Monday, February 21, 2011

Another Giveaway For My Fellow Runners!

Here's another contest for all you runner lovers out there.

Check out one of my favorite blogs Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood who in conjunction with Tough Chik are generously giving away an awesome sporty gift package to one lucky winner!

Don't miss out on this exciting event! Click HERE for your chance to win!

Good Luck :)

( "Water bottle, sweat towel, catalog, wipes and Tee of YOUR CHOICE!" )

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day lucky number "27"

Valentine's Day.

24 hours filled with flowers, chocolates, love...

and Running?

My goal to run 27 miles for the month of February has just crawled over the half way point!

So far I've managed to run a total of 13.8 miles towards this months goal.

Only 13.2 miles to go!

After Friday's 3.7 miler, I grabbed the camera, set the self timer, and snapped a picture of my kooky winter running attire.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

For all you Runners out there...

If you are fan of running (and jewelry!) check out this AWESOME Blog and Enter for a chance to Win a hot runner's necklace! Good Luck! & Happy Running!

(The above picture is the beautiful runner's necklace that'll be awarded to the lucky winner!)

Monday, February 7, 2011


Yesterday, I celebrated my 27th birthday!

Obviously, it's a joyous occasion, but I wasn't feeling satisfied going from 26 to 27.

I hadn't run as much as I should have, and to be honest, I hardly ran at all. I didn't run in any races. I never got to the fitness level I was striving for. Not even close.

This is just a small portion of my many failures throughout the year 2010, when I was 26.

I don't want to experience the same heartache when I turn 28. I've decided to start the new year off with a simple goal. To have run 27 miles by the end of my birthday month of February 2011!

Let the challenge begin!

So far I have run 10.1 miles for the month of February. Only 16.9 miles to go! Will I meet this goal by the end of the month?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Flashback!!! NYC Marathon 2009!

Before the marathon, my longest run was 8 miles. How I did 26.2 miles is beyond my comprehension.

The first half of the marathon was surprisingly a breeze! My half marathon time 13.1 miles was 2:34! Not too shabby if you ask me.

Then it went downhill from there on.

I started feeling sick, vomiting, and in pain just about everywhere! I stopped at a medical tent for a bit. After sitting amongst the other runners keeled over and moaning, I got my butt out of there, and didn't look back!

I continued to run, or rather drag my weakened, injured body towards the 26.2 mile finish line. I continued to vomit here and there. I cried. I cursed. Every time I wanted to quit I told myself that I've gotten this far, how can it end now, and have all the hard work and pain mean nothing.

Fast-forward several hours later, and there I was, crawling across the finish line! The resulting time was 6:58. Not the most exciting number to the world, but to me, the race was over, and I reached the finish line, alive!

Let this be a lesson to all. Please train sufficiently! I pushed off the training to the point of less than 6 weeks of training! Train your butt off. It'll be worth it in the end!