Race Review, Lack Of Blogging and Other Stuff

Warning: this post is going to be all over the place. I have been on 24 on-call duty since Sandy hit so please forgive me for my tiredness. Total Hurricane Brain 🙂

Oh, and before I forget Pro Compression is offering 40% off of all Argyle Marathon Socks. Enter coupon code SOM112 at checkout. Sweet deal.


Quick Awesome 80s Review

I don’t think this race is worthy of a wordy review so I’ll keep it quick.

– The Good

Fun Theme

Old School Jams

Sweet medal

– The Bad

Late start

Unmarked course

– The Ugly

Maj traffic jams when 5k/10k merge

Running up a muddy embankment

Disorganized start/finish line

This race is one that is fun for the dress up/80s theme! I think the 5k would be a no mess good time. The 10k is cool if you just wanna cruise, take pics, etc. Don’t run this race to break records, it will only make you batty. Also, do not pay full price. There are discount codes floating all around the blogworld. I may still have one in my back pocket if you are considering this race in another town.

That is all.



I can’t remember where I got this picture. May have been from this girl.

Since Chicago my body has been taking it’s sweet time recovering. My hips are still a little cranky and while on a 10 mile run with Chacha on Sunday we both agreed that we need more than 1 day of yoga each week in our lives. It’s just hard to find time to get to a studio. I would probably need to go after work which would mean missing out on time with the fam. In my book that’s a no go (at least at this point since my kiddos are still young). That may just mean rolling out the mat in the living room more often. If anyone would like to join me at my casa (or a studio at5:30ish weekdays so that I am home by 7 or so) let me know!

So what’s next on the schedule? I may race this weekend. That’s a big maybe. I have a 5 mile Turkey Trot on the calendar on Thanksgiving morning and we will see about a December race. I may call it good after T-Day and just start getting ready for a late January race.  Carlsbad. This is a no brainer since the start line is a hop, skip and a jump away. Sleep in = win. Besides, after last year’s injury and DNF it’s time to get back on the horse.


Election Day

I’m not going to say anything other than GET OUT AND VOTE!!

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Lack of Blogging

I feel so bad that I have been MIA. Since we have moved my commute is crazy and by the time I get home and get the kids situated I am freaking beat. Physically and mentally so done. I don’t want you all have to read my work and running ramblings daily (you would be so over it, trust me) so I’ve been laying low. It’s been 3 months so I should be close to totally adjusted to my new crazy. I am hoping that as we head into “winter” traffic will ease up and I will have more time to spend with the fam and, of course, chatting with you all!!

On a random end note I need a new camera.. Anyone have a suggestion? I love my Cannon but it’s time for it to be retired.

P/S MIL is kicking trash during this last week of radiation and then it’s back to chemo. Not sure when the next PET scan will be but we are headed there to spend time at Christmas so I will keep you all posted. Oh, that reminds me; If you are in the Panhandle and what to put some miles in with me during Christmas let me know. Pretty sure I can only talk LD into a few miles at a time…especially in the cold/wind.

11 thoughts on “Race Review, Lack Of Blogging and Other Stuff

      1. Wonderful! Thanks for asking 😀
        I’m training for the California International Marathon (in Sacramento). Kind of getting lazy with my training though… it’s a weird senioritis feeling since my training plan was 16 weeks long!

  1. I have been MIA as well. Sometimes it’s a relief to not have a another responsibility and just focus on my family. I figure people who are sincere followers will be there when I have the time and energy. Have a great week! Continued prayers for your MIL. xoxo

  2. Not to burst your bubble but I started working in Sorrento Valley over a year ago and still hope the traffic will ease up. It doesn’t. Sounds like we’re headed opposite directions though, so maybe there is hope!

    Lastly I’ve never met you and I don’t think I’ve ever even commented, but I could be interested in some 530 yoga on occasion 🙂

    1. So funny! Last Friday was the one and only time I made it from N. Carlsbad to my office in Kearney Mesa in 43 minutes. I did a happy dance 🙂

      And HI!! I am keeping my eye out for classes that are close to work or on my way home. Have you ever practiced at Yoga80? I read decent reviews but it’s so hard to know without taking a class.

  3. I am in very similar situation as you (hour commute each way, 3 kids with a trillion activities when I get home from work, etc). I think yoga complements my running but can’t get to the studio enough. I have been doing Dave Farmar (free) podcasts and Stephanie Snyder yoga for strength and flexibility two days before work (4:30 am). I even bring out the space heater! It can’t compare to the studio experience, but I can do it in 60 minutes! Good luck.

  4. Ok, is it weird that I also thought we could do yoga on our own together? Ha! Seriously, though. I was thinking one evening a week. I occasionally do it at home but I’m really bad at keeping myself accountable. It’s happens rarely that I actually roll out the mat.

    1. Not weird!! It would be fun 🙂 I’m going to do some searching around. You’re right- at home is highly unlikely.

      P/S Siri talk to text is awesome. Soooo worked in that foggy/traffic madness last night!

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