Well hello. Hope you had one heck of a fabulous weekend friends. I’m a little tired today as a couple friends and I went on our version of an ultimate coastal urban hike. It started out gloriously.
But I have to say that when you hit that half way point about 8 hours in and realize you still have 8 hours back to the car, it’s a little tough mentally (and physically), I actually think it might be harder than a marathon, but I’ll recap later. Don’t worry, I definitely won’t encourage any of you to do it, but I can’t help myself and have to share our adventures.
We finished though.
16 hours and 50 miles and a new mantra of “never again”. Ha ha. Kidding, but I really doubt I’ll ever be doing it again.
This morning the boys and I met up with the amazing Susan, who has always been one of the biggest Flat Kitty supporters ever.
I love love love meeting up with friends I’ve met through the blog. They are always just as fabulous in person.
Oh and in case you can’t totally tell what my shirt say, here you go.
I offered the boys a dollar each to do The Stick to my calf. It’s having some major issues at the moment.
They were all about it and I even got a little massage of some sort with a play car. Too bad they haven’t really mastered the skill yet.
Let’s get to more important stuff.
I don’t know about you, but I like to regroup a little bit and focus on the week ahead on Sunday nights. Monday I always try to start new with a new plan of attack.
The boys and I might do a couple of local events. Road Runner Sports is involved with some fun local events that I just got an email about.
Upcoming CARE 5Ks:
“Finish the Fight 5K” is a partnership between Road Runner Sports and Relay For Life to help raise funds for lifesaving cancer research at 5 San Diego cancer institutions, develop valuable education & advocacy programs for survivors and caregivers and provide helpful services to cancer patients and their families. All fitness levels are encouraged at this run/walk, as well as dogs!
3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Mutt Run 5K reaches out to bring home the loving senior dogs who are left in the shelters alone. Road Runner Sports provides emergency medical care to dogs in need that have been injured or who are ill and suffering while giving them a compassionate recovery. Bring your dog in a costume for Road Runner Sports’ annual doggie costume contest.
They also do adventure runs every Thursday night (when I’m teaching of course). My friends have gone though and they sounds like a blast. All the information on the next Adventure Runs can be found here.
Other than some fun run type short runs, I don’t have any races planned and am focusing on the Long Beach Marathon in October. That give me lots of time to get my act together (or try to at least).
Let’s talk about some awesome FREE things Vega just came out with to help you out with training and nutrition.
You can now get Free Running/Strength & Conditioning Training Plans.
With the plans you get 2 different series of free multi-week Training Plans emailed to you. Choose from Running or Strength & Conditioning – Yes, you can sign up for both!
· Sign up here.
(I actually just signed myself up and all you need to put is your email.)
In case you’re curious as to what you get wit the plans, here’s a little more information.
So… what’s in the guides?
· Meal & Fueling plans
· Training plans
o 10K Race
o 4 Week Strength + Conditioning
· Detailed Workout Series
· 25+ Tasty (and functional!) recipes
· Grocery Lists
· Workout and Nutrition Difference Makers
· Playlists to pump you up and rock your happy pace
· Curated articles by health experts
· … FAQs, Infographics, and SO much more!
Schedule: once signed up, you’ll receive the following PDF downloads (15-25 pages each):
o Week 1: Long Slow Distance Runs
o Week 2: Tempo Runs
o Week 3: Hill Runs and Speedwork
o Week 4: Shakeout Runs
o Week 5: Cross-training
o Week 6: Rest Days
o Week 7: Race Day!
o Week 1: Develop a Stronger Core and Improve Full-Body Strength
o Week 2: Build Lean Muscle and Reduce Body Fat
o Week 3: Strengthen your Conditioning and Endurance
o Week 4: Improve Speed, Agility, and Quickness
o Week 5: Enhance Explosive Power
Pretty darn cool that you can get all that for FREE right?
Here’s a cool sample of a 10K training plan.
They even have you covered with pre and post workout nutrition.
I seriously live on Vega products pre and post race (and on most days actually).
Okay, so, not only are they making these training guides FREE for everyone, they also want to GIVE AWAY a Full Marathon Prize (value: $315).
Here’s what the Full Marathon Prize Pack includes:
- 1 Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer Tub – Acai Berry
- 1 Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator – Berry Tub
- 1 Vega Sport Endurance Gel – Box of 12 Raspberry Gels
- 2 Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator – 1 Tropical and 1 Apple Berry
- 2 Vega Sport Performance Protein – 1 Vanilla Tub and Chocolate Tub
Yay! I love giving stuff away and I love giving things that I’m particularly obsessed with away. It just makes me happy. No, I’m not being compensated for this, but I do get Vega products. In full disclosure though, even if I didn’t I would buy them because I think they’re THAT good.
Enter the GIVEAWAY here: