12.31.02 - Washington Resolution Run
01.19.03 - San Diego Marathon
07.13.03 - Tri For Real #2
10.23.05 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
11.23.06 - Sparks Turkey Trot
05.05.07 - Marathon de Mayo (Half)
05.13.07 - Moms on the Run
10.??.07 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
05.10.08 - Moms on the Run
06.21.09 - Pleasanton Spirit 5K
07.29.09 - San Francisco Half Marathon
10.04.09 - SJ Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon
10.18.09 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
11.01.09 - New York Marathon
11.26.09 - Spark's Turkey Trot 10K
02.20.10 - Bay Breeze Half Marathon
03.14.10 - Shamrock 'N Half Marathon
03.21.10 - LA Marathon
03.27.10 - Scheel's Fanatic 5K
04.25.10 - Marin County Half Marathon
05.02.10 - Reno Rock 'N River Half Marathon
06.05.10 - See Jane Run Half Marathon
07.25.10 - San Francisco Half Marathon
09.05.10 - Pier to Peak Half Marathon
10.10.10 - Chicago Marathon
10.30.10 - Healdsburg Half Marathon
11.07.10 - U.S. Half Marathon
11.25.10 - Scheels Turkey Trot 10K
02.06.11 - Surf City Half Marathon
03.13.11 - Dublin Shamrock 5K
04.18.11 - Boston Marathon
05.01.11 - Big Sur Marathon
06.11.11 - Lake Tahoe Relay
07.31.11 - San Francisco Half Marathon
09.11.11 - Walnut Festival Run 5K
09.18.11 - NorCal Half Marathon
11.24.11 - Scheels Turkey Trot
12.03.11 - Las Vegas Santa Suit 5K
12.04.11 - Las Vegas Half Marathon
03.11.12 - South Bay Duathlon
03.25.12 - Oakland Half Marathon
05.20.12 - Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
06.24.12 - Silicon Valley Intl. Triathlon
07.15.12 - Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon
03.09.13 - Lucky 13 Half Marathon
04.28.13 - Eugene Half Marathon
05.11.13 - Folsom International Triathlon
5k:19:17 @ Dublin Shamrock 5k 2011
10k: 41:01 @ Scheel's Turkey Trot 2010
Half:1:30:07 @ Oakland Half 2012
Full: 3:31:44 @ Boston Marathon 2011
70.3: 5:20:07 @ Vineman 2012
Tag Archives: tricks
Yesterday on my way home, I almost fell asleep standing up. It was only Monday.
There was a point earlier this year that waking up at 4:30 became normal, but it soon became 4:45, 5:00, 5:30, 6-oh-shiz-I’m late! With Ironman training officially underway, I want to readjust my body to that point where a 4:30 wakeup call is just a regular day in the books. Don’t get me wrong, that means I’m in bed by 9:30 and I realize this makes me an old, old woman, with a sad, sad weekday social life.
For the time being, getting used to waking up at this ungodly hour has been painful and I wanted to share a few of the tricks that I’m implementing to ensure that I’m up and out the door by 4:50.
Use Emoticons – I’m a six-year-old trapped in a 20-something body. Thus, when I learned that you can title your iPhone alarms and put emoticons next to it, you better believe that I made a special Ironman alarm clock. That way, when I groggily curse at my phone for waking me up, I’m reminded of my goal and why I need to get my ass out of bed.
Use A Suggestive Alarm Song – Beeps bore me and do nothing for my get-outta-bed motivation. Thus, I use Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go as my alarm clock song of choice. The first thing I hear every morning is, “WAKE ME UP!” It’s painfully annoying but drives home the point pretty clearly.
Don’t judge my ringtone list.
Prep For Tomorrow – This one is probably something your mom has been telling you since elementary school and it pains me to say this, but she was right. Pick out your clothes (work and gym), pack your gym bag, pack your lunch and have it all bundled up and ready to go. Done.
Small Dogs – The funny thing about dogs is that they get used to a routine and will hold you to it. Get a small one that isn’t big enough to jump on the bed and she’ll jump and jump and jump and jump (with her collar bell jingle jangling the entire time) until you give in and wake-up. It’s fool-proof really.
Cranky Husbands – Get yourself a husband that doesn’t have to wake-up until 6:45 and when he hears you hit snooze and has to listed to WHAM! three times in a matter of 10 minutes, he’ll give you a swift kick in the side or a gentle, “Turn that damn thing off.”
What time do you wake-up everyday? What are your get out of bed tricks?