Friday, April 2, 2010

Five for Friday ...

Who else is totally excited that it is finally Friday? It's been a long week around here. Not helped by the fact that I am smack in the middle of some single parenting, which means that tonight's eight miler (with four miles at my 10 Mile goal pace) will once again be on the treadmill. God, how I love that thing. I swear, when my treadmill dies on me, I will cry. And then I will immediately be dropping two grand to replace it. But really, that's not where I was going with this post. So, here we go with some complete randomness (I guess that's where I am at this morning ...)

1. The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler is in nine days. I'm super excited. I've never raced a 10 miler before, so obviously, it's an instant PR. And I am doing everything in my power to make that PR as close to 1:25 as possible. That race is also the first of two races I get to run with the lovely Katye (Long Legs on the Loose). I will be trekking up to Baltimore in May to run the MAC Half Marathon with her, where we are both going to knock out sub-two hour halfs.

2. I am super speedy. But you knew that, didn't you? Of course, you did. Anyway, I used my super speedy legs to win the 5K division of Tall Mom's Virtual Race for the Cure (24:09). I take great pride in this for two reasons. First, I am just a proud person. I don't mind bragging. So, that's what I am going to do. And second, I am probably NEVER going to win another race, so I need to enjoy it while I can.

3. Yesterday, I asked my girls which Disney princess they would like to be. Dizzle responded like this, "I don't want to be any of the Disney princesses, because they all have evil mothers." Funny, right? So, I guess she is saying that I am the lesser of two evils? I'll take it.

4. I got an email yesterday from an adult running camp in Vermont called, We Run 2 Win, where one of my fellow Penn Track Alums is working. It really got my attention and if I had the extra cash or time to attend I would. But instead, I am passing the information along to all of you. Here's a little rundown about the camp:

"Our camp is unique because it is for adult runners of all levels. It is for those who love to run and are as serious about their running as they are every other aspect of their lives! We know that too many runners train without coaching and risk disappointment at best and injury at worst. As a camper at our camp you will receive FOUR MONTHS of elite coaching and one week of amazing camp experience. Our campers fill out a training questionnaire before camp that our staff will read. They will then make a personalized training schedule for them for the two months before camp. After camp there will be an evaluation and the staff will once again make a two month personalized training schedule. We guarantee that after these four months you will report a PR in the race of your choice."

Sounds pretty cool, right? Plus, the camp is a non profit with a large portion of the proceeds funding their college scholarship fund. Those scholarships will then be awarded to high school senior xc/track runners who plan on running in college. So, if you are interested in learning more, click HERE.

5. Don't forget to enter my Moving Comfort Bra Giveaway. Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, April 6th. And the winner will be selected at random and announced the following day.

Happy Friday!

21 comments:

Judi said...

Good morning! Just got back from a great 6.6 mile run! I love spring mornings. The birds are so happy spring is here too.

Congrats winning Tall mom's virtual race!

Good luck on the tread mill tonight - you running moms are amazing that can run so many miles on a tread mill! :)

Happy Easter!

misszippy said...

I want to go to that camp! Too bad reality gets in the way. We should try to meet at CB, btw!

Michelle said...

Yay! Good luck on you race! And, yes, you are super speedy!

Erin G said...

You are SUPER speedy! I will be cheering loudly for you and Katye from the back of the pack at the CB10M because I know I won't be able to keep up with you too. And I think that is really cute what your daughter said :)

Happy Easter--enjoy the beautiful weather!

Molly said...

that's awesome you won Mels Virtual run! I came in second in my age group once, only because there were only about 60 people in the race!

have a great weekend!

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

I love that your own your speedyness! I say brag away! You should be proud of yourself. :)

The camp sounds so cool! I would totally be interested in doing something like that...one day.

Whoohoo! Bring on the CB run. I am planning my outfit already, which may consist of some awesome, pink, knee length socks! lol Thank you!

Courtney said...

I'm super happy that it is Friday too! Especially since it's a holiday weekend and that means lots of good food. hehe :)

Jill said...

You are SPEEDY! You are going to kill it at the 10 miler! Way to WIN the Tall mom race...sweet.

I got an email from that camp yesterday too...sounds cool.

Have a great weekend.

Kalli said...

you are speedy! yes, so happy it is friday too :)

fitandfortysomething said...

meant to comment as me ms. speedy one! ;)

Anne said...

I love Dizzle's comment...smart girl :)
Congrats on your 5K win!!!

akjenniekt said...

I am super glad it's Friday :-)! Congrats on the virtual race win- and good luck on your 10 mile race, you'll do great!

Katie A. said...

You are getting fast girly!!! And I wanna go to summer camp with you ;)
Enjoy your Easter!!!

the dawn said...

Good work on being super speedy!

Carly said...

I would love to do some sort of fitness camp or retreat. Maybe someday I'll have the money for that...

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

kids have the funniest answers to questions, but don't they make you think!!

Sarah said...

WOW you are speedy! I'm impressed. If I EVER win anything for being fast, it would seriously be a miracle. LOL

YAY for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler! Sounds like fun!!

Kerrie T. said...

How fun that you and Katye get to run together! You two speedy girls will have lots of fun!

ajh said...

Cute comment about the evil mom! Who would want to be a princess with that in the cards! You have a smart daughter!

Cynthia O'H said...

Disney princesses have evil moms, eh? Hmmm. My little guy often tells me what to wear so that I can look like a princess. Kids are so funny.

You've got to take time to toot your own horn. Keep it up!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Congrats on your super speedy virtual 5K! Woohoo!

Have a great weekend! :)