Week 8!

Only 20 days until the Warrior Dash….Praying all my orders come in on time so I look as cute at my team mates!

Day One: Rest Day

 Day Two: Natatorium workout

 Run down across and up. 25 Air Squats then walking lunges back to original start 10 BOY pushups repeat 4 times total time 32:13

 Day Three: Rest Day

 Day Four: 1/2 Marathon training run/walk

 4.53 miles 1:00.04

 My 4 legged running partner was out of control today. She had lots of energy. Chasing rabbits getting stuck in a barbed wire fence and kissing every other dog we came into contact with.

 Day Five: 1/2 training with the rabbit chasing fool.

 5.09 miles 1:04:03

 Day Six: Today Hope the rabbit chasing fool was lame from running so hard yesterday. I decided to take my substitute 4 legged friend Buster. Lucky for him we only did a short 1/2 marathon training. He is SLOW, more like a walking dog instead of running. My walk is a run for him.  

We saw many people and dogs on the trial and he had “little man’s syndrome” barked at all of them.


3.09 miles 45:19


Day Seven: USAF State Swim Meet!


30 Miles in 30 Days = 34.77 COMPLETED! J

Warrior Training Week 7! The Final Count Down.

I am so excited for our outfits this year for the Warrior Dash! We are going to look really cute before getting covered in MUD! Only 4 1/2 weeks left before the big day!

Day One: Rest Day

Day Two: Natatorium workout!

Pool Stairs down, up and across! When I completed a set I walked to the other end and did 10 BOY push-ups and 25 air squats repeat 4x then I did 10 dips, 10 wall push-ups and 10 lunges on each leg. Completed 25 minutes of stairs. Total workout time 45 minutes!

Day Three: 15: 00 on Treadmill and Kickboxing Class! I decided to only log “Map My Run” miles for the 30 Miles in 30 days!

Day Four: Kickboxing Class and Natatorium workout!

Day Five: Rest Day!

Day Six: 1/2 Marathon Training run/walk 4.56 miles 59:30

Day Seven:  My house to the pool. Walk 5 min, Run 45:00 = 4.26 Miles

30 Miles in 30 Days Total = 22.06


A romantic get away to Glenwood Springs, Colorado – known for its medicinal hot sulfur springs, rich natural history and scenic beauty.  To us it’s our back yard!

The “Chef” and “Mini Me” spend many hours hiking the mountains of Glenwood during the month of October hunting for our winter protein. They hunt for elk and deer and try to avoid all the bear scat they can.

The Chef reserved the honeymoon suite for us at a nice little chalet motel walking distance to downtown Glenwood. I am sure they don’t own a computer in this motel and the honeymoon suite wasn’t really what we expected but we just needed a place to lay our heads at the end of the night. Just the sweet thought that he had by reserving the honeymoon suite gave me butterflies!

Once we checked in we decided to take a walk and find a nice place to have a cocktail before we found a dinner house. We stopped at a nice little quaint place on the corner called The Riviera (made me think of Las Vegas). When we approached the bar there were only two seats left.

A man sitting at the bar harassed my chef telling him that the seat was free for me but would charge him for his seat. He introduced himself to us as Charlie Brown. (I totally believed him) I noticed he had an accent. I asked if he was from Glenwood Springs or if he was visiting. He said he lived in the area and asked where we were from.

As it turns out we were sitting and talking to the Swiss Master Chef Kurt Wigger. Chef Wigger also happens to be the father to a college friend of mine. Small world it is!

He shared with us his opportunity to come to America and work in Aspen in 1961. He met many different famous people working in his restaurants over the last fifty years.  People like Clint Eastwood, Rock Hudson and John Wayne. He specializes in traditional French cooking and still has a passion for the restaurant business. Chef Wigger said he would open another restaurant today if it wouldn’t kill his wife.

My Chef and I were planning to eat at a restaurant called Fins but Chef Wigger and the bartender talked us into eating dinner at the Riviera.

Our dinner started with a fabulous bottle of wine. Paraiso Syrah Chef Wigger tasted it and his comment was it was a little warm. I agree with him. I like my red wine at a perfect temperature of 50-55 degrees.

Our server was kind enough to split our Cesar salad into two portions and serve some warm bread with a cute butter dish.

We then had an appetizer of fabulous crab cakes served with a Cajun remoulade sauce. Small and petite just right for the appetizer!

We shared a little of two different entrees. Top Sirloin steak with a jalapeno butter, season vegetables and potato’s and Parmesan Encrusted Halibut with a citrus beurre blanc sauce, rice and season vegetables. These entrees are incredibly delicious but very rich. Soooooo rich that we didn’t even have dessert!

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Glenwood Springs, Colorado I highly recommend The Riviera as a dinner house to visit.

Bon Appetit!

Warrior Training Week 5 & 6!

I found this random You Tube video from the 2011 Warrior Dash. It isn’t the complete course but pretty close. The guy with the head cam totally misses an obstacle and going around the tent.

Day One & Two: Laziness!

Day Three: Day 1 5K training on Run Training App pretty easy/mellow need to change-up this training plan.

2.62 Miles

11:27 average mile

5 min warm up

60 8x second jog

90 8x second walk

5 min cool down

Day Four: Track workout

Walked Laps no idea how many! (Girl Talk)

Ran stadium stairs  = 15:00

Workout = 3.15 total miles 1:01:00

Day Five: Track Workout

Walk 1/4 Mile

Run 1/4 Mile

2 sets of stadium stairs

Workout = 3.19 miles 54:40

Day Six: Swim Mom!

Week 6!

Day One: Swim Mom!

Day Two: Natatorium workout!

Pool Stairs down, up and across! When I completed a set I walked to the other end and did 10 BOY push-ups and 25 air squats repeat 4x then I did 10 dips, 10 wall push-ups and 10 lunges on each leg. Completed 25 minutes of stairs. Total workout time 45 minutes!

Day Three: Run on treadmill 1.20 miles then headed to Kickboxing. I love this class. I burn a great deal of calories and have fun at the same time!

The instructor put together a boxing cadence to include this. So much fun!






Day Four: First day of 1/2 Marathon training. I am using two apps on my phone when I run. Map my run to track my mileage for the 30 miles in 30 days and Run Training for 1/2 training.

3.49 miles of Run/Walk 48:07

Day Five: My new running partner really didn’t want to swim today she just wanted to run. I think she covers double the amount of ground than I do when I can have her off the leash.

Hope my new running partner! She loves to run and swim!

Day two of 1/2 training run/walk 3.92 miles 53:23

Day Six: Day three of 1/2 training! It’s official I have signed up for the Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon in Denver on September 22, 2012. I think I had a huge runner’s high when I hit send on the registration.

Day three of 1/2 training run/walk 4.59 miles 1:03:02

Day Seven: Rest day! The “Chef” is taking me out-of-town for a little get away!

Signed up for the Denver Post Run Challenge! 30 Miles in 30 Days!

Total Miles = 13.2 miles 4 days! (Only four days to complete a half!) LOL!

Week 4 (Already) Warrior Dash Training!

Race Day Information

Welcome to the world’s largest running series. Warrior Dash lands in Colorado for the third time in 2012 where 12 obstacles from hell await you along this 3.02 mile course. Are you a Warrior?



Copper Mountain Ski Resort
209 Ten Mile Circle
Copper Mountain, CO 80443


3.02 hellish miles

WAVE TIMES:Waves of up to 500 participants will start at the following times:

  • 9:00
  • 9:30
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • 11:00
  • 11:30
  • Noon
  • 12:30
  • 1:00
  • 1:30
  • 2:00
  • 2:30
  • 3:00
  • 3:30
* Wave available on Saturday only

The Copper-Warrior Dash Official Pre Party
Friday August 17,  The Second Edition of the Copper-Warrior Dash Pre Party is back and crazier than ever!! Come up Friday night, August 17, skip the lines and pick up your packet early for the next day’s b attle. Then head over to Burning Stones Plaza for one of the west’s best 80’s cover bands; That Eighties Bandkicking off at 5PM. They’ll be playing favorites from Michael Jackson to Bon Jovi to Guns & Roses and Rick Springfield.And the party’s not over after that, at 8PM the remarkable sounds of Dread Zeppelin take the stage. The Dread Zeppelin concept is simple… Led Zeppelin music played reggae style, with an Elvis impersonator singing lead vocals. It sounds like a “one joke” concept, but somehow it works. It’s very funny, but beyond that, the musicianship is excellent. If you are a Led Zeppelin fan who doesn’t take Zeppelin too seriously, you should give this band a listen.What a way to kick off the Warrior Dash Weekend, so don’t miss out! For more information please check out www.coppercolorado.com

 Day One & Two: Recover from my Mini Me’s 13th Birthday Party!

Day Three: Dang it was HOT even inside on the treadmill.

Day Four: Awesome day! Kick-It first thing in the morning and it was ride your bike to work day! I had a hair appointment after work too. I rode to work and then to my hair appointment and then home. Total of 11.34 Miles!

Day Five: Intended to get up and run outside. The thunder and lightning kept me in bed snoozing….

Day Six: Rode to and from work on my bike!

Day Seven: 50 minutes swimming. Really trying to master this breathing in the water!

Time to step up the running and the push-ups/pull-ups next week.