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Day 36… Getting back on track

Posted on July 12, 2011 by Margaret Schlachter
Killington, My Winter Office

So over the past two weeks, I have felt like my training has been a little derailed and its time to get it back on track. In the past, when I have hit these road bumps my training has basically stopped and even the most put together plans seem to disappear and the couch becomes more interesting. Not this time. Although today’s workout was an easy one, that’s for sure. Admittedly, I was out rather late celebrating a friends birthday so today has been a slow on overall.

150 Sit-ups
100 Bicycles
100 Body Weight Squats
100 Hip Thrusts
50 Burpees
50 Push-ups

Finally, I have two big announcements. The first is Carrie Adams, Spartan Race‘s blogger has asked me to be on the Spartan Chicked Team for the Spartan Beast. If she was an animal she would definitely be a Honey Badger! I will be on a team with the likes of some amazing women, Grace Cuomo Durfee (2011 Death Race Female Winner & 2010 Death Race Finisher), Lisa Madden (2011 & 2010 Death Race Finisher  (Top 10 2010)- Leadville 100 finisher as well!), Katy McCabe (2011 Death Race Participant), Spartan’s own Maurya Scanlon (Spartan Tweeter) and a few others. All of these women are amazing and I am honored to be on a team with them. We are in many ways more of a team in spirit as we are all going for our own personal goals and records in the Spartan Beast, but are hearts beat as one promoting strong independent women. Just wait until you see our team uniforms! Be on the lookout the night after the Spartan Beast for Spartan Chicked Drink!

The second announcement is I will be running my first ultra-marathon in the fall. The Vermont 50. There are three options to the race 50 Miler, 50K, and 50 Mile Mountain Bike. All three share the same trails leading up to what can at times be a whole lot of people on one trail system. From all accounts it is a blast for all! But more importantly it helps raise money for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS). This is truly an amazing organization that helps many people in Vermont with disabilities to to enjoy skiing an other sports. To take this one step deeper this organization has helped one of the families at the school I work for. The mother was in a snowmobile accident and was paralyzed from the waist down. With the help of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports she was able to get back on the mountain a year later skiing and enjoying one of her favorite sports. I have a donation page set up through VASS, please think about contributing to this worthy cause. I have set it up on the homepage of the blog.