Events I've Completed:
Run for Rescue - 4/30/11 - 5k - 29:05 (finished 2nd in my age)
Ojai to Ocean - 6/5/11 - Half Marathon - 1:56:37 (Ran with Lisa!)
Megan Savage Memorial - 9/24/11 - 5k - 31:16 (Ran with Bill!)
Beach Derby 10k - 11/6/11 - 56:40 (Ran with Nikki!)
RnRLV - 12/4/11 - Half Marathon 2:18 (Ran with Nikki!) Got sick by race end. Sick three days.
Surf City - 2/5/12 - Half Marathon - 1:55:02 (PR) Ran with Lisa and Sarah
Battle of the Boxes-2/23/13-5:04 Mini Helen-8th place overall team finish
Crossfit Open 13.1-131
Crossfit Open 13.2-232
Crossfit Open 13.3-183
Crossfit Open 13.4-54
Crossfit Open 13.5-49
Battle of the Boxes: Unknown Edition- 3rd place finish!
Crossfit Open 2014!
This is my before photo. I weighed 15 pounds more, was exhausted all of the time and wasn't getting better at crossfit, running or life. It was time for a change.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Motivating kids to stay active
I have three kids, ages 16, 14 and 10. The two oldest are heavily involved in sports. In fact the 16 year old is probably overkill with the amount of time he's required to be in the pool, but that's another story. The problem is my 10 year old. She's a great kid and not overweight. But she is definitely out of shape. She played on a Select soccer team through June. Then she went to camp for two weeks. So she got plenty of activity in the beginning of the summer. But since then, she really has done nothing. She doesn't go out by the pool, she just stays in the house either watching TV or on the computer. She considered trying out for another soccer team. She even went to one of the tryouts. It was two hours long and my husband said she looked like her head was going to explode. He was very proud of her for getting through it but knew that was the end of that. She said she had no interest in going back to another tryout. She said she'd rather stick with regular AYSO and maybe do cheer again. As a runner, and general lover of all sports, this makes me crazy! The day after this tryout, I felt like it was my responsibility to get her moving and I was having mommy guilt. So I made her get dressed to go for a run with me. The night before she'd said she'd run 3 miles with me. That morning however, she was sore from the tryout. She didn't want to go at all. Finally I convinced her to walk 2 miles with the dog. It was a disaster. She walked about 30 paces behind me the entire time. She kept saying is was because she was tired and sore. But even if I slowed my pace she still walked behind. I tried to tell her I wanted to walk WITH her so that we could talk and enjoy the walk. That this wasn't supposed to be torture. She said that's what it felt like to her. This was on Wednesday and I haven't made her go again since then. It didn't seem worth it. I'd missed my run and she couldn't have gotten much out of it. I told her it's not even exercise if her heart doesn't beat a little faster than normal. Am I going about this wrong? Any suggestions?