Monday, August 30, 2010

Race 4: Hottest Half

First off...I gotta give credit where it is running buddy Robin (pictured above with me) designed the image and she did a great job...I love it! Yes I know I'm a graphics teacher but school was just beginning and I simply didn't have the time to be so creative so I am "borrowing" her work...hopefully my students don't follow my lead : )

Robin and I participated in the Hottest Half 10k on Sunday, August 15 and it was HOT! I think we made a very wise decision in only doing the 10k (6 miles) instead of the half (13.1 miles) considering they ran out of water by mile 3! Not to worry...Robin and I are as prepared as you get and we had our fuel belts on with our own water.

This was RACE 4 for me out of the 10 I hope to complete this year. We had a great time and as you can see still had huge smiles on our face at the end. I was really excited to have a new shiny medal for my collection.

Robin and I's next race is the Labor of Love 10k on Labor Day in will mark off Race 5 for me and will help us get prepared for the Marine Corp Marathon which is 61 days away but who's counting??

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Winter....are you sure?

I know it is August and the heat is in triple digits but to me its WINTER...yeah that is right....winter season for Team in Training is here! Even Abi thinks it is I write this she is dancing around the room singing Jingle Bells. : ) After not running as much as I hoped this summer...I am back and boy does it feel GOOD! Doesn't matter how hot...I'm ready to run!

This season I applied to be a mentor which means I get to help other teammates accomplish their goals. I have three very close friends who joined the team this season and that makes it even more fun to get out there every Saturday morning at 6:30am! Plus Allie will be completing her first half marathon at White Rock this year a week before her 16th year in remission. This time she'll be waiting me for to cross the line. We have a great team and I got to meet most of them this past Saturday at our first training session. The picture below isn't from a race day it was our 3 mile training, love and even some tears during the mission moment which Allie and I did. I hope to share the team's mission moments on this blog so everyone who reads and those who donate to our events know that there money is truly helping save lives and find a cure!

To give you an update on a goal I posted at the beginning of the year...if all goes as planned I will be completing the following events which will allow me to make my goal of running 10 events in 2010:
  • Hottest Half 10k
  • Labor of Love 10k
  • Heels, Hills & Him half marathon
  • Marine Corp Marine (my VERY first full marathon) - in Washington DC
  • San Antonio half marathon
  • DRC half marathon
  • White Rock full marathon

The other 3 events were Austin half marathon, Oklahoma City half marathon and the Memorial Day 5k. I hesitate allowing the 5k to be an "event" but we did it as a family and the kids got medals. It was an awesome morning and I meant to blog about it but never got around to it. We all ran the 1k together...Beau ran the entire thing refusing to get in the stroller. Will and I were amazed (and proud) that he wouldn't give up. After the 1k I went on to run the 5k while Will and the kids waited at the finish line. So all in all I think it counts as an event!

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