Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Power of the P

Well, I just HAD to get on here and report of our "festivus miracle" or it could more commonly be called, miracle of the Priesthood. Man, I love the opportunity we have to receive blessings and to feel of the power and magnitude of our Heavenly Fathers love!





So, put Maggie down to bed at 7:30 and I kid you not, there was not ONE even mini peep out of her all night. Not a moan, not a cough, NOTHING. It was so freaky that at 2 or 3:00 a.m. I woke up and felt like I'd better go check on her to see if she was ok. Thankfully just then she must of rolled over in her sleep, 'cause I got a little movement and a sigh. Max also slept the whole night with no coughing. It was so great that I was even awakened by my alarm. MY ALARM! I haven't needed my alarm like ever. Actually, one other time since I've been getting up at 5:00 did I need it. But usually, I'm way awake long before it goes off. So yeah, it was awesome and amazing. Thank you Priesthood blessings!






Apparently while I was off kicking some serious biking butt at the gym, Maggie started coughing uncontrollably and gagging. That was sweet of her to wait until I was gone so her Daddy could deal with it. No worries, she's A-Ok. She's still coughing some, but other than that, seems really good.







Ok, back to the gym. So, it was a 39 minute bike ride this morning, followed by a 17 minute "run." On the ride, Dixie started slightly before me and was about 1/2 mile ahead of me the whole time. Well, at one point, she got a little sloppy, stopped paying attention if you will. But not I, not I with my eagle eye. I looked over, saw she was at a measley 80 something rpm's and I decided to go for it. I had been going at 100 for at least 2 songs, but I just went full force. I was up around 117 rpms for a good little amount. I'm not sure if I've ever sweated so bad ever! Anyway, I caught her, and I'm not sure, it could have been my arm raised high in the air, my fist pumping, or my loud exclamation of YES that tipped her off. We'll never know. All I do know is, she looked over, saw what I'd done, and silently said, "hell no you di - n't" and she started power peddling. Ok, so keeping in mind I'd been at 117 for awhile now, I kept at it. I was fighting hard, and I'll have you now, I stayed RIGHT WITH HER for at least another 1/2 mile before I nearly barfed. Seriously, it was AWESOME!!! Needless to say, I got in 10.6 miles in my 39 minutes. Woo hoo! The run, well, whatever. I did run at a 5 for 3 1/2 minutes, but holy crap, I just can't get it in me to go for it there. None the less, I felt great about my workout this morning. And as a side note, on Saturday, I toodled around 3 miles with the kids in their stroller and my Mom and Dana in tow. It was great, a good precursor to the five we have to do by Saturday this week. Wish me luck.





So, I lost 3.5 lbs. this week. Yea me for being the "biggest loser" on our team. I'm now 11 lbs. away from pre-Max weight, and a MERE 41 lbs. away from pre-Maggie weight. I know right, how depressing. But, I'll get there. I WILL get there right? Still waiting for any pants to fit me ANY better. Pretty sure the weight I'm losing is all coming from my eyeballs or something.


Well, I guess that's my update for now. So sorry no pics AGAIN. However, no fears, I have a GREAT pic for a post coming soon! My head feels like it might explode right now and I'm coughing uncontrollably, so ta ta!


Cough drops and remotes,

Allyson

9 comments:

The Coolest Allen Family said...

You are my inspiration...my wind beneath my wings!

I wish I lived near you so I could work out with you.

I will just sit hear and eat cookies thinking about it how great it would be.....

jen said...

You'd kick my A any day on the bike or in the pool. And with the way I'm healing, maybe even on the track. And you're not even figuring in how morbidly sick you are. That's gotta somehow beat Dixie, right?
Missed you today. Feel better.
Sorry. Gotta stop now. The keyboard's getting too sweaty. . . .

Dixiechick said...

Um, excuse me. I am not a swearer...so I was not saying sliently any "H" words unless you're counting "heck no". And for the record, it was your pedaling like a maniac that gave you away. I was totally impressed with you this morning. You forgot to mention that I nearly ran 2 miles in 14 minutes. Thank you very much. :)

Crandell Fam said...

YAY for you!!! :) That's awesome. I love workouts like that. I feel so good when it's all over (though I feel like I might pass out right in the middle of it...but that's beside the point!) Good job. I myself ran 4 MILES tonight!!! In 45:35. That's almost an 11 minute mile pace, and it's the most I've run at one time since high school. I was super proud of myself. Hope I can do it again!

The Fischbeck's said...

I have never done the bike thing. Sounds like you can sweat like a banshee! It totally helps to work out with a partner(or group for that matter) A little friendly competition is always good---and I wished I could have seen the fist pumping, "YES"!

You Rock!

Dana said...

UGH!.....stop all of you. I'm not having ANY amazing workouts like that. I was feeling only SLIGHTLY prowd that I actually stood up twice during my spin class--and only for a brief stint at that. Two crappy days and bla!! Somebody call me the waahmbulance. Jenny....I must have just been holding you back. Wow! I wasn't even inspired by Biggest Loser tonight I just CRIED with Bob. What the heck?!!?

The Maxsons said...

Ally! So proud of you! You are inspiring truly. Love ya.

Dana said...

Okay......for the record, I took my sorry A** to the gym tonight to beat your bicycling buns and I proudly did 10.75 in 39 min and then went on to finish 12.1 miles in 44 (yea, I slowed down a little once I made the goal). I did NOT however run freaking 5mph EVER. I did my standard 17 min mile and crawled home. I proudly burned 795 calories and kept my average heart rate at 160 for more than an hour--high of 178. (And all I have to do is add 800 meters of swimming, 1 more mile of biking, and 2.1 more miles of running?!? Sure, no problem *cough*)

Greg and Tammy said...

Congrats on the 3.5 pounds! That is fantastic!! 11 pounds to pre-max is amazing! Great job on all your workouts!! You gals inspire me...