Monday, February 4, 2013

getting ready to get dirty (on TV!)

My Dirty Girl Run is coming up on Saturday. Mud Runs have a special place in my heart because they were some of the very first runs I signed up and actually trained for.

Like I said before, one of the fun parts of a Mud Run is that it's difficult to "race" them due to the obstacles and crowds. But that takes the pressure off and you just enjoy the experience.

Last week, I was contacted by the Dirty Girl staff and asked if I wanted to be part of a news feature for the run. Dirty Girl raises money for breast cancer, which is such a worthy cause. The caveat was-it was for the local CBS morning show. Which is EARLY. But I figured, why not?! You don't get a chance to be on the news every day. And that's what coffee is for, right?

So I got up at o'dark-thirty this morning and threw on my workout clothes.

Since I would be driving from the news feature to my long lecture day of nursing school, I had to be completely ready to be away from home for a total of 14 hours.

The other bonus was I got to meet Melissa (blue Sparkle Skirt) and Shannyn (pink Sparkle Skirt) for the first time and Melissa brought her friend Sandi, who is a trainer and put us through some paces. (and if I'm ever looking for a trainer or boot camp, I know who to look up because Sandi was all about getting the maximum out of the seconds and minutes we were on air).

Melissa brought a Team Sparkle Skirt for me to wear (and perfect that it matched my long sleeve running shirt I love) and we were able to bring awareness to the Run for Sherry. (I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome the skirt is. If only I had unlimited funds for race-wear.)

We did a brief "teaser" and then a bit later the actual segment aired--all live. We elected Melissa to be our spokesperson, while Shannyn and I "trained" in the background. We did this at both the 5am and 6am hour. We were done about 6:20 and PRAISE GOD I spotted a Starbucks in a Vons on the way to the freeway and I got my caffeine before heading to school

Check it out!
San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 -

You can still register and save 20% with the code: SDBLOGGUEST

So, what do you think of my form? Seeing this video made me want to video myself doing some of my workouts so I can critique my form. I think my butt was too high during the mountain climbers.

I'm super duper tired today, and sitting for so many hours doesn't help, but it was a fun morning and I'm glad I did it.

Can't wait for all the fun on Saturday!

(Read Melissa's recap here)