Your Turn

I challenge you to sign up for a race this weekend. What? Your city isn’t hosting one this weekend? Well you’re in luck!

This weekend, on Saturday, January 21 is the Inaugural Twitter Road Race. The distance is a 5k (3.1 miles).

If you want to learn more about it, see the Race Details per, the race director.

Basically, Sign up, choose your own course (even a treadmill if the cold is too much!), choose your own pace, and your racing buddies (4-legged friend?) if you like to run with friends.

When you’re finished, fill out a form similar to your registration form with your official time. You can also tweet about your running using #TwitterRoadRace. Results will be posted in the 24 hours following.

It’s not a competition, just a great way to have fun!

This time of year can be challenging to get motivated, especially once the newness of New Years Resolutions starts to wear off. Also, what a great way to connect with other runners in the healthy-living community! Check out who’s running on the registration page to see if you know anyone!

I signed up…hope to “see” you there!

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P.S. Just incase you’re traveling or can’t do it this weekend, there is another virtual race next weekend called, Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k. Prizes are involved with this one! Happy Running!!

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Almost Half Way There!

Recap of last week’s long run: I ran 14 miles before work on Wednesday with only 4 hours of sleep. I tried Gu Mint Chocolate and it was much more tasty than the Strawberry Banana flavor, FYI. Got 7 miles into the run and it was as if the heavens opened up and there sat Chick-Fil-A. Perfect stop for a bathroom break and water to slurp down my Gu. 7 miles later and I’m back at home, surprisingly doing and feeling pretty chipper. Then off to work I went!

This week, week 8: So.. I’ve decided that 18 weeks is a long time to train for a marathon, or anything for that matter.

Coming off a weekend of traveling and staying up way past my bedtime..I’m going to admit that I have yet to run this week.

Honestly, I just haven’t felt like lacing up my running shoes.

I’m really thrown for a loop here but I know that with still 10 weeks until the marathon, I’ll be ok.

I’m hoping to get a mid to long run in tomorrow (7-15 miles) since I’ll be traveling again this weekend, and the next. Next weekend’s long run is supposed to be only 13 miles, so if worse comes to worse I’ll just flip weeks.

I hate how much I have to alter the training plan, but I gotta do what works for me and my schedule too. It is summer after all and I want to enjoy what’s left of it!

                Straight from Las Vegas, the Bellagio Hotel Fountains!

Moral of the story: Just because I love to run, doesn’t mean I don’t have days that I don’t want to run. We all know we feel better mentally and physically after a run, though sometimes it’s the last thing we want to do.

Believe in the Run