Team “Texas House of Strength” in the Spartan Race, Burnet TX

I’m so proud to have had an amazing group of people run this race as Team Texas House of Strength! Some of us had run this race before, others have done the Tough Mudder and others have never been through an obstacle course before! We stayed together as a team the entire way and it was such a blast!!! They a natural athletes but man, did they train their asses off for this! We trained by doing daily boot camp classes and running a green belt trail every Saturday morning for months! I couldn’t have asked for a better team! I must say that I very proud of myself for finally conquering that dam rope climb!! Woohoo!!!! More pic to come from the Spartan Race website but here are some photos friends and family took of us! THOS Wall of fame Spartan Mau 2014the girlsthe girls beforerace course 2race course 1gina spartanfire jumpsafter run groupdirty feet Spartan 2014carolafter shower group Spartan 2014 conquered the rope climb 2014

Texas Spartan Sprint in 4 weeks!

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Join Team Texas House of Strength in this years Spartan Sprint Race on Sunday May 18th 2014!!! We’re 4 weeks out so we’re turning up our training a few notches! Team THOS currently trains every Saturday morning at St. Edwards Park on Spicewood Springs Road, an entrance to a running trail we take around Bull Creek.

Currently, I’m the only one in the team who has experienced a Spartan Race in the past. The other registered members are runners, boot camp goers and brave sedentaries! Anyone can FINISH!!! We’re in it together!

Read about my past experience running the Spartan Sprint in 2013 & 2012 in a previous post here. I also list out race day tips and what to pack.

Message me with interest and I’ll email you an invite link!!! Then begin your training with us and/or at the Blockhouse Creek Boot Camp Classes!

Setting the Texas Female Powerlifting Record

Texas State Record

Even though I didn’t perform as well as I had hoped, it’s pretty cool to see my name as the record holder for my weight class!  Glad to get my first meet out of the way!  Now I’ve got to make it look pretty and hang on to that spot!

Setting the new record in June at the Jill Mills Alamo Classic!!!

Running is my meditation

I went on my first run in almost a month this morning.  It had been too long for various reasons but mostly because I badly twisted my right ankle.
I recently noticed stress creeping in over the last few days, maybe weeks. Running somehow allows my mind to clearly think. While running, I do listen to music or a podcast but I always wonder off.
I was able to think about my upcoming promotion, training for my next powerlifting meet, my new business and having lunch with my dad this afternoon.  I was able to take deep breaths and ponder different paths with opposing directions to help guide me in making solid decisions for my life.
This is mediation. A breathing and visualisation process while at peace.