Upcoming Races

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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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Any upcoming races?

3 responses to “Upcoming Races

  1. I keep forgetting to mention to you that, if you ever get bored with salads, try bi-bim-bop! It has lots of veggies, your choice of protein(egg, beef, edamame, etc), little carbs (use brown rice instead of white for whole grain), throw some spicy chili paste and healthy fat from sesame oil and you got a super healthy & delicious meal. You could buy ready-made bi-bim-bop mixes from Korean markets (deli section), and keep it in the fridge for anytime meal.

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