Monday, July 21, 2008

Recommitment Day!

Well, today is the day that our "recommitment paperwork" was due into Team in Training for the Marine Corps Marathon!!! I was so excited to fill it out and send it in, I'm amazed that I've made it this far! Honestly, when I signed up in May I was so scared that when this day came I would be checking the "I am unable to fulfill the requirements box", it almost kept me from signing up at all. Now, here I am, running miles, upon miles, upon miles!!!! On top of that I am getting stronger and stronger (both physically and mentally)!!!

This weekend was totally busy! In addition to my "regular job" I started a side business 3 years ago, I make custom competition suits for women that compete in Fitness and Figure Competitions (think tiny bikinis covered in Swarovski Rhinestones on SERIOUS bodies!!).

Here is a picture of 2 of my clients in their suits -

So, this weekend was a huge competition in Pittsburgh and I had a booth there selling my line of tank tops, sweatpants, and suits. So that was all day Friday and Saturday, both nights I didn't get to bed until after 12:00. Then on Sunday I had my long run with my Team in Training group.

I was so tired when I got up Sunday, I was totally struggling to get to the run. When I got there I couldn't find my Garmin in my bag, so I figured I must have left it on the kitchen table, not happy about that at all! I love that thing!!!! Lucky for me I was able to pair up with another girl that is doing the MCM and she was planning to do the same distance as me, around 12 miles. It was great running with her, it worked out really well. We ended up really running a total of 10.7 miles and walking a total of about 1 mile, so for me that counts as a total of 11.7 miles! I was really happy with it, especially after such a crazy weekend and the extreme heat!
Today I have been super tired and have had a headache pretty much the whole day, I'm guessing that I haven't been able to catch up on my water? I decided to just relax tonight and tomorrow night I will hit the trail and keep an eye out for "trail hottie"! LOL!

Song I've been rockin' out to all day - Pork and Beans by Weezer!!! Sing it with me "I'ma do the things I wanna do, I ain't gotta thing to prove to you" and my other favorite line - "I'm finally dandy with the me inside One look in the mirror and I'm tickled pink I don't give a hoot about what you think"


teacherwoman said...

Busy weekend indeed! Nice work on the suits! I didn't know that about you! :)

Anonymous said...

Your side business is great; how fun and unique!

Great job signing the paperwork for MCM. Your running has been so strong and your confidence is there too. Keep up all the great work.

KellyH said...

Hi. Found your blog through NCrunner. How do you like TNT? I've thought about it, but I'm most worried about the fund raising. How's your experience been?

Jess said...

Wow what a weekend! Congrats on signing the papers!!!

ncrunner12 said...

You have a nice little side thing going on for you there. Nice weekend running, I would totally agree with you 11.7 mi run... great job, you'll be set come MCM time.

*aron* said...

i remember recommitting!!! YAY for you!

awesome job on the run this weekend too... keep running hard you are doing soooo awesome!

jahowie said...

Weezer is one of my favorite bands!! My oldest son likes them a lot too. He has a Weezer shirt that he wears all the time. Those suits look great.

Awesome job on your running too. Keep it up. :-)

nwgdc said...

Thanks for stopping by! I wish the trails around here had a female "trail hottie" that frequented them...all I see are squirrels. Keep plugging away at both life and training--both will improve your marathon. Keeping busy mentally at work and leisure helps keep the running fun!

Running To Stand Still said...

How did you get involved in that business? Very cool.

Great job putting in the miles. I am a Weezer fan too. Actually put a few of their older songs into my iPod on Monday.

John J. Kaiser said...

"This weekend was totally busy! In addition to my "regular job" I started a side business 3 years ago, I make custom competition suits for women that compete in Fitness and Figure Competitions"

That is a really neat idea for a company. Congrats on your success as an entrepreneur.

P.O.M. said...

Wow - those are great suits!

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