Yes, still that song, but that’s not what I’m talking about t the moment. Ha ha.
This morning I was more of a mess than usual when trying to get out the door. I thought I had plenty of time to get the boys to school and then head to teach my spin class.
Well, obviously both boys had to have “emergencies” right as we got to the car. Needless to say, we left the house about 10 minutes later than we should have. Poor planning on my part to not leave that extra 10 minute window of time. I learn by my mistakes daily.
Today I had the chance to run outside since the boys were in school for the morning.
I wasn’t particularly feeling it, but plan on only doing a few really short runs the next few days before the ASICS LA Marathon this weekend.
I haven been able to get my head in the game this week, but I’m okay with that. I’m a life racer, not a competitive one. Hoping to just stay healthy and keep running and racing without any injuries.
My run today was slow. It was tough, but I kept telling myself that it should be tough sometimes. If it wasn’t everyone WOULD run all the time, right?
So I ran, not caring about my time or pace and just thought about all the fun findings I posted about earlier.
The hills weren’t fun, but the weather was nice.
Somewhere around mile seven I started to enjoy it. I smiled. I thought about all the good that can come from running.
It wasn’t the best run, but it was a run and it felt really great when I was done. It always feels good when you tell yourself you’re going to do something and then you do it, right?
I’ll spare you my sweaty selfie. You’re welcome.
Then I got home and saw this video.
Um, hello inspiration. YES, YOU MUST WATCH THIS NOW!
I also saw this one that made me laugh a bit.
Then I went on a race sign up binge.
I’ve had some upcoming races in the works, but hadn’t officially signed up.
Well, after getting all inspired I took care of that business.
I also finally updated my race page. I think I need to add our family races in there though too.
Time to share some upcoming race announcements and discounts.
LA Marathon 3/9/14
Boston Marathon 4/21/14
Big Sur Marathon 4/28/14
April 6, 2014
· Code: MAMAROCKSF
· Valid for $10 off the Half Marathon until March 30, 2014 at 11:59pm PST
June 1, 2014
· Valid for $10 off the Full or ½ Marathon until May 25, 2014 at 11:59pm PST
June 28, 2014
Valid for 10% off the Napa Valley Race until June 25, 2014.
I’m really pumped about this one. I’ve heard a lot of great things about ZOOMA races. Not only is it in Napa, but there are some pretty cool things going on at this race. Check them out.
-A Signature Swag bags include a pair of Feetures! running socks, a running hat, women’s fit tech shirt and reusable bag.
-Half marathon finishers medals feature a detachable charm.
-The night before the race there is a "mocktail" party at the host hotel for runners to get together, celebrate their accomplishment and chat with other runners about their upcoming race.
-The finish line parties boast recovery yoga, a foam rolling area, wine, massages, shopping, live music and more.
And well heck, I’ll leave you with one more little bit of motivation courtesy of Runner’s World.
No one can take your experiences away from you. Whether it’s your first mile or 100th. Whether you walk or run. It’s YOUR accomplishment.
I still have to tell you about our fun night we had last night. Here’s a little preview.
Oh and Lent starts today. Are you doing anything for the next 40 days? Are you giving anything up?
I’m not giving anything up, but I am working on ADDING more family time, quiet time and reading.
Actually I haven’t posted any food pictures on here the past two days. Maybe I should give that up. Kidding kidding.
Have a great night!
Has anyone done a ZOOMA race?