Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spartan Race Entry Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway over the weekend. The winner has been selected.

Congratulations, Liz Lew, you are the winner of my giveaway. I will be emailing you shortly.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Spartan Race Special Discount + Giveaway (OVER)

Have you always wanted to participate in one of Spartan Race events? Now is your chance. From now until May 27th you can save up to $40 off the race entry. Enter code: MEMORIAL when registering.

And if that wasn't cool enough, the lovely people from the Spartan Race are allowing me to giveaway one entry into any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in the US.

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Giveaway information and disclaimer:  The giveaway starts at 12:00 am EST on Friday, May 22th and ends at 12:00 am EST on Wednesday, May 27th.  Open to US residents.  Winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter. I will contact the winner with their race entry code. I was not compensated for this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 Peach Jam Half Recap

I am starting to wonder if I should stop running half marathons in April because it always seems to rain the days leading up to it. Like last year, we had to worry about rain the day of the race. Luckily, the rain stopped the night before.

The race took place on the Big Creek Greenway out in Cumming, GA. It started and finished at Fowler Park.

The race started at 7:30 sharp. We took off from the parking lot making our way down to the greenway.

It was bit congested until about mile one then it started to thin out.

We had a few puddles and one big one that I remember from last year. I decided I  didn't want to run through it quite yet, so I decided to slow down and tip toe quickly through the mud.

With this race, you don't have that crowd support so it's  a mental game out there. Once we were coming up on the turnaround, I saw a friend from the local running group. She took my picture and cheered me on.

Three miles down. I was thinking to myself, "Why am I doing this again??". I kept pushing through.

Another than the mental game, I was feeling pretty good with the run. I was keeping my pace constant.

Around mile 8, I started chatting with another runner who was running her first half.

We ended up staying together for the rest of the race. She thanked me for pacing her and keeping her motivated to keep going. It was nice to have someone to talk to.

I didn't PR this time around, but it's okay. I got to help pace someone cross the finish line of their first half.

Oh and the most important thing of all and why I ended up signing up for this race......

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


So the next few recaps will probably be out of order, but I will get the other two half marathons out as soon as possible. :)

How's everyone doing? Ready for Summer? Or counting down the days until its Winter again? LOL. I am more than ready for Summer even if it means training in the heat. I have a few things planned the next few months that I am looking forward to. :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Disney's Enchanted 10K Recap

Since I was doing the Glass Slipper Challenge, I knew I was going to run a much slower 10K so that I could save my legs for the half the next day.

Flat Ramona ready for the Enchanted 10K

Race morning started off early. I set my alarm for 2:20. I surprisingly jumped right up and got ready. I was out the door 10 minutes before 3. Plenty of time and luckily it wasn't too far of a walk to the buses either.

For some reason, I got on the second bus instead of the first one, which is fine cause I really wasn't in that big of a hurry to get there. It was chilly that morning but nothing like the Frozen 5K the day before.

Arrived at Epcot in plenty of time. Seeing how this was my first runDisney event I was able to walk around for a bit before heading over to my corral.

Brandi and her parents showed up. We talked for a bit. Before I knew, it was time to head over to the corrals.

Since I was in corral A, it was really cool walking past the other corrals with them cheering us on. Makes you feel like you are some elite runner. Ha Ha.

At 5 AM, we were off!!

I had to tell myself once I crossed the start to keep it slow. I have a tendency to just want to take off. Races do that to me. I had to tell myself that I have 13.1 miles to run the next day.

Mile 1 came before I knew it. :(

We turned on to a "hill". I say "hill" because it's nothing like the hills here in Atlanta.

At this point, I was feeling great. Legs were not tired from walking around the parks the day before, so that was a plus.

Mile 2 came up.

Mile. 3. Half way done. Still maintaining a good pace. Not too fast which is what I wanted.

Mile 4. Entering Epcot. So excited to run in the park when it was closed. So pretty.

Mile 5. Am I really almost done? LOL

Mile 6. Man this race went by fast. Only .2 to go.

And done!

I finished with a time of 1:07.