Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today's run was GREAT! I couldn't believe how good I felt in the heat pushing my daughter. I didn't run a long run or a fast run, but I ran feeling amazing! I'm not sure what happens to me, as a runner, when I can't or just don't run for an extended period of time, but when I do get back on the road, I get HIGH! I guess it's endorphins or something. Whatever it is, I LOVE IT!!
I am lucky enough to be on a Ragnar team for the Miami to Key West Relay Race in Jan. 2013, thanks to my awesome friend Jenny. We are Team Catchin' a Buzz. Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for sponsoring the team with their fishing company. http://catchinabuzz.com/ In case you haven't heard of the race, I hadn't until the crazy idea was put on plate, and of course I JUMPED on it. Here is where you can read about it. Ragnar Relay
In a nutshell it's a relay race that is split between 12 people over 48 hours. In our case it's 12 women. Because the team is spread out, New York, (Arizona), Jacksonville, Orlando, and The Tampa Area I hosted a meet and greet on Saturday. I have to say, I am even luckier than I knew. The team is AMAZING! We were missing a couple of the ladies, but all that were able to make it are FABULOUS! I learned so much in such a short time about each girl and running. I'm really looking forward to seeing them all again, whenever we can. WOW what a sisterhood this is going to be!
I tried to implement something I learned from my new friend Cassie during my run. I really want to get my form better, mostly to stop hurting my feet. I tried landing on my toes and not my heels this morning. That's going to take some practice, however, it's much easier to do while pushing a stroller.
I'm off to get new inserts (every time I say that I feel 1000 years old) and possibly new running shoes today. Until next time, I'll see you at the races!!!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
This morning felt GREAT! I got up and didn't let the hundreds of excuses keep me at home. I have been finding literally hundreds, even if legitimate, excuses to NOT run. I even tried this morning to put myself on the back burner, but I failed. And I'm okay with that.
It felt great to be sweating in the Florida July heat! I so needed the time to myself to get ready for...life. So YAY me for not listening to ANY of the reasons why I can't, and instead listening to only why I CAN...because I LOVE TO RUN!
So in the mean time, I have been super busy with visitors, birthday parties and getting my baby ready for kindergarten! WOW how bitter-sweet kindergarten is turning out to be. I have so looked forward to going shopping for school clothes...since I became a mommy. However, that dream turned into telling a salesgirl the right size and having her find it and then checking out. :( That is even bitter-sweet! I miss out on the actual shopping BUT I am lucky she was accepted into a charter school even if she has to wear (super cute) uniforms.
I am going to share my daughter's Hawaiian Luau Penguin birthday cake. I made it myself and am quite proud! Only my daughter would want a penguin luau. lol Thank you Pinterest!!!
That's all I've got for now. Make it magical and I'll see you at the races!!!