Ok, big news around here – I’ve been invited to the Runner’s World Half and Festival in October.
The Runner’s World Half and Festival has been on my to do list for a while now, but fall is a busy time around here and the date never really worked for me. Apparently procrastinating worked and now I not only get to run, I get to be one of the bloggers attending all the events. One other cool thing about this year is that Runner’s World added a trail race on Friday. I’m excited to run all four races: 3.8 mile trail, 5k, 10k, and half marathon. (Add those numbers up and what do you get…?) I’m a teensy tiny bit nervous about it being the weekend before Marine Corps Marathon, but I survived two marathons in two days, I think I can manage it, even though it’s likely I won’t be going for a PR at any of the races. Use code blogmcmmamaruns to get the discount shown in the graphic.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve been having a rough time with training lately. I do not do well in humidity at.all. I’m not a fan of hot either. My runs this week included two “failed” ones. I went out for 12 miles and both times threw in the towel at 6 miles. I just could not breathe! Thankfully, yesterday the crazy humidity ended and this morning I was up at dawn and got in 12 miles. Yay! I’m back on track with the plan now, so I think better days are ahead. I’ve learned a lot about training with this plan and will share it soon.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you we have the world’s most obstinate squirrel in our attic. We’ve got a one way door on the hole, so it’s just a waiting game until it leaves, but get.out.of.my.house! It’s in a confined area of our attic, which means it’s right above our bed, so I’ve been sleeping on the couch after it wakes me up at night. Sleeping on the couch = awful sleep, so I’m doubly impressed with myself that I got up and ran early this morning.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I had a great time with #31DaysofSkirtSports on instagram. I’m not sure I missed a single day. Don’t forget that next up is the Virtual Boobie Run! Register and get a gift certificate for one of the Skirt Sports Bras. And if you use code SSMCM20, you get 20% off your entry!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Beer Geek is out on an all day bike ride today with a friend. There will be brewpubs involved, so I’ll be joining them at a few hours for lunch and then again for dinner. I’m driving there. Yet another example of why it’s good Beer Geek and I prefer different sports.
Finally, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the Tuesdays on the Run topic this week is “free topic”. Write about anything running related that you want.
Here are the topics for the rest of August:
- August 11 – Fall Racing Schedule – tell us where we’ll see you this fall! What’s your big race? Inquiring minds want to know.
- August 18 – Running Role Models/Runners You Admire – Is there one person that comes to mind or do you have a bunch of runners you admire? Tell us who and why!
- August 25 – Running Bras – What brands are you favorite? I’ll share mine (just found a new one to love this past week!) and I’d love to hear about yours! (See note above about the Boobie Run!)
So, we’ll see you there, right???
Happy Saturday! What would you share with me if we were having coffee??? Who wants to join me to run the Runner’s World Half?