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Weekend Workout #3




Weekend Workout #3

Saturday Work out

Warm-Up 3 to 5 minutes

Stretch 3 to 5 minutes


500 step ups (stairs, step, chair)

10 pushups with feet on step

50 sit ups

Plank hold 1 minute

Plank rotations 1 minute

(Repeat two times)




Sunday Workout

Warm-up 3 to 5 minutes

Stretch 3 to 5 minutes


Jumping Lunges 1 minute

10 pushups/ 20 crunches /20 side crunches

Lunge/Front Kick 1 minute

10 pushups/ 20 crunches /20 side crunches

Wall Sits 1 minute

10 pushups/ 20 crunches /20 side crunches

Jog in place 2 minutes

Side lunge jumps 1 minute

10 pushups/ 20 crunches /20 side crunches

Squat Jump Lunges 1 minute

10 pushups/ 20 crunches /20 side crunches

Repeat 2 times




First Light Half Marathon Mobile, AL

First Light Half Marathon Mobile, AL

On Sunday, Januray 12, 2014, I ran the First Light Half Marathon Mobile, AL in a 2 day 2 state 2 half marathon challenge. This was my second half marathon in 2014 and  2nd in the forty 4 forty goal. It was one of my favorite races for many reasons. The marathon benefited L’Arche.  L’Arche is an international federation of  communities in which people with intellectual disabilities and those who help them can live, work, and share their lives together.

We arrived into Mobile, AL  on Saturday after completing a half marathon in Jackson, MS, picked up our packets, and checked into the hotel. The Expo was small, but the people at packet pickup were friendly.  The race provided dinner for the runners the night before and food after the race.

20140115-225942.jpgI received a nice bag and shirt for the First Light Half Marathon Mobile, AL.  For completing the Mississippi Blues Jackson, MS and First Light Half Marathon Mobile, AL Challenge, I received a B2B challenge shirt and a hand painted canvas from a member of L’Arche.

20140115-230142.jpgThe medal was also hand painted with a hand tied ribbon from a member at L’Arche.


The First Light Half Marathon Mobile, AL course was flat and beautiful.  We ran through beautiful neighborhood adorned with southern charm.  The volunteers were friendly and a couple of the water stations were themed. One was themed with the Red Hat Society and another had a Mardi Gras theme.

As I was approaching the finish line, I heard a horn honking and a motorcycle approaching.  I turned around to see the winner of the full marathon approaching me and he passed me.  He completed a full in the amount of time I ran a half marathon ( I did lose 5 minutes for a bathroom break).  He ran 6 minute miles for 26.2 miles.  Absolutely AMAZING!!


The 10 hour drive home after the race was tough, but worth it.  It was most definitely an amazing weekend and I would do it again.  I thought running back to back half marathons was going to be tough, but I felt fine.  I did have a huge blister on my toe, but I will survive.

#3 of 40 will be Saturday The Duel  in Wichita Falls.





Join me as I run 40 Half Marathons in 2014!

Join me as I run 40 Half Marathons in 2014!

I am celebrating FORTY running FORTY  half marathons!

Yes, it is insane!

Join me as I run 40 Half Marathons in 2014! This schedule is tentative and may change as new races are posted. I only have 39 on the list and have a few that I am looking into, but will not add them to the tentative schedule until later when I have a better idea of traveling or new races posted.   In order to make this goal happen I have had to be strategic and careful in my planning.  Due to logistics,  I am trying to run local and hope to travel more in 2015 to run races in different states.  I would love for you to run with me, cheer at the races, and/ or pray for me as I accomplish this huge goal!

I have a heart of gratitude for the following races supporting my goal:

The Duel Marathon  in Wichita Falls January 18, 2014

Cox Racing Services  Mother’s Day Race

Hotter N’ Hell  in Wichita Falls August 24, 2014

Cox Racing Services  Thanksgiving Day Race


Join me as I run 40 Half Marathons in 2014!


Join me as I run 40 Half Marathons in 2014!

Join me as I run 40 Half Marathons in 2014!


Date Race Name Location
1/11/2014 # MS Blues Jackson, MS
1/12/2014 # First Light Mobile, AL
1/18/2014# The Duel Marathon, Half Marathon Wichita Falls
1/25/2014* Lake Benbrook Lake Benbrook
 2/2/2014* RnR New Orleans
2/15/2014 Stonebridge Ranch McKinney
2/23/2014* Cowtown FW
3/1/2014* XPress  Wichita Falls
3/15- 3/16 Seabrook Half Marathon Challenge Seabrook




Waco, TX


4/5/2014 Denton PTA 5K
4/6/2014 Big D  Dallas , TX
4/12/2014 Zooma Bastrop, TX
4/27/2014 Lone Star Arlington
5/10/2014* Cox Racing Fort Worth
5/26/2014 Patriot Rockwall
6/8/2014 Wounded Warrior Irving
6/28/2014 Jalapeno Half Fort Worth
7/6/2014 Irving Irving
7/26/2014 Wildfire Denton
8/24/2014* Hotter n Hell Whichita Falls
9/17/2014 5 Half Marathons 5 days 5 states Center of Nation Series
9/28/2014 Plano Baloon Festival Plano
10/5/2014 Tyler Rose Tyler
10/12/2014 Showdown Allen
10/19/2014 Honored Hero Fort Worth
10/25/2014 Monster Dash
11/2/2014 DRC Dallas
11/9/2014 Fort Worth Marathon Fort Worth
11/16/2014 RnR Las Vegas
11/20/2014* Cox Racing Thanksgiving Fort Worth
12/6/2014 Spicewood Spicewood
12/7/2014 RnR San Antonio
12/13/2014 Jingle Bun Temple
12/31/2014 Daily Double Allen

# Completed

* Registered

Reflections of Cinderella Dreams

Reflections of Cinderella Dreams

Reflections of Cinderella Dreams

  • Reflection … pray, plan, and obey…

Reflection the story of Ester who went from an orphan to a queen; your Cinderella dream is in your hands. It is your choice to live it in the pre- prince sage or the post-prince stage.

You are unique through God’s love!


  • Your daily actions and choices determine your future destination. Seek God’s guidance in all of your decisions and daily activities. Devote time each day to prayer and your Bible.

Delight yourself in the LORD; and He will give you the desires or your hears Psalms 37:4


  • Do you have goals?

God has you at this place to fulfill your purpose in life. No one is going to complete you or change your life. Submitting to God’s will for your life can change you, but it is your choice to submit.

Where there is on vision, the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18


  • What is your self-talk? Practice positive affirmations and replace the negative tapes playing in your head. You are beautiful as God’s daughter.

Affirmations are based on thoughts;thoughts precede actions.   Taking a quote from the bible, “As a man thinketh, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7.

If something happens to make you happy it registers in your mind which can spread over your body in a positive way. However it all starts in your mind.


  • Are you surrounded by noblemen or step-sisters? Are you five closest friends encouraging or holding you back from your God given purpose? Do their actions reflect their words which reflect the fruit in their lives?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23


Reflections of Cinderella Dreams written by Christi Lyn to inspire others to have Cinderella dreams.


Contagious Comeback

It is the year of the Contagious Comeback!

Contagious Comeback

Do you feel like you have had multiple setbacks holding you back?  Are you ready to breakthrough and feel powerful again?  Declare it your year with these 4 statements!


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3


It is a process as we walk through things on our journey.


Declare every morning!


1. I will hope!

2. I will pray!

3. I will believe!

4. I will endure!


It is the year of the CONTAGIOUS COMEBACK!!

I believe in you and know you abundance awaits you– CLAIM it!

Weekend Workout#1

Weekend Workout #1

Weekend Workout #1

Workout can be done anywhere without any equipment!

First week of the month


Saturday Work out 
Warm-Up 3 to 5 minutes
Stretch 3 to 5 minutes
10 squat jumps
20 jumping lunges
10 push ups
10 frog leaps
10 plank rows
20 mountain climbers
10 push ups
20 calf push ups
20 crunches
20 side crunches (alternating)
20 reverse crunches
(repeat 2 times)
Sunday Workout 
Warm-Up 3 to 5 minutes
Stretch 3 to 5 minutes
Interval Training (30 seconds/ 10 seconds)
Side lunges
High Knees
Plank Side Jump
Wall Sits
Push Ups
Rest for 1 minute



Life on the Run

Life on the Run

While running an eleven mile training run, I was able to reflect on life and running.  I realized that running is similar to life and life is similar to running. The scenery was beautiful with hills, open pastures, and cattle. The temperature was in the thirties with a strong breeze. We shared the road with motorist, motorcyclist and bicyclist.
Life strategies and running skills are similar.

1. Goals

Goals provide you with a vision without a vision the people will perish!

2. Surround yourself with champions
The journey is much better when sharing with others with same goals and drive to succeed. It is nice to have motivation and support from like minded people.  It is also nice to support and motivate others along the journey.

3. Enjoy the journey
Finding joy in all you do makes the journey much more enjoyable. My motto: “Live life for joy in the journey.”

4. Embrace the pain
Life is full of painful experiences that makes us stronger. Running can be painful too. We become stronger from the pain.  I have seen signs while running races that say, “Pain is weakness leaving the body” and I truly believe it.

5. Remember timing is in God’s hands

Things do not always happen in the time we want them to, but it always works in God’s timing. We cannot rush time or slow it down; we can only make the best of it.  I have stopped wishing my life away.  I enjoy Mondays as much as I do Fridays.  Each moment is a gift and I am grateful for each moment.  While running, sometimes your time is slow and sometimes it is fast.  Learning to accept it for what it is or deciding to make it better for the next long run through proper training techniques.

6. Don’t quit! Quitting is not an option! Sometimes, we have to change the plan or route, but never quit!

7. Believe in yourself!

What we think about we bring about! Believe in yourself and you can accomplish the goal and enjoy the journey of life!

Life on the run

Forty 4 Forty!

Route 66 Tulsa Marathon

Route 66 Tulsa Marathon

Forty 4 Forty!

Have you ever set a goal so big that scared you, but you were so excited that you could not sleep at night?

I am two months from my 40th birthday and am celebrating 40 years of life by running 40 half marathons (13.1 miles) in 2014.. running 524 miles in timed races plus the training miles in between!

I have wanted to do something monumental for my 40th birthday and I love running half marathons which is where is this magical idea was birthed.  It is a big commitment for me and my family, but we are all on board.  I am going to blog my journey here and on my Facebook Fan Page. https://www.facebook.com/christilynn.org

In 2013, I ran 3 half marathons and 1 full. I ran the Dallas Rock n Roll Marathon in March, Cox Racing Services on Mother’s Day in Fort Worth, and San Francisco Half Marathon in June.  The Route 66 in Tulsa in November was my first full. Running has changed my life and made me realize I can overcome obstacles and become the best person I can be while here on earth. I hope to inspire others to become healthier through my journey of Forty 4 Forty!

I have mapped out the half marathons in my area and have begun strategizing the logistics.  I would love for you to support me in forty 4 forty with prayer, cheering, or actually running with me.  It is going to be fun and I look forward to the joy in the journey from Forty 4 Forty.  I vision new friends, belief barriers broken, and lots of fun through this phenomenal aspiration to run Forty 4 Forty!

Race 1 of Forty 4 Forty is in Mississippi Blues in Jackson, MS on 1/11/14 and Race 2 is on 1/12/14 is First Light  in Mobile, AL.  The others are tentative, but Rock n Roll NOLA is on the books plus 5 half marathons in 5 days in 5 states is scheduled for September.

2 half marathons; 2 days; 2 states

Exciting way to start the new year!