Friday, June 10, 2011

Getting "the itch" again...

So it's been over a month since my Iron Girl Triathlon and
I'm starting to get the itch again... 

You know the itch, right?

The one where you feel the urge to tap into your competitive edge... the one where you want to do a workout that leaves you sucking wind then on a euphoric high... the one where you get super pumped to wake up at 4am during the summer to do your long run... no wait, scratch that last one.
That kinda sucks. No pain no gain though, right?

I think the only cure for this "itch" will have to be signing up for another race.

Honestly though, I've sort of found myself becoming a challenge addict,
I need something to keep get my motivation rolling,
and I thrive on that accomplishment feeling that I talked about in this previous post.
PLUS, I don't know about you but my life can be chaos central
sometimes and I need something to keep me sane.

**Just for the record I did NOT start out like this. In fact I was the girl that would go to the gym & be more concerned with how her hair looked in the mirrors lining the gym wall than actually working up any sort of perspiration. I would walk around the gym aimlessly and meander over to a treadmill where I'd run at a zero incline, 12 min pace, and if I could squeeze out 20 minutes I'd be happy. Then I'd do a few crunches and call it a day.

Truth is, I didn't know where to start or what to do?

That all started to change when I did my first 5K race
I was SO intimidated by the distance and I couldn't sleep the night before.
I got super anxious for the event that I didn't even get a chance to take the whole experience in.
The last mile was the hardest but then I crossed that finishline!

That's all it takes... one race... one time!

Lately I've had a few people mention how they want to do a race
and have asked about different events...
I get so excited for these people because I feel like
they're about to embark on some life changing experiences.

Well, my friends the time is now!
 I am personally inviting you to join me...
Anyone who wants to step up to a challenge & accomplish a new goal! 
Whether it be a new race distance, a new PR time, or just crossing the finishline,
The invite is extended for the Police & Fire Department 10K, 5K, or 1 mile walk
on Saturday, August 6th in Las Vegas... Even better that it's for a good cause!
Think about it! It's 2 months away and it could be your perfect
motivation for summer fitness.
And don't just say you'll sign up later either...
that gives you an excuse to slack off and not follow through.
Sign up, pay the $28 race fee and commit!
You can even follow a training schedule to help
take some of the intimidation factor off and keep you focused.
Here's a few training schedules that I have found helpful:
*Just guidelines. Tweak to fit your schedule/life*

My favorite 5K training schedule is HERE

My favorite 10K training schedule can be found HERE

Annnd here is the website to sign up....

See look at that! I've almost done all the work for ya... now all you have to do is run!

If you're interested here's a few neat
fitness & nutrition articles I've come across recently...

Now let's get running!!


Chelsea said...

Great way to motivate people to run!

You're so good at that amy!

and I LOVE your header! <3

Chris and Shelly said...

This is funny! I started reading this and my hands got all clammy! I got all nervous like.... maybe I should do it!!? Good job sucking me in!! But then again I just don't know if I can commit right now with my three kidos. I'll let you know. Are you going to do one of the police/ fire dept races?

Amy said...

Thanks Chelsea!! I felt like I needed a little update on the blog... slowly but surely it's a work in progress. Thanks for taking such fabulous photos!

Shelly you are too cute! You know what that means... you TOTALLY have to sign up!! And you can do it even while having 3 kiddos :) We live super close so we should meet up and run! Depending on Chris's schedule we can go in the early a.m. or something. We can totally find a solution for you. And yes, I've already signed up for that 10K race.

Booth Confessions said...

Yeah thanks for posting this! I am going to sign up for the 10K :)

KolbyJanine said...

I will run the 10k with you. I want to do a half this year. And since I have been given a second chance at a healthy body I need to do my best to keep it that way. Thanks for motivating me. Let's run! Just don't kill me. Janine

Amy said...

Yay Chelsea glad you signed up!

Janine that's awesome & so true! What half were you thinking about doing this year? Let's get our run on. I have some pretty sweet running trails we could try!

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