How on earth is it nearly the end of January? This month just flew by and I’m not even sure that I accomplished anything. OK, that’s a lie. I managed to spend way too much money on car repairs – in part thanks to rodents. Know what they told me at the dealership yesterday??? That the manufacturers use peanut oil on the wires in the cars. And I wonder why I’m constantly having to remove acorns and nests and repair things. Yay for environmentally responsible choices but it’s awful for urban living. I joke that I don’t take my Pilot in for oil changes, I take it in for rodent removal. Sadly, it’s not a joke.
Despite the automotive hit to my pocket book, I managed to convince Beer Geek that I should head to the Skirt Sports retreat this year. I found some (relatively) cheap tickets on Southwest, so I’m heading to the Mothership! I had so much fun two years ago and was sad that I couldn’t go last year. Never mind that I was having a blast running around the midwest and then got to return to the place where it all started – ZOOMA Annapolis.
Speaking of ZOOMA, I’ve mentioned that I’m working for the Race Director. She’s offered me the opportunity to not only fly down to help out, but she suggested I run the race. Yes, I have finally found a job where running a race is part of the duties. Yes, I realize how lucky I am. Fingers crossed that I can go to the other races as well. Speaking of, Cape Cod and Great Lakes are open and Florida opens tomorrow! If you don’t catch the early deals,
- 50% off + free Bondiband for the first 20 registrations (with code ZOOMA)
- 10% off + free Bondiband for next 100 registrations (with code BONDI)
You can use code ERIKA2017 (yeah, I should probably update my code at some point) for 10% off. I’m really excited to check out the Texas race as it will be my first half marathon of the year!
Which leads me to another runfession. I’ve been doing the FASTer Way To Fat Loss for about 7 weeks now. I’m loving what it is doing for my body – I’m seeing muscles AND everything in my closet fits again. The only problem with the program is that I’m having a hard time fitting in a half marathon training plan. I’m kind of ok with that because I’m liking the results, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to be unhappy come March if I don’t start getting in some longer runs soon. (If you are interested in the Faster Way, feel free to use my link. I do get commission if you purchase through it, which will allow me to buy more Skirt Sports LOL.)
And those few miles that I am running? Yeah, my treadmill has been seeing a lot of love this winter. I’m not sure why – I usually like running in the cold. I just can’t get motivated most days to bundle up and get out there. I guess I should just be happy I’m running???
I also must runfess that Skirt Sports knocked the winter wear out of the park this year. As an ambassador, I make an attempt to try their new products, but I was resisting these. I finally broke down and bought a couple of “lounge” pieces in their end of the season sale. Oh Em Gee. They are so comfortable. I am in love with the Hang Out pants and jacket (I can’t wear them together because I feel like a high school gym teacher), but the pants look great with the Wonder Wool jacket. Pretty soon I may not own anything but Skirt Sports clothing. It’s a good thing both of my jobs are work from home.
As a bonus runfession, I’m really looking forward to February. It means we are that much closer to warmer weather. I never thought I’d say that, but for some reason, this winter I’m always cold. Our gas and electric bills are going to be insane because I just haven’t been able to deal.