Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday Snow Day Edition









Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rock n Roll New Orleans, Mardi Gras Style

I was given an entry into the Rock n Roll New Orleans half marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Check out BibRave.com to read and write race reviews!




New Orleans has always been a bucket list race for me. The hubs took me and the kids there a few years back, and we had a great time. My son wasn't a total fan, he was too young, so we had to change our plans up a bit. I would love to go back and explore again, without worrying about what my kids will be worried about. Make sense? Yikes!

I also tried running while I was there, but I didn't know the area and didn't want to run alone!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Rock n Roll Race series. I was a Rock n Blogger before I hooked up with Bib Rave, and I was running their races even before that!



It's a great way to run with friends, or meet up with new friends from around the country!



The Expo is insane, and the swag is always amazing!



I've had so much fun at each and every one, and always look forward to the next event!

Race day fits really well into my training schedule for my first 50k, so it's a total win win.

I've been giving a lot of thought into what I will wear. Until I know the weather, I won't be able to choose my running skirt (obviously Skirt Sports, but which one? I sense a vote in the future!) And of course I will sport my BibRave shirt. How to make my outfit more New Orleans appropriate?



I ordered this amazing mask from Amazon today. I haven't booked a flight or made hotel reservations, but I have this mask on its way! I made sure to get one that wasn't too expensive, so that if I get annoyed I can chuck it without reservation.

Any other suggestions?

Have you ever run New Orleans?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Are You on Athlinks? (You Should Be!)

I'm writing this post as a BibRave Pro. Check out BibRave.com to read and write race reviews!

If you have run a bunch of races, chances are good that you've heard of Athlinks.



Yes, I have too many apps on my phone.
But I digress.
Athlinks has been around for a very long time! I have been a member for quite a few years, it's a great way to keep track of your race times!



As the years have gone by, they have added so many new features. You can follow people, and you can even add people as rivals! So much fun to see how many times you have beat each other at a race!



Another newer feature is adding future races so that you can see who else is running with you!



Have an open weekend on your calendar? You can see which races are coming up near you!



You can also check out your latest results.



I did notice that it was easier to claim past results online instead of using the app. My app said I had none, but the website found 40! Of course, it could just be my phone! I had no problem doing anything else with the app. I added friends, found future races, etc, with ease.

I'm having way too much fun with this app! Check it out, and add me!

Are you on Athlinks?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday Training Update

Y'all, I'm so excited to be writing these again! After a little over a month off, I will be running again on Saturday! O.m.g.

Anyway, here is my little itty bitty training update for last week.

Thursday: we drove to Disney, in the horrible aftermath of a snow storm that the south wasn't ready for. But first, I did my box jumps.



Friday we hit the parks and the expo. I had a crap ton of steps.



Saturday I spectated the half marathon. It was exhausting. I had so many steps and I ran around all day!



Sunday we spectated the Full Marathon. Another crazy day that started with a lot of standing and ended with a lot of walking around EPCOT!



Monday we drove home, so the only exercise I got was my strength exercises! I did manage to earn my first stop in Coach Jenny's National Parks Challenge though!



Tuesday, I did my box jumps and some walking.



Yesterday I did my strength exercises plus a 4 mile walk. No pain!



I'm hoping to really get back into it now, and hopefully my PT will be on board with it! I'm so looking forward to Saturday!

What's the longest you've been out with an injury?

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Spectating the Disney Marathon

My daughter and I spectated at the marathon today. We slept in and hit mile 23 of the marathon, just outside of Hollywood Studios.



We handed out twizzlers and pretzel rods for hours! It.was.amazing.



At lunch time we went to EPCOT, cheered some more and the had chicken tenders with the locals....



It was a fun but exhausting day.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Spectating the Disney Half Marathon

Spectating is hard work y'all! I am in awe of all the family members who do this all the time! You're all rock stars!
Since I'm sidelined for the Disney Marathon weekend, and my daughter was registered for the half, I decided to spectate so that I could cheer her on as well as my other friends running this Weekend.



First I hopped a bus from POP to EPCOT. I waited for the 4 o'clock bus so that most of the runners had already left. Or so I thought. A ton of runners waited until the last minute!



Once I arrived at EPCOT I had to take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, which was a lovely ride with only one train change.



We got into MK at about 5:30, just as the races were starting. I went to the bathroom and then got myself some prime real estate right on Main Street.



We got to see the hand cyclists whiz by, and then my fast friends went by. I knew that Morgan would be way behind them because she was in the last corral.
I went into the Emporium and then hit up Casey's for hot cocoa and a muffin.



Soon I got the notification that Morgan hit the 5k, just 2 miles outside of MK. I went to get my spot in front of Casey's secured and waited for her to zip by.



I may have also seen Santa!



After running to the other side of the castle to say hello again, I zipped out of the park to hit the monorail again. She asked me to meet her at the Polynesian, so off I went. After rushing like a maniac, I made it just in time. She was struggling with her breathing (she had a bad cold during Christmas and still hasn't recovered) and the cold weather was making her miserable.

She pushed on though, and made her way to EPCOT. I was taking the monorail with one exchange, and waiting for security checks. I made it with 30 minutes to spare!





She finished her race and was ready to head immediately back to the hotel, she was starving!



Tomorrow we will spectate the marathon and we brought pretzels and twizzlers to hand out.

Will I see you out there?