Wednesday, July 14, 2010

She Lives!



My goodness, it has been a while hasn't it Dear Blogger. Sorry for the neglect. Busy summer. Vacation, time at the lake, Tyler's graduation party this last Sunday, lots of baseball, lifting with purpose.

Not a whole lot of running! I am focusing on building muscle and can not do ultrarunning and bodybuilding at the same time. I tried that last year and both suffered.

Topaz and I continue to run 3-5 miles each morning and it seems to be working for us. We love Maria State Park. I'm out there almost every day running the wooded trails. Trails that are covered with annoying deer flies right now. I am spraying the horse spray on both of us. It works :)

Tyler's grad party was an absolute blast. It went off without a hitch. I don't think there is one thing I would change if I were to do it over. The day was sunny, about 75F, a nice breeze. Lots of family and friends. Good food! I was sad to see it end. It's funny. People tell me 'I be you are glad that is over' I'm like 'no, I'm not. I enjoyed it so much, it was so much fun, I want to do it again!'. What is this 'glad to be over business?'

Tyler will be moving off to college in a few weeks. I am SO not ready. Although this is just what we want of our children: to become independent, to go off to college, to work, to succeed; it is still so very difficult for me. I could have him home until I don't know when..

I keep forgetting that he already has one year of college under his belt as a full time PSEO student during his high school senior year and that he will be 19 in December. I still think of him as my little boy. He's a young MAN. Where does time go?

I've stayed home this summer; I've gone to the lake when they boys have, I've gone to the baseball tournaments, I haven't raced..I won't be going up to the BETA V weekend as Troy has his final baseball tournament of the season. I don't want to miss it! I won't miss it.

After my Leanness Lifestyle get away to Rockford the seed relating to bodybuilding was nurtured and then grew. I've decided to compete in the NPC NorthStar Bodybuilding Show on October 2. I began training with Julia Korfhage 6 weeks ago and really enjoy her. Every Saturday we meet for posing, nutritional (see Coach Dave..not DIET!) updates, photos. The nutrition program is Leanness Lifestyle in a nutshell: lean protein, veggies, clean carbs. Good stuff! I'm 12 weeks out now so I'll be eating less soon.

Workouts are awesome. I trained with Julia every day for a week to learn proper form and technique. Hold, squeeze, stretch..incredible!

I'm loving it!

Here's a 14 weeks out photo. I'll post an 11 week out photo after our session on Saturday.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Julie.....
My trainer a Gold's does Fitness comps and has at least 10 girl's she trains for shows. She won her class in April in the cities. I think is was called NPC Gopher classsic.
Anyhow I admire you girl, and want your back. :)
I would love to chat with you about running and weight training someday....
Keep us posted, your photos inspire me!
karen S

Staci said...

GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Look at you! Nice wide back, tapered waist, development of upper chest..you are not all biceps which are still incredible. You have been working/eating perfectly! Way to rock it rockstar sista!
JMB

olga said...

Holy cow, Jul! These muscles are to die for! Me thinking, in this stupid texas summer, next year, no running for me either, figure comp it is. I'll be picking your brains! And yay for your boy to become a MAN! They do grow fast, don't they? Mine turns 20 in December...

Sue said...

You look amazing Julie...it's always good to do something new and ultrarunning will always be there. Truly amazing you look!

Julie B said...

Thanks Staci, Olga, Sue and anons, I appreciate it! You are so right, Sue, ultrarunning will be there waiting for me. I always want to try this and am finally going for it. It takes a lot less hours that U R and with wanting to spend more time at home this summer it is a perfect fit. You bet, Olga, you feel free to ask away next summer!

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, Julie!! You are huge!! Just amazing!! gorgeous muscle!! i love it!!!

Tonya

Robin said...

Julie,
The human anatomy is just amazing!!All the science, specific training, nutrition and dedication has taken an ultra running body in a new direction.
FUN! and ENJOY the education.

Robin

keith said...

Woah. That's pretty amazing. Great arms! Next time I see you we will arm wrestle. You will break me.

Kim said...

UH.. smoking hot girl! and I absolutely LOVE that tattoo... damn Jules... weeks to go and you look fab!

I've decided my comp, again, has to go on hold... land of the unemployed equals no money, equals I just can't justify the cost right now... so instead.. I will continue to lift but I will do the opposite and take up running... gonna hit Team in Training meetings happening in August and hopefully Jan 2011 run my first 1/2 marathon.......

zbsports said...

wow nice body...that was awesome!!!