I was chatting with my girl/twin Ashley (Chocolate Covered Race Medals) about which races we’re going to do in 2014, and I actually do NOT know!!!
Since starting half marathon training in the spring, that’s all I’ve done. Picked a race. Train. Repeat.
Now what do I do? I don’t have a scheduled race…
Easy fix: I started looking into the races that I want to do at the start of 2014. I don’t think that I want to race in January because I have a feeling I will miss some workouts due to the holidays. But here’s my list so far:
-Tinker Bell Half Marathon- It’s been sold out for a while now. I WILL do this race at some point in my life. I LOVE Disney, so I need to do one of their races. NEED to.
-Hellyer Half Marathon, San Jose, CA. 3/1/14
The course seems really scenic [from their site]…plus it’s close to my aunt and uncle’s house. *cough cough can i stay on your couch?
-Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, Los Gatos, CA. 3/16/14
I would love to run in a race and dress up for St. Patrick’s Day! This one is relatively small, but what I think is really cool is that they try to be a “greener” race. Plus, it’s a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
If you haven’t already entered, this Thursday (12/12) is the last day to enter my Road ID giveaway!
Any Northern California race suggestions for me?
What races do you have lined up for 2014?
Have you run in any of these?
Today was my very first ugly sweater run! I somehow convinced Kyle to run with me, using the “do it for my birthday” excuse.
I woke up around 7:20 AM to get ready for our departure at 8:15 AM. I discovered that my cat thinks D-tags are stupid. Or delicious.
FYI this was the D-tag from my Berkeley half, not this race. But this was good to know. Note to self: do NOT put your D-tag on your shoe the night before a race, or you will find it in kitty poop, 2-4 days later.
We arrived at the race location around 8:40AM. I think my half marathon mentality took over my decision making. We could have arrived 15 minutes before the race started and we would have been fine…
So we killed time by taking pictures with Santa. Continue reading
Hey kids! Thanks to all of you who have entered my Road ID giveaway! I’m so excited to give someone this great safety tool! If you haven’t entered yet, it’s NOT too late! The giveaway is open until 12/12 :)
So, as some of you may have noticed on Instagram, yesterday was my birthday :)
Unfortunately I still had to go to work. My coworker and I think that your personal birthday should be a holiday- meaning every person should get the day off on their birthday. We’re drafting up the letter to send to the holiday making people. I think I send it via unicorn on the rainbow express train?
Anyways, once I got to work, I got busy doing grown-up things. Answering phones, pushing paper, water-cooler chit chat. Actually I do none of that.
But I was working at my desk, and someone knocks on my cube. Kyle showed up and delivered me flowers for my birthday. He’s kind of the best.
It really made my day :)
I didn’t do anything special for lunch because I went to a group lunch for my company’s volunteers. I’m a volunteer on our first-aid/search and rescue team, and our green team. Every December, they throw us a thank you lunch. So that was fun! Plus, Thursday my friends took me to lunch and coffee! Continue reading
I’ve been toying with the idea of a giveaway ever since Skinny Chick Blog announced her 12 days of giveaways! So in the spirit of the holiday season, I give you…free stuff.
I purchased a Road ID bracelet when I first started running. It’s a great item to have for you runners, cyclists, accident-prone people, etc.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Driver’s licenses can be hard to find if you’re stashing them away in pockets. In emergencies, the faster you and your medical information are identified, the better. No awkward strangers checking your secret pelvic shorts pocket here.
I wear mine on all of my runs, Kyle wears his when he cycles, my mom wears hers when she walks the dog, and my little cousins even have some! I think it’s comfortable and I never notice it once it’s on.
Can you see mine (it’s black)?
For the Wrist ID Slim, you can put up to 5 lines of text – I put name and birth year, 3 emergency contacts, and known allergies.
So here’s your chance! One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a free Road ID-Wrist ID Slim bracelet (size and color of your choice).
Click on the link below and follow the instructions to enter my giveaway!
A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY
Road ID is not paying me for this giveaway. All opinions are my own. This is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only, I apologize! The giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday, 12/12/13 and the winner will be announced that Friday.
Good luck! May the odds be ever in your favor. #hungergamesdork
1. 5K Ugly Sweater Run on Saturday and I’m getting pretty excited!
Wednesday after work, I went to our site’s gym to work out until Kyle came to pick me up. It’s tiny but basically has what I need. Plus I had the whole place to myself.
I didn’t get to spend much time there, but I got in a quick abs and an upper body workout. Better than nothing, right?
When Kyle picked me up, we went to go ugly sweater hunting. Well, it must be off season kids cause we struck out. Remind me to set traps in Goodwill and the consignment store ahead of time. As we were heading towards home, empty handed, my mom texted me because she found this gem.
Hello you gorgeous beast of a sweatshirt. I’m going to add some stuff and I can’t wait to show you when I’m finished :) Continue reading