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Rock ‘n’ Rollin’

Rock ‘n’ Rollin’


Phew. I feel like I can take a deep breath now (at least until I do the same thing next year with taxes). I also feel like I need to give STUFT Daddy a million hugs for all the extra things he’s helped out with the past week while I’ve been a little cuckoo.

My appointment with our CPA pretty much solidified the fact that my career choice of being a part-time fitness professional/blogger/teacher/mom isn’t exactly “rollin’ in the dough”, but that sure as heck isn’t going to stop me from rock ‘n’ rollin’ in the very near future.

Just like the slower than molasses man working at Costco last night didn’t stop me from waiting forever to get my $5 rotisserie chicken fresh from the oven.


Or the fact that we are once again out of broccoli slaw didn’t stop me from roasting a butt load of broccoli and covering it in marinara like I usually do with my roasted broccoli slaw.



When you conquer one challenge, it’s only natural to find another one, right?


I was recently contacted by the wonderful people behind the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series about the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon. I had almost signed up for this race awhile back at the Carlsbad Marathon 2012 expo, but decided against it since my race schedule was already pretty full.

I’ve always wanted to run this race as I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it. Not only is it an amazing event that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society®, but I’ve heard it’s one of the most fun races to participate in with live music at every mile. (Hmmm… I wonder if they’ll have some Kenny Loggins.)


So, in honor of my friend Janetha’s Adventurous April….

adventurous april

I know it’s just seven and a half weeks away, but the opportunity has presented itself and we’re going for it friends. Oh yes, WE.

That’s YOU and ME (if you live locally or if you’re really want to put your Adventurous April pants on and come out to beautiful sunny California to race).

Are you in?

This girl may have said “no way” back in the day (circa 2000)

yosemite ugh

but let me tell you, it only took one race to make her fall in love with the whole racing experience.



And now she loves it, lives it, dreams it.


Since the pressure is on a bit with the race being not too far off, I found a couple easy to follow training plans on both Hal Higdon’s website and Jeff Galloway’s website. (You know, because you’re inspired and want to sign up yourself.) I’ve never been one to follow a training plan, but I really probably should. I should also really try foam rolling one of these days. I also still need to try NUUN so I’m ready if I get chosen for the relay. Ha ha.

I’m encouraging you to be adventurous and take on a challenge with me. Maybe it’s not this race. Maybe you have something else you’re working towards. But…. if you’re local and you’ve always wanted to try a race, this may be just what you need. Oh man, how fun would it be to see some friends out there.

I have a little something for you.

Not only one of my all time favorite quotes,



but a little additional encouragement to set out and achieve an amazing goal and participate in this marvelous event.


You can save $10 on your entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon when you use code MOMMY12 (offer valid now through May 27th).

The $10 off is open to any individual and is good for either the full or half marathon. Also, all registrants get a complimentary SeaWorld Single Day Ticket (and the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for friends and family).

You can find out all the details and register here:

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Registration


Friends, when an opportunity comes a knockin’, it’s time to come a rockin’.


I’m a little super nervous about this. The training is going to be a little tougher to schedule in, but life (and Adventurous April) is all about stepping out of your comfort zone, right?

I’m on it… starting now.


Will you step out with me?

Even if it’s not this race? (Although I really want it to be if you live locally and are up for it.)


PS- It’s Grandma D’s birthday today. Tomorrow’s post will be dedicated to her because again, I just can’t get my act together on time. It may or may not have that awesome looking protein fudge recipe on it. He he.

Disclaimer- I was given a complimentary entry to the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon. Both my strong desire to run this race and the crazy decision to take on the full distance rather than the half are all my own.

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  1. 1
    Amy says:

    Awesome!! I love your drive and determination! I hope to get back to running again as soon as this runner’s knee goes away.

  2. 2
    Becky Przy says:

    Hooray for your taxes being done–now you can put that energy into marathon training! I follow Hal HIgdon’s programs and LOVE them. Yes, get a foam roller–it works wonders! But if you don’t want to spring for a foam roller–I use my rolling pin to get out tight spots;-)

    I can’t believe that was you back in 2000–actually I probably looked about the same 4 years ago–its amazing what running and motivation can do!

    YOu are going to rock that marathon!

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh thanks Becky. I do really need to try a foam roller. Not only do I have to get one, but I have to learn how to use it. He he. You 4 years ago? Look what life and running can do. 🙂 You’re awesome. 🙂

  3. 3

    Oh man I so wish I lived nearby – sounds like such a fun race and for a wonderful cause. And your zest for life is simply infectious.

  4. 4

    I would SO do this if I lived even 8 hours closer! 😉
    That before picture? WOW! You’ve come SOOOO far – so inspiring, my love!

  5. 5
    lindsay says:

    oh i want to join you! tell your hubby to fly me out! hehe,

  6. 6
    jennifer says:

    Wow! How cool to get a free race ticket?!! That’s awesome! I guess I am going to be adventurous and sign up for the Nike’s women marathon in San Fransisco in Oct. Wasn’t planning on it, but a friend talked me into it! Wahoo!

  7. 7

    Okay I would not have recognized you from that picture of you from 2000. Still beautiful, just not the Kristin I know 😉 Who knew that girl was going to have twins?? 🙂

  8. 8

    I cannot believe that old pic of you! You look fantastic!!! 🙂

    I have heard great things about the Rock and Roll races. Good luck with the training! I wish I could come to San Diego and run with you!

  9. 9

    You go girl!! I had fun at the Rock N Roll race in New Orleans, although the music every mile isn’t quite as cool as it sounds (in my opinion). If you like to listen to music when you run, I’d still bring your own. 🙂

  10. 10

    I would love to do this we are moving from DC to LA at the end of June… I am just missing this opportunity! dang! Sounds like it will be fun

  11. 11
    Cheryl D. says:

    I would love to run it with ya if I was local….next time I’m back in Cali, I would love too! This April truely is adventerous, isn’t it?! My class went great last Friday and I already have a class to teach on Monday nights starting the 22nd-ekkk! Talk about getting out of my comfort zone! I have a couple routines to teach this Sunday morning as well in prep. This will be with all the people I’ve been workout with for yearrs. Stepping out of our comfort zone is truely rewarding. Thanks for all your encouragement and good example:)

    • 11.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Watch out Cheryl- I might hold you to that. 🙂 So glad your class went well Friday. Isn’t it fun to jump out of our comfort zone? 🙂 Yay for YOU!!!!! 🙂 Wish I could come to a class.

  12. 12

    Wo-hoo! You’ve got this! I would totally join you if it wasn’t for the whole geography thing.

    You’ve got a great base already so I’m sure you’ll do great. I’m doing my first full marathon in September but I really want to do one sooner. Maybe I’ll find something 7 weeks away so we can virtually train together? Ha ha! 🙂

    • 12.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I think you should just come out and do it with me. It’s just a short plane ride away. He he. 🙂 I’m excited for you and your first race in September.

  13. 13
    Laura says:

    Wish I lived nearby- I’d love to do it with you! Congrats on tackling another marathon!!

  14. 14
    Coco says:

    Hurray for getting taxes completed!

  15. 15
    Amy says:

    yay sounds awesome!! that’ll be such a fun race!

    im running boston monday so after that its break time haha

  16. 16

    Love San Diego and know you’ll have a blast at the race – wish I could join you! I’m running a 10K on Sunday and my half marathon is on May 6 (I’ll be 26 weeks pregnant!) and am glad the race will be over before the heat of the summer begins 🙂 Both are in Vancouver, BC, which isn’t too far from California, just incase you’re putting together your 2013 race schedule already (hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge) 🙂

    • 16.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I wish you could join me too. Someday….. How awesome are you that you’re running a half at 26 weeks pregnant. You rock Jenny. Hmm… how cool would it be to travel to Vancouver for a race. I may have to try to convince Andrew. 🙂

  17. 17

    Wish I could join you! Someday!

  18. 18
    Miz says:

    I vote for your family just to come to AUSTIN!!
    that was a choice right? 🙂


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