Monday, August 20, 2012

Brains, Brawn, and a Trail Run

Saturday morning found me down at Dane's Body Shop for the BRAINS & BRAWN CHALLENGE!
It was tons of fun, and we had a great team!!  Basically we got a riddle right away, that led us to what workout we were going to do.  It was something like 100 push ups, 150 burpees, and 120 sit ups.  And we could split the numbers between the 4 of us.  After that it was a 1/2 mile run to the next challenge which was at a nearby park.  We had to identify the artwork of an artist we were given , and then we had to scavenger hunt style find a bag that was designated to us and bring it back to the shop.  Once back at the shop we got to open our bag and puzzle piece together a riddle.  For some reason our riddle was missing some pieces, so we got to look at a neighbors once they had it together, and Terryl got it right away, and we were done.  (Don't ask me what the riddle was, or the answer...I have no clue!)
After the challenge it was time for Mimosas and food!

And we WON!

Sunday I joined Luke's Locker for their monthly Roadkill Trail Run on the Greenbelt.
The Green belt looks like this, minus the bikes....

photo courtesy of Austin 360

This was really my first ever trail run.  We ran about 22 minutes out and 22 minutes back for about 4.5 total miles.  I brought Lexie and she did awesome!  I was back and forth on the trail avoiding rocks and water and she didn't miss a beat!  We kept a steady 10 minute mile pace which felt comfortable.  It was different from running on the road for sure, but I really liked it!  And I got to chat with a few people from Luke's and meet a few new people...all in all a great run and I will definitely join them again next month!

The rest of Sunday was spent hanging out at home, doing some housework, and playing with Phene.

Workout plans for this week:
Monday - Dane's Lower Body Fusion (done)
Tuesday - Georgetown Run Group 6 (?) miles
Wednesday - Dane's Core Fusion
Thursday - 4 mile run
Friday - Dane's Upper Body Fusion
Saturday - 6 miles
Sunday - Yoga

I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Once you get into the trails- you may find you never want to come back out of them. Seperately on your hottest half- damn, i can feel the heat coming off your sweat drenched body. And I thought it was hot here! ha ha

  2. Congrats on winning the challenge - that sounds like a really cool event!

    Trail running is very therapeutic. It's such a nice change from the road - I need to get back at it. I haven't run the Greenbelt before - sounds like I need to check it out!

  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment! :)

    The shirts you guys wore are awesome!!