The LeBaron Bunch, kinda like The Brady Bunch only BeTTeR

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. but the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Monday, July 6, 2009

Training, not for the weak

It's really the 17th today...(I had such a bad experience I am now just finishing this post almost 2 weeks later.)

I didn't know if I should write this post because I really like to dwell on the positive, but I realized we all have bumps in the road and that's what makes us stronger. Plus, I can look back to today and see just how far I really have come.

Today we were doing a bit of training, and it kicked my butt {no sissy word will substitute here}

We were at the track attempting 1/2 mile intervals, which is 2 times around the track. We took the first 1/2 mile at an easy pace, then the second 1/2 we ran it hard, oh my word, did I feel it, and am still feeling it. I'm running with a stallion runner. Then she says k, one more time. I'm like back to back? Yeah! So I made it the first lap but on the 2nd (this is a horrible flashback) I couldn't catch my breath. It reminded me of when I was in labor trying to do the Lamaze breathing technique...I ended up breathing into a bag because I was hyperventilating. That's what happened here, I was hyperventilating, and it felt like a panic attack. I never wanna experience that ever again.

On a better note, we did it again a week later. We took it at our own stride and it was a bit easier.

4 comments:

Fun Family Times said...

I am impressed by what you have been up to. You may want to check out the marathon mommy's blog linked from mine (down in blogs I like to check out), it might help you out with some tips. They were just talking about ice bath for legs and stuff. It might help you out?

Clark Family said...

Girl you are amazing and yep it may have been a bump in the road but you can step over it. Nothing is impossible, especially with a little practice. Keep up the good work...you Inspire me!

Lorie said...

Andrea, you are so awesome! I'm amazed at what you are doing and can do. I love being able to see what you are up to on your blog! I miss you. You are such a great friend:)

The Wright Family said...

Hey Beautiful Lady... just wanted to say, "Hi" and I think you are awesome for undertaking such a difficult thing. I can't run worth anything to talk about, so I am just in awe... Have a great day!

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