Sunday, January 30, 2011
Michel over at Baby Weight My Fat Ass is hosting a virtual 5k, Suck it up, Buttercup! for the month of January. I somehow missed when she first posted this, but came across it last night. We have an upcoming 10k next weekend (Super Sunday 5k/10k in South Boston), but I haven't been running outside because of the cold. I thought it would be a perfect chance for me to reunite with the pavement and get my mind/body back out running in the cold.
It was 25 degrees when I left the house at 8:45. It took me about a half mile to really warm up - those first 5 minutes my face was COLD! I had on 3 layers on top, and put shorts on over my running tights for some extra warmth. I have issues running with a winter hat becuase of the ponytail factor (I need to get one of those ones with the hole in it!) so I was wearing my winter headband over my ears/forehead.
The 5k I did today is probably one of my favorite routes to take around here - I've done it 100s of times, it's a good mix of hills, and it never feels too far. Today it took me a little longer than usual, since I was darting the snow and ice. My time was 31:09 and I'm happy with that!
I felt great the whole time. This was just what my mind needed - I just couldn't take even the thought of running on the treadmill today, and it helped me to feel more confident for the 10k next weekend (outside!).
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I've also been busy at work on my scrapbooks. I've gone away from my usual Runner's Race Bib Books/Scrapbooks and am doing some themed ones. The two I finished up today are for the Gooofy Challenge (Disney half marathon one day, followed by the full marathon the next day). and one for just the Disney Marathon. They are both for sale at my Etsy shop, Laura Elaine Designs (HERE). Next on my list: Princess Half Marathon, Boston Marathon, and (finally) finishing up my husband's NYC Marathon Book (sorry Steve, you got pushed to the back of the list!). Any other races/themes you'd like to see in my Etsy shop? Let me know!
Don't forget I'm offering 10% off your entire purchase over at my Etsy shop, Laura Elaine Designs, where I make and sell Runner's Race Bib Scrapbooks. Enter code VAL1o on checkout, but hurry, this code is only good until January 31!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
PS - Don't forget about my CSN Stores $35 Giveaway HERE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Giveaway runs through next Wednesday, January 26th and winner will be announced on Thursday, Januarty 27th.
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