What’s better than racing with friends?

What’s better than racing with friends?  Honestly, I can’t think of anything.  But M thought running a race that ends in eating chocolate sounded divine!!   I had to hold off on registering since we heard about it shortly before I lost my job.

But today..that all changed.  I am officially registered to run the Hot Chocolate 15K

M shared coupon code: PHXMOM2012HC to save 10%, basically the service fee for registration!  So if you live in Phoenix, wanted to sign up for the race but were holding out for a coupon code – get yourselves registered!

I need to do some research but I might register D to run the 5K all by herself!   Having run other 5K’s, I’ve seen plenty of kids along the route running alone…so..someone out there does it!

Speaking of D…we are moments away from the big surprise reveal.  I am so excited!!!!  I’ll be back later to share the big news with you.  Until then…have a great weekend!

It just occurred to me…I’m sitting here on the injured list..haven’t run more than once per week for a few weeks…and I just registered for a 15K.  I think this makes me officially nuts!

Have you run the Hot Chocolate race?

What do you run for: beer, chocolate, cheeseburgers, etc?

Would you let your 9 year old run a 5K all by themselves?




My Leg is Fired or Not!

I haven’t run since Sunday hoping the rest, icing, KT taping,  foam rolling and the compression sock wearing would beat my leg in to submission.

Fat chance.

Today at the expo I stopped by the KT Tape booth for more tape.  A very informative man at the booth helped me out, asked me about my “injury”.  BTW, it was like a stake through my heart for him to use that word – injured.  Am I injured?!?  I hadn’t thought of myself as being injured but I guess when you walk with a limp..you just might be!

So I described my leg issue and even though I talked about the pain starting in my foot, feeling it in my calf and settling on the inside of my thigh..he kept referring to the hamstring.  I had taped the back of my leg earlier in the week, okay, okay – K taped my leg, but it didn’t seem to help.  I love KT Tape…when I’ve used it before, it feels like the tape takes my little boo-boo and just holds it so tenderly, taking the pain away.  The guy at the booth told me to be sure to place the tape directly over the pain in my leg and use more than 1 piece if I don’t feel that relief.  So..I can’t wait to shower and strike the pose for K to administer new tape to my leg!

We run the Cars Land 5K Rally in the early morning.  D is finally excited for the race.  Yay!!!  I may not be back for a blog posting until after the weekend but if you’re following me on Twitter @RunsInBikeLane then you can keep up with me on our adventures.

Oh!  The weather here in So CA is actually rather warm and a lot of runners seem really concerned about the heat.  For once, I am so thankful for all my training in 100+ temps!  Score one for ole Jac’o!  🙂  But for the runners that aren’t prepared, I do hope they heed the warnings of taking it slower and drinking a lot more fluids!  Hydration is key..let me repeat, hydration is key!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Are you running any races this weekend?

Are you on Twitter?

What’s the weather like where you are?

Totally Terrific Tuesday!!

I wore a pair of “work pants” today that I haven’t worn in probably 5 years.  Yeah, that felt good – until I sat down and then they were digging in to my waist.  But the zipper worked so that’s a step ahead of yesterday’s game!

Early this morning a pop-up calendar reminder that the Disney Princess Half Marathon registration was opened jumped up on my screen. I stared at the pop-up for a minute before hitting “dismiss”.  I’m already signed up for Tinker Bell Half Marathon (which is 94% full now so if you’re on the fence about registering, better hurry and decide!) in January 2013 so I didn’t bother to ask K if I could go ahead and register for Princess – I figured that would be pressing my luck!

Then I see this Tweet by runDisney!

Really!?!  Are you kidding me?!  It’s like they knew I’d hit “dismiss” on my reminder and then taunted me with “special medal” because they just know…because they’re somehow in my brain…that I am addicted to bling..and Disney!  It’s true!!  I love bling so much that M made me the bestest Christmas present this past year!

I love adding bling to it!!!

I told M about the runDisney Tweet and she likened it to someone waving drugs under the nose of a junkie – she totally gets me!   She also totally gets that you combine 3 things I really love Disney, Races, and Bling and you have my full and complete attention!  It’s so awesome when someone enables gets you!  *wink*

So then I whined on Facebook and Twitter that I really wanted to do this race and wah wah wah…

Here’s something you should know about me, if you don’t already, once I determine there’s a race I want to do…I have a very hard time convincing myself to not do it.   I love races…I love bling…I love to run = It’s my drug!

And if that wasn’t exciting enough…

I got email confirmation today that I’ve been selected to be a FitFluential Ambassador!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m really, really excited about that.

So between the Princess Half Marathon registration, FitFluential Ambassador email notification, getting creamed at the Total Body Conditioning class (good news: I’m able to keep up with the class a lot more), and the 1 mile run using my jellified legs…I’m flippin’ wiped out!!!!

By the way, that’s 44 days of running, in case you’re not keeping count..I am!

One more thing before I go, I just wanna give a major shout out to my husband, K!  He really is so amazing and has been so supportive of my running. I know I couldn’t have come this far without his encouragement and support and it really makes a big difference.  I think any runner knows that it is so important to have a great support system.  I have that in K and both of my kids.  They’re awesome but K especially since he normally gives the green light when I set my sights on a race!  I love you, babe!  You’re amazing!

Did you run today?

Have you run the Princess Half Marathon before?

Are you running the Princess Half Marathon in 2013?

I am SO Excited!!!!!

Registration for the Tinker Bell half marathon opened today!!  M and I ran the inaugural race in January of this year and were convinced (before we even crossed the finish line) we’d return to run it again in 2013!!

We are both in!!!

We are so excited!!!!!!!!!

Are you registering for this race?

Did you run the Tinker Bell 1/2 marathon in January 2012?