Rainy Day Run and a Giveaway!

This didn’t stop

And the longer I waited the less motivated I was

And then this happened

And exactly 1 mile in I decided 20 on this bad boy was not happening.

So I made it 10 in 1:18 and called it quits. When I walked through the door of my house less than 2 hours after I left LD thought I was injured. Knock.on.wood. I just didn’t have it in me. Mentally not motivated turned into physically not motivated. Sigh. 10 miles is 10 miles but not what I had in mind. Buttttttt….

Tomorrow is another day. And it is supposed to be sunny. That will make me smile.

When a run goes bad

The best medicine is Starbucks with friends!

 It was pouring down rain yet my friend Randa met me for coffee and girl time. It was AWESOME. And needed!

Stacey wasn’t there with us but this was the only picture I could find. I know, some friend I am, huh? While we were sipping hot drinks and watching the rain Stacey was out running Santa Barbarawhere it wasn’t raining. Oh, and sneaky OUAL was there breaking 4! Congratulations friend!!

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Do You Want To Run/Walk A 5k…FO FREE?

Here is your chance! The Arthritis Foundation is holding the annual Jingle Bell 5k in Balboa Park on December 10th!

From the event info page:

Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. RING IN THE SEASON FOR A REASON! 

This is going to be FUN people. I’m talking about decking the halls and running with elves…or reindeer. Your choice. Here is the scoop! One reader is going to win an entry to the race along with the goodies below:

Ali asked me if this giveaway included a flight and room at my house. I wish! One day if you vacay in So Cal let me know and we’ll run together!

Soooo if you are in So Cal (this race is in San Diego) and you want to win all you have to do is…

Comment and let me know if you will be running or walking this event if you win…and whether or not you will dress up.

Winner will be selected by random.com on Wednesday November 16th! Good luck!

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19 thoughts on “Rainy Day Run and a Giveaway!

  1. You crack me up, and I felt sooo less guilty for rolling over and not getting up for a run this morning because I didn’t want to run on a treadmill (whoa… I’ve turned a corner and LIKE – LOVE – running outside!).

    As for your giveaway, I think it’s great – I have a few friends that battle Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I plan to be running this race, preferably by the luck of the draw of the random.com gods 🙂 Contemplating what to wear… though it will require some red & green sparkle, no doubt!

    On a more charitable note, since you don’t have any “control” over the winner of this giveaway, I would love your help in winning my recent fitness challenge – 8% of my body weight lost in the past six weeks put me in the top seven, but now I need to beg, plead, and tweet for votes: Hi all,
    Shameless plea coming your way. I was part of a fitness challenge and made the top 7! Voting has started and I need your votes. 🙂

    http://shrinkingjeans.net/2011/11/the-top-7-shrinkvivors-the-vlogs-the-prizes-and-the-vote/

  2. Well, at least you tried! Hopefully today’s weather will be much better and you can get your 20 in.

    Nothing like QT with friends, though!

  3. Ooohh I’m doing the Holiday Half the day before this race but I’m always down for a quick jaunt down to SD for races with friends 🙂

    I promise not to keep anymore races secret. Hahha

  4. Sounds like fun and a good reason to start racing again 🙂 Not sure how much I’d dress up…the bells on my shoes might drive me insane, but I’d at least put some festive ribbons in my hair.

  5. Don’t count me in on the race – I’ve already registered for Santa-to-the Sea ($38 Schwaggle) that weekend.

    I was wondering if you ran in the rain. It would not stop yesterday. The dogs were restless – pacing around the house. I ran them today after my un-race but Louie (2-yr old mini Australian Shepherd) was still in pace mode. I don’t understand him – I guess 1.5 hilly miles at 10:00 pace (with no prior dog-run-training) wasn’t good enough to tucker him out for the rest of the day.

    1. Poor doggies! The rain was crazy- the river by FV Mall was flooded so I got detoured yesterday trying to get to Friars Road. Crazy how we flood within 5 minutes, I swear! Ready for the TT next week?!?! Run and then foooooooooddddddd

  6. Good morning!

    Definitely running! Definitely going for a PR! (Which hopefully won’t be too hard since I ran a slow 35:20 at the Silverstrand 5k yesterday and still managed to PR) I’ve been running for about 4 months now and have greatly improved, but I WANNA GO FAST! Oh and yes, yes, yes will definitely be dressing up in all my Santa girl glory. (:
    Can’t wait!

    -Leah

  7. i love that i made the blog! i don’t love that i made a grand entrance with that atrocity of a pic! yikes! but i love you, lady. and, i’m glad (for my sake), that your long run wasn’t happening that day.

  8. I agree…Starbucks is the best medicine!!! I think a 10 mile run when you aren’t feeling it mentally and physically is awesome!

  9. Just found your blog! And yes, the rain was relentless on Saturday…I haven’t done a 5k in years, but am always up for a reason to run, especially in some festive attire 🙂

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