Thursday, September 9, 2010

Garmin Contest, Exercisus Interuptus, Super Fatlete Challenge

GARMIN CONTEST: just got this link from Luke about a Garmin giveaway!


THURSDAY'S CROSS-TRAINING: Did part of my weights workout today ... adding some weight for my arms last Tuesday, and still feeling the stretch today.  Lunges are still challenging, but I have added weights and switched walking lunges to lunges in place with a 75 lb dumbbell.  The Hard Core Club Workout is going well, and I'm close to adding a full second set of repetitions for all the exercises and waiting patiently for the intermediate program to be published by Jamoosh [@ Hard Core Club].  Will continue the weights just before lunch and fit in HCC before I eat.


SUPER FATLETE CHALLENGE: Over a week ago I was tagged by Luke [@ the Super Fatlete] to complete 3 tasks:
  1. Answer his 8 questions
  2. Create 8 questions to answer
  3. Pick 8 people to tag and have answer your new questions and follow these three tasks

Part 1: Luke's Questions
  1. What is your favorite song quote? "Somebody get me a cheeseburger" Steve Miller Band Living in the USA
  2. What is your favorite exercise or workout? Squats - hate them the most so I love them!
  3. Favorite place to go on vacation and activity to do? Rocky Mountains - Skiing
  4. Do you collect anything, if so what and how did it start? Friends and Memories - after death of several close loved ones
  5. Hardest obstacle you have had to overcome in your weight loss/fitness/training goals? Finding dedicated time to stick to the plan
  6. What do you do now and if you could choose any career what would it be? I run software companies at the executive level - other job would have to be explorer in the 14th Century
  7. If you could choose an exotic animal to have as a pet what would it be? I don't like keeping pets unless they can be part of the family - no lizards, snakes, spiders etc. - I believe it creates a negative imbalance in Nature - if anything a chimpanzee [that could talk - I'd name him Caesar!]
  8. Do you use a reward system for your goals, (formally set or not) and if so what is your favorite reward? No reward system.  I enjoy activity, even though I am overweight.  I always try to like the thing that I am doing.  Attitude makes a big difference - and it costs nothing!

Part 2: My Questions - rather tame compared to Luke's
  1. What is the best 5k time you have had in the last 9 months?
  2. What was your body weight (with clothing, water, stuff) at this 5k time? (Guess is acceptable - but should be accurate!)
  3. Did you run a negative split during this 5k?
  4. Did you fartlek at anytime during the run? (I know this is a setup and you can thank me later!)
  5. What is your age or age group?
  6. What is your sex?
  7. Have you ever run to a metronome?
  8. What is your stride length running at a 5k pace? (Don't know - then go and measure!)

Part 3: My tags
  1. Adam (@ The Boring Runner)
  2. Glenn (@ The Running Fat Guy)
  3. Luke (@ The Super Fatlete)
  4. Anne (@ Asthma and the Gift of Running)
  5. Manderz (@ Manderz Road to New Life)
  6. Kovas (@ Midwest Multisport Life)
  7. Rio (@ Her Name Is Rio & She Runs)
  8. Irene (@ Magazine Smiles)
There is also one more thing ... If you are reading this and I did not tag you, please answer my questions as well.  I'm trying to build up a group of virtual athlete's that I want to emulate, and your numbers will help me be a better stalker!


SITE COMPARISON:  coming soon!  Really it is ... it's grown super big!


Adrienne said...

Yay for a fellow snow skier! One thing our family will definitely miss just moving from the Rockies to the desert. I have never run a 5K so it's good you didn't tag me and I have no info for you but good luck!

Emz said...

Yay! Love these.

I'm with Adrienne [on everything but....] on the 5k thing in THIS instance.

KovasP said...

For #7, I think I ran to the Metrodome once.

The Boring Runner said...

Great answers...BETTER questions. :) I'll see if I have time to put this together tonight.

Lucas R. Tucker said...

This is goiong to be a challenge. I hae not looked at the splits yet and I have never looked at my stride length. I will get back to you on this.

Kruns2 said...

Thanks for the Garmin link! I'll be entering for sure. To bad the odds are usually high on DCRainmaker's blog but it's still worth a shot!

I may have to take part in the "Super Fatlete's" challenge just because that's one of the best blog names around. ;)

Jess said...

How can a runner run to a metronome? Wouldn't that be bulky to cart through the duration of a run?

Unknown said...

#1 - 21:28

#2 - 115 pounds

#3 - don't know - need a garmin - think so.

#4 - yes

#5 - 45-49

#6 - no - but interesting idea. Maybe Skipper can help me with that on the weekend.

#7 - Seriously? I have no idea. It's long enough to get me to the finish with as quickly as I can.

#6 - female

#7 -

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing

The Green Girl said...

I think quite a few people are doubting my hygiene routine after today's post!

Anne said...

Thanks for the tag Andrew! Will get to it real soon :)