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Coloring Outside of the Lines -- My Snowbuster Entry

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Since Phoenix my muscles in my lower abdomen have been hurting every single time I run. It's so frustrating. (If I'm honest this pain started around Rehoboth -- December. I thought it would go away by now. 😕)

Anyway I did a nice 6 miler last week that was fairly peppy but left me really sore. After that run I decided to pull the plug on running. We've officially broken up until 3/17.

My Snowbuster entry is being submitted under the "Unconventional" Category -- a triathlon of sorts if you will.

I laid out my plan.

The 1st event up would be the stairmaster. You know that piece of gym equipment that looks like an escalator? I love that maachine!! Put it on intervals and the whole time you are switching between fast and slow.

I had done a few miles on that the day before at a sub 9:00 pace so I set off at a more reasonable rate of 9:20 for 4.3 miles. Slow, fast, slow, fast. There's a little spot that can hold your phone so you can stream YouTube. I watched Josh Bridges (Crossfit athlete/former Navy Seal) do one of his crazy workouts while I climbed to nowhere. The time flew by as the sweat was flying.

40 minutes for 4.3 miles

The next leg in my triathlon was rowing. I looked over and saw both rowers were being used but as I was finishing up one of the guys must've sensed that a race was about to start and cleared off of his erg.

Transition didn't take long. No fancy gear or shoes since I'm a rowing newbie. One quick wipe down of the handles. I latched in my feet and set off to row for 10 minutes. The guy next to me looked to know what he was doing so I tried to match his stroke until got too bored and then decided to do more intervals. One minute hard, one minute recover. It is such a great full body workout!! My arms are going to look amazing if summer ever gets here!

10 minutes for 2.1 km

As soon as I got off of the rower I had no sooner wiped it down and took a step backwards and the guy rowing next to me did a farmer's blow to each side. OMFG! 🤢🤮 Seriously so disgusting. Right on the rower I was just using. Ewwwww, ewwwww, ewwww!!

Thankfully my triathlon had a break between the 2nd and 3rd legs. I took a quick shower and headed off to church.

As soon as I got home the 3rd leg was starting. Amazing how I timed that!

The 3rd leg was 1 mile elliptical repeats with 10 deadlifts and 10 back squats at 50 lbs after each mile. I added in the weights to make it harder because I know Dave will be upset that not one step of my entry was done outside.

3 miles in 30:50 (deadlifts/squat time not included)

So there you go -- my Color Outside the Lines entry -- 1:20:50 for 4.3 climbing, 2.1 km rowing, 3 miles ellipticaling

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The escalator-like stairmill is HARD!  Kudos to you for doing this.

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Stupid old bodies won't cooperate...

and who does a farmer blow INSIDE?!? Dude!

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Well done! I’m sorry about your stoopid ab pain. Go away!

and seriously?! Snot rockets inside?? Grrrrrrrrr. Not cool, nasty nasterson.

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I don't even know what to do with this. I guess we'll have to make a special Gwen category.

+1 on the indoor blow. Ew.

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Very creative!

I won't even do a farmer's blow in front of a house when I'm outside. I wait until an empty lot or an area with no houses. 

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I think you should get bonus points for streaming someone else's workout while you work out. Always fierce, girl. 

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3 hours ago, Dave said:

I don't even know what to do with this. I guess we'll have to make a special Gwen category.

+1 on the indoor blow. Ew.

No special category needed. Totally just a sarcastic entrance so i could say I did something. LOL. Aren't I always in my own "special" category??

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1 hour ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

I think you should get bonus points for streaming someone else's workout while you work out. Always fierce, girl. 

I love watching other people's workout videos!

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13 hours ago, BANGLE said:

Stupid old bodies won't cooperate...

and who does a farmer blow INSIDE?!? Dude!

I've been fighting agreeing with the "old body" thing for a while, but now I'm going to have to totally agree with this. I'm so over it.

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As soon as I got off of the rower I had no sooner wiped it down and took a step backwards and the guy rowing next to me did a farmer's blow to each side. 

I'd report this guy to the gym ownership so fast his head would spin- that is NASTY.

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Going from your workout to church has me picturing you in one of those pews that has the step(?) you kneel down onto and Gwen is kneeling down repeatedly so she can get 10 reps in!! Its all about making the best of opportunity right?  

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