Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Separation

-- a point, line, or means of division
-- an intervening space


P90X is winding down, and I do appreciate all the feedback.  It is such a simple question, and really, the answer is simple as well:  to do, or not do.  I have decided to do.  I woke up Monday morning with a really sore lower back.  I did my Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps workout, but decided not to do the Ab Ripper X.  That one always puts pressure on my lower back.  Tuesday, I waited until noon to even attempt my plyometrics workout.

Ma called me silly...

The phrase of the day was modify, modify modify.  I did not bring it, and took the jumps easy.  Not easy to do when the word PLYOMETRICS is in your workout.  I skipped a good portion of the most jarring exercises.  By the end, the pain in my back had diffused into a wider area (rather than specific), and that my friends was better.  Today, I am 90+ percent.

Dee Dee and I signed up for a 5k this weekend.  I am excited!  I wanted to do this race the last two years, but it never fit in.  This year?  It's on like Donkey Kong!  It's the 3rd Annual Guns and Hoses 5K at Hobgood Park.  That's two miles from my house.  LOL...  What's not to love?  Dee Dee opted to run for the hoses (Fire Department).  They were very good customers at our restaurant.  To keep it fair, I'm running for the guns.  I'm more of a pistol than a hose :-)  I told Dee Dee she was more inclined to be starting fires than putting them out.  I got the look of death for that one :-)

So, an early season race for fun.  I have two A races on my schedule this year, and this one does not fit into that.  I think that its important to separate the "fun" races from the "A" races and keep perspective.  Those that I train for, I want to do well in.   Those I don't, I want to just have fun.

and I think that will work out just fine...

Wes

24 comments:

Missy said...

I told Dee Dee she was more inclined to be starting fires than putting them out.

...you gotta add because you're so hot, honey! To that statement.

Good luck and have a blast, I'm all over the 'for fun' part right now.

Marcy said...

Guns and Hoses?! HHAHAHAAA Ohhhh man that sounds like it's going to be a good one!

Jess said...

That sounds like a great theme for a 5K! It's gotta be fun!

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Enjoy that 5k!! figure in at lest 4 or 5 beer stops -lol

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Have fun!!

Carolina John said...

that does sound like a fun 5k. have fun with it!

Smithposts said...

Glad you decided to complete the P90X although I am sorry you are having issues to make the final week feel a little less than recovery it should be.

Good luck on the 5K this weekend. It sounds like fun!!

Shannon said...

Couples that race together....

Guns and "Hoes"

I wonder what race that would be like? LOL.....

Calyx Meredith said...

That's a great race name! Hope you two have a blast. Oh - and hope the back is up to 100% soon!

Gotta Run said...

I love the name of the race. Pretty funny! You guys have a blast!

Jess said...

Sounds like a really fun race! Hope you both have a great time!

Marni said...

Where are those pics of you??? :) I guess it is time to put on those spandex and get ready for a tri!
-marn :)
Thanks for the great "love/marriage" advice :)

LBTEPA said...

Have fun!!
What are your 2 A races? Are you going (even semi) long again?

Dee Dee said...

plus the firefighters are hot and have you seen all those police that got to the doughnut shop!!! No so hot

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a good 5k!

Ryan said...

Are you going to run from your house to the starting line? Well you better...you're an Ironman!

Kim said...

so do you have to wear a sleeveless top to show off the guns? i would ask about the hoses part, but...you're the one with the hose my friend! watch where you're pointing that thing!

Annette said...

Love the name of that race. Too funny! Will there be a cover band singing Welcome to the Jungle? ;)

I hope your back is doing OK. Nice job on the P90X. You're an animal!

Makita said...

Guns and Hoses! Sounds like a fun weekend! :D

Michelle said...

HAVE a great 5K!!!

Run and have fun!!!!

mrjwhit~ said...

Glad to meet you. I have to catch up with your blog.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

It's very wise to select a few 'A' races and have fun with the others. Good luck with the 5k.

Michelle said...

YOU DID GREAT!!!!

Darrell said...

Sounds like you two are definitely going to turn this one into a fun event. I love that your are running for opposing sides. I hope it was a blast.