â€˜Tis a wonderful day for a run.
My last race was the extremely epic Lake Logan Olympic Triathlon on August 6. Since that weekend, I havenâ€™t given much thought to training or racing. No logging of mileage. No weekly plans. Iâ€™ve just been aiming to move a little bit every day, run three times a week, do more yoga, and free up as much time as possible for work.
Even though I havenâ€™t been training, I have been vaguely preparing for three upcoming races:
Iâ€™m very excited for this race because itâ€™s actually part of Nicoleâ€™s bachelorette party weekend! Also, I havenâ€™t done a 10K in a while, and I enjoy the distance.
This tri is a 500-meter swim, a 14-mile bike, and 5K run. Itâ€™s a small, local race and Iâ€™m hoping to place in my age division (because there might only be 5 people in my age divisonâ€¦). Fingers crossed!
This tri is actually a POOL triathlon, which Iâ€™m pumped for because Iâ€™ve never done a tri in a pool. Itâ€™s a super sprint tri with a 250-yard swim, 9-mile bike, and 2-mile run.
Has anyone else ever done a Ramblinâ€™ Rose event? The series is just for women and is designed to encourage newbies to get involved in racing.
Iâ€™m actually doing Ramblinâ€™ Rose as a sponsored runner. Endurance magazine, which helps run the races, is doing a piece on Operation Beautiful and how racing can build self-esteem and body confidence. The piece will come out this fall. Iâ€™m pretty excited about it! Iâ€™ve always loved Endurance magazine.
Last week, I did a photo shoot for the article with Jessica Blakely at my in-lawsâ€™ lakehouse. I was photographed in running, swimming, and biking gear, and afterwards, I kind of felt like I had actually done a triathlon. Heh.
Endurance magazine was kind enough to offer a Healthy Tipping Point reader a FREE ENTRY to Ramblinâ€™ Rose Half Marathon in Durham, North Carolina. The race is on October 16 and is expected to sell out! Iâ€™ll pick the giveaway winner at random tomorrow â€“ just leave a comment on this post and let me know youâ€™d like to be entered in the giveaway.
Anywho â€“ I ran 5.0 miles this morning in preparation of my upcoming 10K. It was sunny but cool out, and I felt strong. I tackled hills, dashed on the straights, and only took a few walking breaks. Wahoo!
Before running, I had two Panda Bites.
And afterwards, a big bowl of yogurt mess.
In the mix:
Oikos vanilla Greek yogurt
Is it really already Wednesday?