It is a t-shirt kind of post for sure! I am so excited because I got this awesome shirt in the mail from Italy! Yes, that is right, I said Italy! One of my Italian blogger friends sent me a cool Race for the Cure t-shirt from a race that he didn't run in. Stefano, thank you so much! This is such a big deal for me as I am a big fan of all things Italian:) I have two Italian blogger friends named Stefano and Giorgio. They are both so nice and I enjoy reading both of their blogs:) They are both members of the Black Knight Army! If you want to find out more about this fantastic running group you will need to visit their blogs:) Let them both know that I sent you...they both love comments:)
Friday, June 4, 2010
It Is A T-Shirt Kind Of Post!
This next t-shirt is one of my favorite t-shirts that I purchased from my friend Nikki. Nikki is a SCRR who ran in the Boston Marathon. She took several St. Cloud River Runners t-shirts to Boston with her and had Ryan Hall sign them:) Well I scored one of them! My college boy asked me if he could cut off the sleeves and use this t-shirt as a workout shirt. I asked him if he valued his life:)
I thought that I might give you a track girl update. Sectionals did not go as well as we hoped. Kay did not jump to her ability and unfortunately did not place in the top ten. I saw two of her jumps and her approach looked off to me. This first picture is of her track coach attempting to give her a pep talk and trying to get her to settle down.
This is actually one of her practice runs. After her third jump she just broke down and started crying. She felt like she let her coaches down. I reminded her that she still has four years to run track and that she should feel pretty proud of herself for getting to run varsity as an eighth grader. I also reminded her that she lettered:) She is the type of athlete that always puts 110% into everything that she does...she knew what she was capable of jumping and that is why she was so frustrated. She has her end of season track dinner next week and then the following week cross country starts!
This last picture is of me in my very cool St. Cloud River Runners running tank compliments of Kalli:) Thank you Kalli, I feel like I am a real River Runner now!
As for my running this week...
Tuesday...6 mile run close to race pace.
Wednesday...easy 9 mile. I was attacked by a flipping bird running around Rice Lake! It scared the crap out of me! Apparently there are signs around the lake that I have never noticed....Beware of the Birds! Seriously, WTH! I have never had issues with the freaking birds before!
Thursday...6 mile run.
Friday...easy 3 miler.
Tomorrow I am going to Minneapolis to pick up my race packet for Sunday's Team Ortho Half Marathon. I have no idea what pacers I am going to run with and will not know until race morning. My blogger buddy Nate is pacing the 1:45 pace group...that might be just a wee bit fast for me:) Do me a favor and send me out some run fast vibes at 7 AM! I am hoping to see Rachel who is also running the half marathon. Average A is running the full marathon and I am planning on watching her cross the finish line! Good luck to you ladies:)
Happy running, swimming, biking and lifting:) Cheers to you all!
Molly is hosting a Drymax socks giveaway!
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Amanda is hosting a $80 CSN giftcard giveaway!
Misszippy is hosting a Somnio jacket giveaway!
Angie is hosting a compression socks giveaway!