Race Schedule and Results

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

After typing that title, who am I kidding? I can't post a blog and not write anything. My grandma jokes that I was the best baby - always quiet and now I never shut up.

My hubby is in Tucson for the Tour of Tucson (humongous bike race - 10,000 bikers on Saturday!). So he left yesterday and will be gone until Sunday. While I don't mind a night alone sometimes, 5 nights gets a little much. I had such a nice surprise though today when the doorbell rang and these arrived:
Guess he set up a house account with the local flower shop so that he can call them and just have them deliver flowers to me whenever he's in the dog house traveling thinking about me. I love him so much!

I went an picked up my race packet for the Turkey Trot. I know it's a bit early to get my packet, but I live about 40 minutes away from the race and getting it race morning is always a pain. I was halfway to the running store today after kickboxing so I decided to stop by. Holy bright construction cone colored shirts batman. But I like them! The turkey in the center is the kind a little kid makes with their hand. It's cute... they had smalls... I'll wear it! (I think of it as doing my part for the safety of myself during night time runs!)

So a lot of you have asked me what kickboxing is all about. Here's kind of a little run down.
  • We usually start with a warm up - jumping rope, running around the gym with medicine balls, stations of lunges, squats, push ups, sit ups, mountain climbers and whatever hellish things they can think of to get our heart rates going (it doesn't take much for me these days...)
  • After about 10 minutes, we put on our gloves. And we then proceed to punch the crap out of a bag that hangs from the ceiling. They tell us combinations - starting with maybe three punches and work until this combos are 5,6,7 punches and kicks (which is usually when people forget). Then we move to the next combo. We do this for about 30 minutes. In between some of the combos, we'll do push ups, planks, run laps, do burpees, do mountain climbers, etc. The gym looks something like this during this 30 minutes (I totally stole this from their website and no, I'm not in that picture)
  • We then have a burnout set. It's usually some insanely hard set of combos and cardio.
  • Then the last 15 minutes or so, we do weight/resistance workouts and tons of abs - they really like planks... regular planks, planks on a ball, planks with punches, walking planks, etc. Today for example, we did a rotation with a partner of planks and one arm rows, then walking planks/push ups and flies and then leg curls on the ball and push ups with a row.
  • By the end of 55 minutes, I'm usually soaked, dead tied and ready to call it a day.

I LOVE IT! I decided to be uber athlete today since I've been feeling totally guilty for working out 7 hours this month total. I got on my indoor trainer. OH MY GOD! I literally thought that my heart might pop out of my chest. I was dripping wet in a matter of minutes and I looked down and I was averaging like 16.4mph. Wow... lost that fitness fast! I miiiiiight have some work to do on the bike!


Christi said...

That sounds like a killer workout! I need to find a workout like that near me.

teacherwoman said...

First of all, the flowers are gorgeous and you have yourself a wonderful man, there!

2nd, I would love to try kickboxing but our gym doesn't have it... I guess BODYPUMP will have to do for now.

3rdly, since that is a word, that turkey trot shirt is sweet! The ones for our local race are usually just long-sleeved cotton shirts... nothing too fancy.

Copychic said...

Thanks for sharing that! I've always wanted to try kickboxing. I'll have to see if I can find a class in my area!

Derek said...

That workout sounds awesome! I understand about loosing fitness fast. I ran 3 hilly miles with a friend today and thought I was going to die!

Lori said...

Omg our Trot shirts are orange? At least the design isn't bad...right? RIGHT?! :P

Big Daddy Diesel said...

HA!! I work for the company that is nice and big at the top and I have not seen one advertisement here at work for it!!! Is this the one in Polaris or Downtown?

Caratunk Girl said...

That workout rocks!! I am a little jealous I don't have something similar near me.

Awesome flowers!

Love the trot T!

Anne-Marie said...

So sweet of your husband to send you flowers! What a great surprise.

I like the shirt! It seems like 90% of the shirts I get at races are white or black, so I am always excited to get one that's a bright color. A few years ago I did a Turkey Trot race and the shirt literally just had the date and the name of the race... no turkey pictures... so boring!

Kickboxing sounds so cool! I've only ever tried the 'cardio kickboxing' which was kicking/punching the air which just wasn't very fun.

Kim said...

hahaha im totally with you on off-season trainer rides! i have done 2!!! hahahahaa! and have only worked out like 1 hour a week. sad, so sad. we will get back on that training train soon enough.

love the flowers - what a wonderful hubby! and LOVE that turkey trot shirt!

Molly said...

Love the shirt, and the flowers!

kickboxing looks like so much fun, what a way to get your aggressions out!

Betsy said...

Orange is my favorite color....I would do any race for a long long sleeve tech fab orange t-shirt!!!

Enjoy your quiet weekend solo...and your gorgeous flowers! How sweet!

Emz said...

I love flowers.



The TT shirt is fabulous.

Never done kickboxing but it sounds like a great workout.

Aimee said...

Aww...those flowers are beautiful and so thoughtful! :)

I love that race shirt...orange is awesome!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Beautiful flowers, that is so sweet of him!

Zaneta said...

what beautiful flowers!! You have a keeper! ;)
LOVE that turkey trot shirt!! too cute! :D

My Life and Running said...

Flowers each time your man travels?Wow you are one lucky lady! :) And definitely wear that shirt! I need a bright colored one for safety too!

Kate said...

I really wish I could find a boxing class like that around here. I don't mind the shadowboxing classes but I would love to punch the crap out of an actual bag!! :)