Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring In 2 Action - Buff Brazen Bunnies

Spring In2 Action

Did you hear?  The lovely ladies (and gent) at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans are beginning a new 6-week challenge today!  Spring into action and grab yourself a partner.  Yep - we are pairing up with one of our best buds to keep each other motivated and kick each other's arses.  I'm paired up with Kirsten from Running in a Girls' World!  She is one of my all-time favoritest people EVA, is a totally kick-ass runner (who has really inspired me to kick my running up a notch, or four) and we are going to have a blast in this challenge.  We even got to pick our own team name!  I am proud to be a Buff Brazen Bunny! Why are we proud to be Buff Brazen Bunnies?   Because this challenge is going to get us Buff, we are already a bit Brazen, and Bunnies? - just too perfect!

Speaking of getting buff, this challenge also contains a challenge-within-a-challenge.  A bunch of us are going to tackle the 100 Push-ups Challenge.  I even downloaded the iPhone app, because I'm a sucker like that because I puffy heart technology.  I did my push-up test Tuesday night and I'm going to hit Day 1 today.  (Because of my stupid recovering rotator cuff, I'm going to stick with girly-style push-ups for this round. If the shoulder behaves, I'll try running the program again on my toes.)

Beginning push-up test: 15 girly-style

This will also be my first Shrinking Jeans challenge in which I participate as a "non-loser".  I will not be posting my weight on Wednesdays (I'll be weighing in still, just keeping it to myself).  I'll be making sure to stay within my goal range, but I want to focus this challenge on a few, small areas. 

Kirsten & I have come up with similar goals:
  1. Run 2-3 days per week as outlined in my 25k training plan.  (I'm supposed to run 3x a week, but I've got a few crazy-ass weeks coming up which will likely dictate dropping a run, or shortening one.)
  2. 100 Push-ups Challenge 3x per week. Starting test was 15 on my knees.
  3. Add 2 (or 3) Nike Training Club app strength workouts per week.  Even if it is only one of the 15 minute workouts, it will be better than nothing.
  4. Really work on getting enough water.  I'm usually pretty good at this during the week, but I suck on the weekends.  Must be better.
So there we have it.  A kick ass challenge where I get to be Buff and Brazen (and hope to look like one of the "Bunnies" in the end) and where I get to kick Kirsten's skinnier ass if she feels like slacking.  A win-win!

    7 comments:

    1. Great goals. I'm also a sucker for technology as I downloaded the 100 Pushup App last night. I also have the NTC app and am liking it so far.

      ReplyDelete
    2. Heh. You definitely kick my skinny ass any time it needs to be kicked.

      ReplyDelete
    3. Love your team name! Good luck. You guys will definitely kick ass. :)

      ReplyDelete
    4. Thanks for the comment! and Yes I am training for the 5/3 RBR! I'm nervous excited, my training has been tough but I did it last year and can do it again!

      ReplyDelete
    5. Those are GREAT goals! You've inspired me to create some goals for this challenge. So, I'm off to go do that!

      ReplyDelete
    6. Again. Kirsten/Bari throw down. Want to see.

      ReplyDelete

    Comments are like big, squishy hugs to me - and I love hugs!

    Is anybody out there?

    So, it would appear I posted about six times in 2016.  Here it is, half way through 2017, and I haven't written a darn thing. In my de...