I have some random (good) things to share today. Here we go!
1.) I did my first run post half-marathon last night.
Granted, it was just 2 miles, but it felt good to get a run in so soon after the half! My general MO is that I take a really long time to get back into the groove after I run a race that I’ve been training for, so I am really proud that I took just one day off and have worked out the last three days in a row! Monday I did 40 minutes of intervals on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the stairmill, Tuesday I did a 45 minute (3.3 mile) power walk, and last night I did a 1 hour Body Pump class followed by the 2 mile run. It feels good! I’m keeping track of my workouts on this spreadsheet, and on that note…
2.) I signed up for another half marathon yesterday!
I know I was literally JUST talking about being excited to be done with training (and I am), but I realized that with the two 10 mile races I have coming up, I have to keep my mileage up anyways, and running a half marathon on Memorial Day weekend will fit in perfectly with the Broad Street run. Since I’ll be running 10 that weekend, I’ll do 11 and 12 the following two weekends, and then it’ll be Memorial Day weekend.
So, on Saturday, May 26th, I’ll be running my fourth half marathon in Philadelphia, which is special because it’s where I ran my very first. And the best part is that my sister Wendy is running it with me!! She’s going to be running Broad Street with me as well, but I’m still not exactly sure how I convinced her to sign up for the half, but what’s done is done. 😉
3.) I won a raffle at the Rock ‘n Roll Expo for a $250 gift certificate to Lululemon!
This past Thursday when I was at the expo picking up my race packet, I barely paid any attention to the booths because I just zipped over there quickly during my lunch break. But then I saw Dawn Jackson, who was the keynote speaker at the Healthy Living Summit last August, so I decided to stop by to say hi. She was there on behalf of Florida Grapefruit, so we chatted for a bit about HLS and then she told me to enter the raffle. I never win anything, so I filled out the form and never gave it a second thought. Then yesterday, I got an email from the Florida Grapefruit people telling me I was picked as the winner of the raffle! I am SO excited because I never buy myself anything from Lululemon (besides headbands) because it’s too expensive, so this will be such a treat!