Thankfulness, Streaking and Race Deals

 

Good morning!

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Mondays are marvelous, no?

Well, not always, but when you’re well rested and ready to tackle a new week (a short one at that) and you start them the right way practicing thankfulness, they are.

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I’m thankful for a bunch of random things this morning.

First of all that I made the call to the local market last night for the purple sweet potatoes and that I have an awesome hubby that puts up with my madness and stopped there on the way home from church.

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I know, right? I’m a lucky gal. Especially because my “quick stop” to pick up the potatoes they were holding for me uncharacteristically (yes-sarcasm) took a turn as I made a new friend, chatted too long and asked if there were some kabocha hidden somewhere in the back.

There were. And they were on sale for $.88/pound.

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I stocked up. Oh and yeah, added just a couple plantains while I was there too.

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Pretty awesome.

 

I’m also thankful that it doesn’t get too cold here in Southern California as I was out at dawn taking pictures in my pajamas.

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I should have been wearing my slippers, but I guess I save those for shopping in public. Ha ha.

Things I wanted to show you this morning were the devotional reading above and this cool gift I got in the mail from my amazing friend EMZ. She is one of the most inspirational people ever with her instagram posts. Love her.

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I know right? How cool is the shirt. She’s so awesome she even has customized Bender Bottles. I want to be as cool as her someday.

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I also wanted to show you a picture of the Pro Compression Sock of the Month for next month I just got my hands on. Obviously they’re holiday themed. I’m not allowed to show you yet, but let’s just say you won’t be disappointed.

No peeking until after Thanksgiving.

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He he.

 

After Thanksgiving we not only get to peek, but we get to streak too. How awesome, right?

Runner’s World is having their third annual Holiday Running Streak.

Pledge to run at least one mile every day, from Thanksgiving (that’s Thursday, November 28) through New Year’s Day.

#RWRunStreak

Just commit to running a mile a day. Easy peasy. Let’s go streaking! I just pledged.

 

In addition to participating in the Holiday Running Streak, I’m also taking on a bit of a bigger challenge.

A super big STUFT challenge actually. I’m working with a fantastic charity organization, Sixty Feet, who raises money to help imprisoned children in Africa.

One of their main focuses is a program called Run Sixty Feet.

“All the money raised by Team Sixty Feet runners, will go to provide immediate relief in the form of water, food, medical care, clothing and bedding. It will also go to providing long term restoration through educational sponsorships, justice, counseling, resettlement efforts and the love of Christ.”

I’m taking on a bit of a huge challenge of my own, but we’re still figuring out the details. When I get all the information I’ll share, but let’s just say if this goes through I’ll be running quite a few miles for Run Sixty Feet come January 31st.

Yep, I was doing some research last night on some ultra training plans. Specifically this one from Runner’s World. I’m a bit nervous, but feel like it’s time to pay it forward with my running and want to do it in a big way.

Run 60 Feet

I’ve set up a virtual race here (it’s the STUFT 60 Challenge) where anyone can register for any event or just a race on their own to raise money for the charity.

My big virtual run will be January 31st, but you can choose when you want yours to be. They have a pretty cool giveaway going on right now if you register.

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You can register here for the “STUFT 60 Challenge”. A lot more information on this to come soon, but just wanted to get the word out there.

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I’ve also got some race deals and discounts to share.

Let’s see, first up.

December 8th, the Athleta Iron Girl Del Mar Women’s 5K/10K.

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Use code STUFTMAMA for 10% off any of the races.

Um… cookie decorating, costume contest, etc. YES!!!!!

 

And, also fast approaching is a brand new race here in San Diego.

The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon.

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Use code SDBLOGGER20 for $20 off The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon. (*Code expires 11/30!)

I’m signing up right now. It’s a pretty flat course and will be the perfect race to end the year. Who wants to run with me to finish of 2013?

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Okay, well, I think that’s all the race news for this morning.

Now I’m off to experiment making some no grain zucchini pumpkin pancakes. I wonder how they’ll turn out…..

 

Have a wonderful day!

Be thankful!

Cheers!

#spreadjoy

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Um, yep, notice the cup is no longer in Judah’s hand. You don’t want to know what happened, but you should know that the Starbucks people are VERY nice and will make you a new drink if it gets spilled out in front of the store while doing cheers.

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You can still enter the Stehly Buffalo Jerky Giveaway.

 

What are you thankful for this morning?

Any other produce market hoarders out there?

Are you doing the Runner’s World Run Streak?

Who’s racing in December?

Ever spilled a drink in or in front of Starbucks?

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Comments

  1. 1

    Ahhh this post made me so excited, as I am running for SixtyFeet too! I have LOVED getting to work with them and going to continue to in the Spring! I’ve been fundraising/team captain this fall for the Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, so I’ll be running my first race as part of SixtyFeet on Thursday! Super pumped! And super pumped to get even more involved with them for the stuff I have planned in the Spring! Love, Love, Love! Running for Christ and to serve others is way cool! :) https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10202650402727435&set=a.1905661847451.2116977.1418910666&type=1&theater

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    Ahhh this post made me so excited, as I am running for SixtyFeet too! I have LOVED getting to work with them and going to continue to in the Spring! I’ve been fundraising/team captain this fall for the Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, so I’ll be running my first race as part of SixtyFeet on Thursday! Super pumped! And super pumped to get even more involved with them for the stuff I have planned in the Spring! Love, Love, Love! Running for Christ and to serve others is way cool! :) https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10202650402727435&set=a.1905661847451.2116977.1418910666&type=1&theater

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    elizabeth says:

    Do the purple taste better? I bought a bag of organic sweet potatoes at Costco last week, I cook them for 45-60mn @450, they’re really good.

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    Amy says:

    I love your devotion for today and I am thankful for seeing it. Sometimes a simple reminder goes a long way! Not only have I spilled a drink in the parking lot of Starbucks, my daughter leaned against a mug display in the store once and the whole display came crashing down!

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    Look who is finally back on the kabocha train!!!! Um I need to come to San Diego, just so that I can stock up squash and purple sweet potatoes with you…I cannot find those potatoes around here at all. I wish it was cheaper to fly out to San Diego, cause I would totally do that 1/2 marathon at the end of December….BOO HOO!

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    I am thankful for another successful run that is getting me one step closer to running again after being sidelined with a stress fracture! I’m still not in the clear but I am getting there!

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    Michelle Kim says:

    Love the sunshine and beautiful weather! Got to sit outside, sipping coffee with my dog playing fetch. Perfect way to start the morning!

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    Kathy says:

    I Like the shirt where did she get it??

    I am thankful every day, more and more for my hubby…..God has a way of bringing people into our lives for a reason….one I will never know but, it is HIS plan and HIS purpose and I am very thankful that day happened almost 22 years ago!!

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    Erica says:

    I wish I could come race with you! That would be sooo much fun. My next race isn’t until January. A mile a day? Love! All that produce? JEALOUS! Definitely spilled a drink right outside of bucks

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    So love the adorable pics of the boys – too funny & yes, I spill! :) You have a ton going on! I will have to start clicking the links – all very exciting!!!!!

    PS: I went to sprouts the other day & all the purple sweet potatoes were gone! :(

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    That last picture is hilarious! It totally made my day! :)

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