today!

IronGambit said...

there's nothing wrong with 28~~~~!!!

Wes said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Way to go, golden girl!!! Woot!!!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Great job with the challenge. Don't worry about turning 28. It only lasts for 365 days. ;-)

sunshine said...

Awesome! Enjoy the rest day!!!!

BeachRunner said...

Great job!!

kelsalynn said...

Holy crapola! That's fricken awesome. You rock.

Ms. Math said...

Great work on the challenge!! Happy Birthday (sorry I'm a little late)!

N.D. said...

great job!!!! You rock!

Annette said...

Happy late b-day. For some reason 28 was tough for me to swallow (so long ago!) But I'm so glad to hear you're healthy and happy! :)

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! You did it...and went the extra mile too...literally! Great going!

J~Mom said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats!!