Tuesday, December 31, 2013

600 miles in 2013

Holy crap. I did it. I reached 600 miles this year. I normally only get 300 miles in each year but this year I went way over. :)

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me along the way this year. I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store.

Hope everyone has a great New Year!

What are your race plans for 2014?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cleaning Out My Closet Giveaway

I have accumulated so much energy supplements this year that I can't possibly use it all. So instead of letting it go to waste (or be thrown away), I am going to be giving away a few things from my stash. :) Because of the number of items, I will select 2 lucky people to win. :)

Here is the list of items in box 1:

  • Nature's Bakery - Raspberry Fig Bar
  • That's it.  (1 apple + 10 cherries fruit bar)
  • Happy Squeeze - Coco - Orange Mango-  Coconut Milk
  • Body Glove Surge Double Expresso
  • Energems
  • Chocolate Agrave #9
  • N/O. - Xplode - Blue Raz (drink mix)
  • Frog Fuel - Protein Shot - Berry Flavor

Here is the list of items in box 2:

  • A3 Bar Honey Graham S'Mores
  • Happy Squeeze - Coco - Orange Mango-  Coconut Milk
  • Body Glove Surge Chocolate
  • Aero Shot Energy
  • 2nd Surge Ultra Energy Gel -  Double Expresso
  • Quest Bar - White Chocolate Raspberry
  • Frog Fuel - Liquid Protein - Berry Flavor
  • Pr Bar -  Apple Pie

To enter the giveaway use either or both Rafflecopter. :)

Giveaway information and disclaimer:  The giveaway starts at 12:00 am EST on Monday, December 30th and ends at 12:00 am EST on Monday, January 6th.  Open to US residents only.  Winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter. I will contact the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to me with their mailing address. The items in this giveaway are from my own stash.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you were good this year! :) 

I haven't opened my presents yet (waiting on 2 family members to get here) but I will definitely let everyone know what I get. :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

I finally got a Facebook page

After going back and forth with myself for a few months, I finally decided to get a facebook page today. Half marathon #2 training will begin very soon so I decided now was the perfect time to create a page so I don't have to annoy my facebook friends list with a lot of my running talk.

If you would like to "like" my page. Follow this link:  https://www.facebook.com/inthelifeofarunner

Hope everyone is ready for Christmas - I know I am!!! It just stinks that Christmas is coming way too quickly this year. :(

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Esprit de She 10K Recap

Esprit de She Atlanta took place at Piedmont Park. This was my first time actually running in the park. Normally I just run to the park and finish in the park for the Peachtree Road Race. This time I got to run in the park which was nice even though I wasn't able to really able to enjoy the park beauty so much since it was dark.

We started off at 10th Street and Monroe. We had to run up 50 yards before turning into the park and making our way around the loop. The 5K ran the same route as the 10K. The 10K participates had to run the loop twice. I normally try and avoid races like that only because it gets boring seeing the same thing twice. Hoping maybe next year they have the 10Kers go another way.

I started off up in the front of the pack like I always do, but I knew I wasn't going to make this race a PR race (even though it would have been nice to).

The horn went off at 7:09.

I immediately knew something was up with my knee once I started running. Perhaps standing around in the cold didn't help one bit. I had it in my head I was going to quit and not do the race because I just didn't feel right. But I told myself to get to 3 miles and if I just wasn't feeling it to stop running and just quit. Luckily, I warmed up and was able to finish the 10K.

I finished the 10K at a time of 53:26. Not too bad for it being dark, very cold out, and slightly injured.

Overall this was a fun race. There are a few things they need to fix before next years race though (too many things to list).

Would I run it again? Maybe. If the 10K has a different course than the 5K then I will consider it, but if its the same route as this year I am going to have to pass.

Thanks Jen for taking this picture for me.