I am not running today. I am not snow shoveling today. In fact, if I have my way, I’ll be doing a whole lot of nothing. Of course, I’m at home with two very active boys (Beer Geek got to go to work today), so I imagine I’ll have to do something.
My race calendar has gone a bit awry. The GW Birthday Classic was cancelled due to the snow. The Pacers Love the Run You’re With 5K has been rescheduled to February 28th (Note to my non-local peeps: they are offering a virtual option and a really cool t-shirt. If you’re interested in running virtually, let me know and I can find get your stuff to you.) I’ll be volunteering at the rescheduled race, so stop by and say hi if you are running it. The Capital Hospice 12K has been rescheduled for February 20. I’ll be running that, so hopefully I’ll see some of you there. I’m really hoping we are done with the snow now and can get back to the business of running!
I’m trying to get more involved with my IRL running community this year. To that end, you’ll find me volunteering at some of the local races this year. As mentioned above, I’m volunteering at the Love the Run 5k. I’ll be at a couple more (at least) of the local races this year, just not sure which ones yet. I’m trying to balance racing and volunteering with marathon training and my family, so I may not know until a few days beforehand. I’m hoping Jones will go with me a few times when the weather is nice. I know they can always use more help, so let me know if you want to volunteer with me.
As I’m sure many of you have seen, the National Marathon is still looking for volunteers. I’m trying to figure out how I can volunteer. They actually have their list of needs up, so check it out. If you are coming into the area to volunteer (or run), shoot me an email and maybe we can meet up.
I’m still working on my giveaway. I should make it over to my LRS on Saturday to scope out some stuff. I’m trying to figure out if I should include anything beer related (I am, afterall, the running beer mama). What do you think? Also, I’m nearly to 100 followers. If I can get to 100 before the giveaway, I’ll throw in something extra. So, if you’re reading, but not following, c’mon and join the cool kids. ;o)
Meanwhile, there are a ton of cool giveaways going on out there….
Tea Marcia over at Running off at the mouth is giving away a spa treatment from Indigo Wild (I so need that at this point!)
Shut Up and Run is giving away an ENTIRE Champion outfit!
Her Name is Rio and She Runs is giving away a really cool coffee mug!
Stuart over at Quadrathon is giving away some entries to the Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and a new half marathon in Dallas.
And a few obligatory pictures of the crazy snow around here: