Monday, January 24, 2011

Shamrockin' Here I Come...

I am all signed up and ready to go for another half marathon on March 13th, and a 10K Superbowl run on February 6th.
The Shamrockin' Half Marathon is a fun run in Sacramento with a St. Patties theme... I am excited.  Fellow friend & blogger Leslee is running it, too!  And the super bowl run is on that Sunday morning.
The training has been going really well!  TL and I live in a hilly area, so it has been difficult... but I know it will all pay off.  I have also done quite a few runs on the treadmill, and that's always a nice break from the hills.
While I am out, sometimes I will take pictures. (You should see me run and multi task, it's probably funny to watch)  
I am on this website called dailymile. (If you're on it too, let me know!)  They have options to post pictures where people are running, and I love it - so that's where my inspiration came from to take pictures.

It was a mixture of sunny and foggy, but so pretty!

This is along the trail on the main blvd in our town and I love it!

I started running the last week in December, and so far, I am up to 5.25 miles.  I am hoping to run 6 this week, but on flat ground :)

You can follow my training on the left hand side near the bottom.  (Not that I really expect you to care) ;)

Also, I have some (I think) exciting news!  I am doing my first ever giveaway very soon.  I have already started planning it and getting the items and I can't wait.  It's a few of my favorite things.  It's mainly out of appreciation for all the great people I have met through this blog... so thank you!
Coming soon!

Happy Monday!  
Have a fabulous start to your week.

17 comments:

Tamela said...

You're gonna rock it! I am always so envious of your daily mile entries!

heather said...

Congrats on doing the Shamrock this year...I will see you there!!! :)

Morgan said...

Way to train! You're going to crush the race!

Ashley said...

Yay for running!! =) I ran my first half this past November. It was AMAZING but holy crow I was tired after! =) good luck with training!

Micaela said...

so i was going to take today off running because i woke up lazy ;) and then i came across this...

and you've inspired me :)

i will follow your training! it may be the difference on decided wether or not to takea the day off of a run ;)

so thank you!

x

Katie said...

Thanks for the sweet message! Your blog is adorable. I am also a runner..haven't done a marathon yet but I run around 5 miles 3-4x a week (..when I'm not being lazy :)) I look forward to reading more!!

Kristen said...

I've never heard of daily mile, I'll have to check it out! I'm training for a 10 miler and half marathon as well!

Tiffany said...

That's amazing!! You will do awesome. I am training for my first 10K and it's kicking my booty, but I've never been a runner. We'll see how it turns out!

Inna xoxo said...

Folsom/Eldo are the best areas to run! Because its so beautiful! I agree tho, i hate the hills. I tried running along the American River in Old Folsom but the hills ended up killing me haha. Im not in great shape :p

xoxo Inna

Amanda Lynn said...

You're going to do awesome! I wish I could run it with you but we will be out of town that weekend for a work conference for Brian (maybe we could run one together another time???)

Jax said...

People often say Tulsa isn't a very exercise or pedestrian friendly city. I totally agree b/c we have like 3 trails. haha.. I mean, the ones we have are great, but we definitely need more. That said, it's very flat here, which is a bonus for running or cycling. :) Your area looks SO pretty though! Living somewhere so flat makes me crave different terrain...which is why Eric and I went for St. Lucia and Maui for vaca spots...and why he's skiing right now! :)

Congrats on signing up and all the rock star training you're doing, girl! You'll be fabulous!

And yay on the giveaways!

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm so proud of you! I really don't like running . . . I wish I did! I like other kinds of exercise but ugh not running. Sometimes I make myself do it, but I haven't gotten to the point yet where I really enjoy it. And 5.25 miles is impressive!!

Simone said...

Well done on your run....that is SO great :)

PS Am loving "The Art of Racing in the Rain"....great book, thanks so much for the recommendation :) xx

Perfectly Imperfect said...

That's your view on your run?!?! That's amazing. I would so run more if I could see that.

JMB said...

I NEEED to get my butt signed up for aaaaa....what would a 1K be? Kidding I can run 3 miles so I need to find a 5K to get signed up for!! BEYOND excited for your giveaway just because I know it will be amazing....are you taking us all to Disney World? :)

- Minnie Pearl....

I am so telling Bloggy Nation you have never seen HEE-HAW...tomorrow.
OH YES

Elizabeth said...

I am a new follower!!! :-) Happy to have found your blog!!

d.a.r. said...

Yeahhh!! That is so exciting--they sound like fun races!

Wow--gorgeous view.