I woke up this morning, thinking I was going to go for a run, so I fueled up with some toasted sandwich thins, pumpkin butter, banana, and coffee.
Then I sat down to do today’s daily devo (which came from Psalm 127), and didn’t feel like going for a long run today. I will save it for tomorrow or Sunday.
Instead, I did 15 minutes of Ab Ripper X:
And an additional 10 minutes of core work with a stability ball while watching New Girl.
I might stop by at the gym before or after work to get at least a little sweaty. We’ll see how I feel.
So let me tell you about some of the upcoming races:
Sunday, March 4th: Jenny’s Light 10K. (Vasona Park, Los Gatos, CA. Join professional Triathletes Becky and Brian Lavelle raising funds for Postpartum depression awareness. Signup today using the code ‘sve’ for a 10% discount.)
Saturday, March 17th: Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Run (I will be running the half-marathon. Other people from my church are participating in the 5K or 10K. It’s going to be really fun to see everyone run!)
Sunday, April 1st: SacTown 10 (I’ve never run a 10-miler, but I’m excited for the challenge! There are prizes for getting below a certain time up to 80 minutes. I ran 10 miles a few weeks ago in 82 minutes, so I’m hoping to break 80 minutes for the race!).
Okay. So basically, I have a race every other weekend!
Hahaha, and to think that I told myself I won’t go too crazy with the races this year… BUT each of the races cost $40 or less, which is relatively cheap compared to the bigger races like the Rock’n’Roll series.
I bet a bunch of you were thinking, “WTH… you have to PAY torun?? No, thank you.”
Well, how else will you be able to see Jesus near the end of a race?
You like how I fuzed my legs together and hopped the whole marathon? So tiring.
If you’ve never run a race before, I really encourage you to start training to run/walk a 5K!! Especially with the smaller races, they are not as expensive and it usually goes to benefit a non-profit organization.
Remember my friend, Noel?
She and her husband were the ones that got me into running/racing in April 2009. The most I “ran” until that point was 1 or 2 miles on the treadmill.
I was a complete noob for the first “race” (it was the Pat Tillman Run, 4.2 miles) showing up late and even ran without a timing chip. But after crossing the finish line, I felt like a million bucks!
What kind of running monster have they created???
^ Check it out. Last year for the Mermaid Run 18-miler, I placed on the leaderboard!!!
But let’s get this straight… it was actually 17.4 miles (the distance was off), and I’m pretty far from the 4th place girl. OH, WELL! I still felt like a freaking rockstar after this.
Which reminds me… I’m running the Mermaid Run Sirena 18 miler again this year! They offer a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon as well. It will be a really fun Mother’s Day weekend! A bunch of the sisters from my previous church are running an event as well 🙂
Any upcoming races?