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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm nervous but fairly excited for the race this weekend.  This will be my second 8k race (4.9miles) oh and guess what! Chris is running with me.  Well, not exactly with me, I'm sure he will beat my time by at least ten minutes or so, something to do with his longer legs...

I'm not gonna lie, I didn't do as well as I wanted to last year.  I could give you the list of (pretty legit) excuses  as to why, but let's face it I just didn't train as hard or push myself.  As I crossed the finish line and wiped my disappointed tears away, I already knew I would be singing up next year.

So here we are one year later, the race is this Saturday and my goal is to beat last year's time, proving to myself that I am strong, that I can challenge and push myself, and that I am a runner.  Big goals, lots of running, cross-training, protein bars, a few blisters and even more sweat; but I'm ready.

Oh yeah, and after the race there will be a party on the beach with green beer & live music!  A happy St. Patty's day for sure!  Looking forward to decorating myself with green beads and "kiss me I'm Irish" things and (hopefully) celebrating a good run!

If you have any running/race advice I would love to know? Playlist ideas? Special moves? Water stops: love em or hate em? & Yes, I know margaritas and Mexican food isn't the best idea for the night-before-race-dinner.  Oh lord.  I've learned my lesson, trust me.

Last year's race results, bib and medal.  



  1. You're going to do great!! Think about how far you've come. Remind yourself, you're a runner now! Pinterest has all kinds of "inspirational" sayings that I kind of repeat to myself as I'm plugging along, and sometimes I picture my mom coaching me (I'm a loser.)

    I don't usually do water stops, but if you're used to drinking during your runs, then by all means!

    I make a playlist of all the songs that make me feel pumped (I have an affinity for raunchy rap and r&b while I'm running...) and I make sure to have more than enough, so I don't get shorted if I decide to skip songs.

    You're going to rock it!! Love you!

  2. Good luck on your run! Sounds like a fun one!
    For some reason when I use this song (Florence + the Machine - The Dog Days are Over) as my first song on my playlist it pumps me up hardcore! It has the words run in it over and over. :)