Sunday, December 09, 2007

amazing race part 2 of ?


my teeth look AWESOME!!!

the reward...

Don't I look super hot when I run?

Me and my boy .com

Renee trained me well!!


This morning I ran my second of this 2007 holiday season with my old friend & trainer Renee and my new friend and fellow Nikon shooter Mike! Christopher Martin's 5K race in New Haven was outstanding- in so many ways- great energy, a super flat course, hilarious costumes and at the end? FREE BEER!!! Can't really get too much better than that. So, I had some lofty goals going into this race after the Branford 5K- I wanted to shave off some time on my pace. I had run a 12:59 mile pace on Thanksgiving and so my goal for this one was 12:30. Well, I totally met and passed my goal!! You'll have to watch the slide show to see what it was but I still can't believe I did it!!
My buddy Stevedepino.com ran this one as well but since he is light years faster than me he ran with his friends and got a killer time under his belt. We are now researching our next 5K and have plans to run a 10K in the spring. You can bet your sweet cheeks there will be a serious C 10 ike shirt made up special for that race!!

In preparing for this race Renee helped me come up with some training goals for myself for the 2 weeks in between races- 3 days of running mixed with 3 days of lifting and mild cardio with one day off. The second week we added one nutritional goal into the mix, nothing crazy but something manageable to help me keep up the weight loss. So far so good- I am due for a weigh-in next week, so we'll see what's going on there!

I have to say I got a little psyched out today- but I kept coming up with mini goals like pass that 100 year old man or that 4 year old child, nothing fancy. Mostly I just kept moving forward and tried to step it up. Mike joined us today kind of spur of the moment and he did great! He even sent me a motivational text during the race! It made me laugh out loud.

I am off to shower up, I decided to make and post this slide show before and now I am offending myself! :)

Thanks Justin for the awesome shots!!

18 comments:

Rnormfoto said...

Keep runnin' your ass off, sister! Good for you!!! How many 100-year-olds did you cream today?

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Only a few. Unfortunately the one I really wanted who looked like he was doing the chicken dance the whole time and was actually walking freakin' SMOKED me!! It hurt.

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Sad I missed it - Jeff can attest to the fact that I've been working since 8 (well he actually can't since he didn't wake up until 11!!) but I made some really good progress and am slowly but surely getting there. Next time I will run - I promise!!!

STEVE DePINO said...

Such a great run today.. can't wait to do it again!

Melissa said...

Way to go Carla! I'm so happy for you, maybe you can inspire me to get my fat ass out there!

Laura Landau said...

Yeah Carla! Way to set a goal and run right past it! So proud of you! Gotta run with the lip stuff...were you holding it for Steve? :)

Jaime said...

Sister, you are kickin' some serious ass. You'll do that 10k with no problem. I want a T-shirt.

Robin Dini Photography said...

you kick ass carla! i want to come out and root for you!!!! you was in my hood. Next time you run, I want to be out there with a big poster cheerin' your skinny ass on!

nikki nicole photography said...

congrats on your accomplishment....it must feel so good to hit your goal!

Random Blog said...

Carla - Nice to meet you briefly at the race - Great job! I'd like to formally invite you and your "crew" to run The Bash with us this spring..... plenty of time to train for it. It will be held on April 6th at West Woods in Guilford. Trust me!!
Details at www.mrbimble.com
Peace,
Cathi

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Laura- that was Mike holding the chap stick out to me to help me finish- you all know of my addiction...!

Cathi I will def check it out!! We are already talking about the 'next race'....maybe this will be it!

Random Blog said...

Awesome Carla - There is also an event calendar on that site that lists local races - along with a video from the race last year- I will personally show you the course when it gets closer. We can walk it - and walk/run it - eventually you'll want some trail shoes... yes.... you get lots off cool gear in this activity too!! Never say never! YOU CAN DO IT!!
Cathi

Heather Colt said...

Carla, you look awesome! Keep it up! you inspired me too! im so proud of you girl

Shyla said...

Yay! way to go girlie.... you are such a trooper!

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Tere @ My Precious Studio said...

Great job sis! Cold beer is one of the best parts of finishing, for sure. Just wait til you run a half...now that was the best beer...keep on truckin
xoxo

Teresa Wagner said...

way to go girl!!

Jeannine Jersey said...

dude! i didn't know you were a runner! just another reason i dig you, as a person...i am just starting to get into running now, too, and did the manchester road race this year for the first time. if you ever need someone to do another 5k with, i am your girl!!