Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A Blogger Giveaway Prize and a Few Random Things!
First of all, I received my second blogger giveaway win in the mail a few days ago:) Thank you so much Sara! My prize consisted of a few of Sara's favorite running things! I scored a package of Honey Stingers, endurance sunblock, a Gypsy Runner Decal and two sticks of Mission Skincare lip balm:) I love it! Today was my usual day off from work and I actually got alot done. First, I drove to Edina to pick up my running packet for Saturdays Get Lucky! 7k. Pick up was at GEAR Running Store and there were about five other runners picking up packets. I asked one of the workers how many runners were registered and she told me that there were 3,000!
My bib number is 2828:) The race volunteer promised me that it was a lucky number and that I would awe and amaze myself with my performance! If only she was right. This race takes place in Minneapolis and is sponsered by Kierans Irish Pub:) After the race there is free beer offered at the Pub! As many of you know I am not a huge fan of beer. I had a very bad experience in my young and dumb days.....I was very ill! Okay, I drank too much beer and ended up puking the entire night! I also had a hell of a headache for the entire next day! That was pretty much the last time I had beer other than a sip or two of my husband's beer. Jamoosh, you will be happy to hear that I gave beer another try on Saturday night:) We went out for dinner and I ordered a Blue Moon with lime! It was okay. I am looking for something that doesn't taste like normal blah beer. I need a good beer with a little something-something and flavor:) Tony was kind enough to give me a few suggestions:) If anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear what you think and welcome any other input!
I have been running almost every evening after work. Sunday I decided to head out on a five miler and it was plan to attempt to run one mile as fast as I could and then do four normal steady miles. I set my Garmin and was off like a flash....the first 400 is all up hill! Yuck! The next 200 is all flat and then it is onto Weaver Lake hill...down hill:) I just kept moving and was really having a hard time breathing. This pace was totally out of my comfort zone!! I looked at my Garmin for distance I had another 400 before I hit one mile. God, I really felt sick....I really wanted to stop! No way, I am way too stubborn for that...I sucked it up and kicked it into high gear! What was my super fast one mile final time......6:53!! I was shocked! I was so sick:( I was gasping for breath, my head hurt and I was so sick to my stomach!! Yep, I almost puked:( As my head was hanging low and bracing for the worst, I briefly thought about Big Daddy Diesel's Pukie Award:) I hate getting sick and I did not want to...I focused on just breathing normal. This experience was so horrible that I most likely will not be trying this again anytime soon! Finally after a minute I just started jogging slow. It took me a few minutes to get back into the groove. My next four miles ranged between a 8:30 to 9:00 minute mile pace. My runs this week have been between four to six miles. I will do one more three miler tomorrow night and take Friday off so that I have fresh legs for Saturday's race!
I have been really focused on improving my push-ups! I joined Jeff's 100 Push-Up Challenge and would really like to make it to 100. I can only do thirty-five right now and honestly, the last one or two are pretty pathetic:( My goal is to have nice tone arms and super sexy abs...possibly a four pack in my future:) A girl can dream! Well, that is all that I have for tonight! I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of your week! Happy St. Patty's Day:)
Suzy is hosting a birthday Starbuck's Coffee giveaway!
Marcia is hosting a Runningskirts.com giveaway!
Molly is hosting a God Never Blinks book giveaway!
Misszippi is hosting a Rockin' Refuel giveaway!
Erica is hosting an Oisselle clothing giveaway!