Monday, February 28, 2011

A Monday 26

I have seen this on several blogs over the last couple of days...and I wanna play too... Here are the ABC's of me...

Age: 39
Bed Size: Cal King, of course (My husband is a big man... 6'5")
Chore you hate:  Ironing and dusting but I love doing the dishes! (I know, crazy!)
Dogs: Oh, how I miss my Alex

Essential start of your day: The LOO!
Favorite color: Pink
Gold or Silver:  White gold
Height:  5'10"
Instruments I play:  I can 'pick' at the piano
Job title: Administrative assistant.. mixed with a little of this and a little of that...I love my job
Kids: Two. My boy is 9 and my girl is 4... Love them so much!
Live:  Southern Utah
Mom's name:  Amy.
Nicknames:  Stace, Mom
Overnight hospital stays: Nada
Pet peeve: When toilet paper is put on the wrong way...MUST be over...NOT under!
Quote from a movie:  "Sharks are like dogs, they only bite when you touch their private parts." 50 First Dates
Right or left handed:  Right
Siblings: Two sisters, I am the oldest
Time you wake up:  5 am except on Sundays I will sleep in until 7
Underwear:  Yep, I wear them
Vegetable you dislike:  Brussels sprouts...ick!!
What makes you run late: Going to the more time
Xray you have had done:  Dental, right knee (3 times)
Yummy food you make:  What makes you think I cook? grin...
Zoo, favorite animal:  Giraffes and tigers

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rain, Rain...

It's raining this morning and I find myself excited to hit the wet pavement! I love running in the rain! I don't know exactly when that happened, but I like it! I like the way the world feels when it is raining...quietly being renewed as the staleness is washed away. It makes me feel alive. It makes me feel happy. I think I may just have to jump in a few puddles to renew that inner child in me..the bigger the splash the better! (:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Three Things Thusday

1. My next race is March 26th. The Sand Hollow Marathon. No traveling for this one...I get to sleep in my own bed! I just watched the video of the course...I am so excited!

There is still time to register! Come run with me!

2. I have a new page for Runner Girl's Blog Spot on Facebook. "Like" me here... Pleeease! (:

3. A while back I contacted Instaflex to try their joint relief product and I received a free sample in the mail. Along with the Joint Support, they also sent the Muscle Support and Bone Support. Score! I had been using glucosamine chondroitin and MSM prior, with not a lot of relief, so I was a little skeptical. Two weeks after starting Instaflex, I noticed that I had less pain in my knee. Woohoo! I'm not going to go into all the scientific mumbo jumbo, you can go here to read more about Instaflex. Looking at the ingredients Instaflex has the same as any other product, but it is in capsule form. I think maybe that is one of the reasons it works well. My sample ran out two weeks ago today and I started taking my old stuff, and have been having some issues again. The downside to Instaflex: It is a little VERY pricey. $70 for a 60 day supply.  You can find Instaflex at GNC, and with a Gold Card, it will save you $15. I would probably continue taking it if it was less expensive. I just purchased/started taking another capsulated product from Vitacost to see if the capsules work better than tablets.Time will tell.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We Have a Winner!!!

The winner was picked randomly...

Now, for the moment you have all been waiting for... Nurse Heidi... You are the winner of the free entry to the South Valley Half Marathon! Heidi, email me at runnergirl371[at] gmail [dot] com and I will get your entry to you. I wish I had an entry for each one of you who entered, but you can still sign up to run the race here. You know you want to! Congratulations Heidi!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

South Valley Half Marathon Giveaway

Okay my friends, here is the deal...Aly from the South Valley Half Marathon contacted me last week offering me a free entry into the race on August 20, 2011.  (I am all over that). Not only is she offering an entry for me, she is also offering one free entry to one of YOU! But before I go into the giveaway details I want to share with you why I am so excited about this race.

Now, I don't normally do half marathons...I am an all 26.2 or nothing type of gal, but this particular race caught my attention because, not only do I know the area, it is in my old neighborhood! I used to do most of my training on the course, so I know it well.

The race starts in Rose Canyon...

We will run through the community of Daybreak...

And finish at SoDa Row in Daybreak...

 And for those of you who want to visualize it this way... (:

The time has come... This is how you can enter the giveaway! Please leave a comment for each:

1. Follow this blog or let me know if you already do.
3. Post this giveaway on FB/Twitter/Your Blog and let me know. (1 entry for each)

I will pick a winner via on Wednesday February 23, 2011.  

*Please note: Travel expenses are not included. I did not pay anything for this entry. 

Good luck!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Surf City USA Marathon

I love, love, love Southern California! There is just something about it that makes me happy. The ocean breezes. The perfect weather. The smells. Disneyland.

(Picture from Surf City USA Marathon website)

Surf City USA Marathon has been on my Racing Must Do List for quite some time.. AND it didn't disappoint! Running along the Pacific Coast Highway is my idea of a great course. I loved hearing/seeing the ocean waves as I ran...

We arrived in Huntington Beach on Saturday afternoon, went to the expo, which was super... I love the surfing theme! Even with all the people, it was organized... Although, we did have to wait in a long line just to enter the expo... but with 20,000 runners, I guess that is what needed to happen and the line moved rather quickly, so no complaints. Once inside the expo I bee lined it to the packet pick up, bypassing all the shopping. I had my packet in hand in no time, which gave me more time at the beach with my family!

I arrived at the start line a little earlier than I needed to, but it was nice to chat with some of the other "early birds." The weather was cool and a bit overcast... Perfect for running a marathon.

Not much to tell in the way of excitement... But it was fun to watch all the runners as we had to switch back on the course a few times. I met a lot of great people and just enjoyed the day! I will definitely run this race again!

Aren't these medals GREAT? I think it has to be one of the coolest ones I have ever earned!

(Picture from Surf City USA Marathon website)

It was a happy race day for me! What could be better than running 26.2 miles with ocean views?

Running 26.2 miles with ocean views... And going to Disneyland with my family! All of my favorite things! The day could not have been more PERFECT!

I was so exhausted... and most likely will not hit Disneyland AFTER a marathon again...But OH was it worth it! (:

Thank you Little Caesars for making the Surf City USA Marathon possible! You guys rock!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Does anyone else have to do this to get your Garmin 305 to charge/download??  
Is there a fix... other than a new one?