By Henry | April 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM EDT | No Comments
Yes, it's been awhile. Since the conclusion of the MS150, I feel battered. No soreness, except for the injury I have in my tibial tuberosity area (probably chipped bone), due to a "little crash" that caused me "huge" incapacity at the moment. I feel like my right leg is shorter... I'm waiting to see how it feels after 3 more days...
-It was a huge success, with few of our runners were first-timers and were able to finish strong. My team National Instruments bagged the corporate championship trophy again (for 6 consecutive years!). One of our top five runners finished #16th overall...and I finished #766 (arrrrgh). Although I started with the fun-runners, I could have done better have I not rode highway 360 a day before. Great job to our runners: Lori Neyland, Adrienne Patino, Elva Duarte, Aimee Hartwick, Carl Burnett, Emmy Burnett and Karen Fisher plus many more runners from our Progressive group.
-I considered it so far...my best ride. Being part of the 12,000-strong riders was awesome. The feeling was indescribable. The word "tired" did not exist. Especially when a 350-pounder lady rider got past me on the hilly long and winding road to Bastrop from La Grange, I was having a "when-does-this-hill-end----does-bastrop-stand-20,000-above-sea-level?"- moment. I would like once again, to thank all our donors: Mark Brazell, Jason Druoilhet, Alie Sterling, Dr. Ruth Smith, Emmy Burnett, Aimee Hartwick, Peter Awbrey, Adrienne Patino and Progressive Insurance. I was able to raise $600, more than my $400-goal. Thanks also to our well-wishers and those who prayed for my safety. Special thanks to Peter Awbrey who rode simultaneously with me on highway-360 for 30 miles to give me "tele-kinetic" energy, while I was riding the last leg of 30 miles from Bastrop to Austin.
Texas round-up 5K/10K:
-Good luck to our runners tomorrow: Lori Neyland, Alie Sterling, Jason Drouilhet, Elva Duarte and Melody Harros. Go get'em!!!!! I will be at the Registration Area at around 7:30 to warm-up and support our runners. Come out and cheer for our runners!
-Welcome back campers! This week we started our new sessions. Our recently concluded camp showed Jason and Kaleb to be the biggest "melter" with more than 4% body fat loss. Great job!
-Our 12-week Boot Camp Challenge starts May 10 at a discounted price of $99 per 3-week session. PLUS, it's Buy 3, get 1 FREE! Yes, that's right. You only pay for 3 sessions and attend 1 session FREE! Your referral would be greatly appreciated. Tell your friends about us and if they signed-up, you will receive 50% of their first session's fee. Details of the 12-week Boot Camp Challenge will be announced soon.
-Our condolences to Sheronda West, who recently lost a family member.
-Hunter, get well soon...
-You will need a bench for these exercises:
1. Lower Body Lift on the Bench- (both hands holding onto the edge of the bench next to your head) 10x