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June 2008

Wow what a suck run

Didn’t mind running but I don’t know what happened. I feel like I’m starting all over again after 3 weeks off 😦

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Run – 0.9 hours – 06/29/2008

Turbo Jam again! :-)

OMGosh! I’m getting the hang of it! I LUV it 🙂

Back in the saddle again

Man this has been an emotional & physical roller coaster ride of a month! But I overcame all. I had help from the One who helped me through the most tramatic experience 8 months ago. As a matter of fact, today was supposed to be my 15th anniversary. The funny thing is..we never made a big deal about our anniversary in the first place so it doesn’t really effect me.

I’ve truly missed running over the past couple of weeks. I took a week off since my knees from the 9 miles were hurting me, and then I took the week off before the P.A.T. I’ve been doing Turbo Jam with my boy at night and 20-30 forward and side-to-side crunches..since things have been kinda hectic and I don’t have time to run. It is awesome. I’m not very coordinated, but man you get the heart rate up, and over the past 2 days I feel muscles I didn’t know I had. I love that burn!! I’ll have to do it again tonight since I have small group.

I hope to be able to run Friday night. We’ll see how many miles my body wants to run then. 🙂

Turbo Jam

I am so uncoordinated..LOL. First nite. I’ll try again tomorrow 🙂 I’ll get better…then it’ll be more fun

First run after 2 weeks off

It was 80 degrees and no wind whatsoever!! It sucked! I don’t usually sweat, but dang!

 Now, I’m gonna eat spaghetti. TTFN

Peace Out!

I PASSED IN 3:21! HOO RAH!!

I coulda done it in 6 seconds less. But because on the first ladder I didn’t touch one of the rungs on the other side (I just flipped myself over the top) I had to go back around and climb it again.

The stairs (SIXTY SEVEN FREAKING STAIRS..UP AND DOWN) kicked my butt again! Going down the Capt (he was my proctor..the guy who runs next to you and times you. Coaches you too. Real nice guy) was saying I was doing good going down, but coming up I started to peter out. Almost to a walk. I was getting mad. After topping the stairs you have to run down and back weaving through 6-7 cones. Then come back towards the beginning.

Last time the stairs winded me so much and then running hard to try to make up time..I could barely scale the 3 and 4 ft walls. THIS time I FLEW over the 3 ft wall, FLIPPED over the 4 ft wall, and SCALED & FLIPPED over the 6 ft wall. Then, comes the dummy (not me, the simulated victim dummy..LOL). I bent up the dummy, knee in back, squatted, put my arms under it’s arms, interlocked my fingers and freaking gritted my teeth, gave a grunt like no other and dragged that sucker passed the line with no worries.

The next thing was the FREAKING ALLEY RUN!! This is where I met my dimise last time. Where I didn’t FAIL, but was given the opportunity to KICK BUTT the THIS time!! THIS time I pushed so hard all the way down (Capt says ‘You’re at 3:00’) and I pushed straight through the finish line!! Like I was running to Mexico or something. I WASN’T ABOUT TO COME BACK A THIRD TIME!!

When I crossed the finish line, I had pushed so hard I literally I could barely breath. The Capt said with a smile ‘your time is three..twenty one’. I said, ‘WHAT!!’ I thought he’d said three thirty one. He shook my hand and said ‘Congratulations!’. I said, ‘Thank you Jesus’. He kinda laughed and said, ‘Ok?’. I told him, You don’t understand! I’ve been praying all last night and this morning, and it was Him’.

I am so stoked right now!! Could be a number of things..the fact that I had coffee, 2 GUs, and 3 gatorade G2s, and 2 bananas! Or that I have yet again completed another obstacle in my life!! I chose to believe the latter!! 😀

PEACE OUT! 🙂

On my way to the P.A.T.

I am confident I will pass this time. 🙂

DAY BEFORE P.A.T. PEP TALK WITH MYSELF

Tomorrow is a big day for me! I think I’ve been thru all the emotions! Including but not limited to almost going POSTAL at work. Takes a lot for me to get worked up lately but it’s not even worth it anymore. It’s just another obstacle that is trying to be put in my way and proves to me all the more that the police department is for me!!!

At my first command in San Diego (I was in the Navy for 4 years), I talked to my career counselor. Told him I wanted to fly them BIG 2 propeller helicopters. I didn’t know their name..just knew I wanted to fly them. He told me he’d submit my application to the Aviation Officers Canidate School cuz ya had to be an officer to be a pilot. Well the doofus sat on my application for 3 mos and by then it was time to go to my Radioman A School that I originally signed up for. Never became a helicopter pilot in the Navy 😦

I’ve always believed EVERYTHING happens for a reason! Cuz in the police department I have the opportunity to be a HELICOPTER PILOT!! YEE DOGGIES! I hope they will teach me. Hope I don’t already need the experience. If I do. I’ll pray for the funds to go to school for it 😉

There’s a few things I’m going to different for tomorrow’s test than on the last one ~

1. Print out and read the scriptures I found in the bible about running. Psalms 4:12 & 25 are close to my heart
2. Take a GU before
3. Drink G2 instead of water.
4. Different shoes

Finishing a MARATHON will be the icing on the cake of life for me after passing tomorrow!!!

Peace Out Ya’ll! 😛

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