Friday, February 17, 2012

Random Things

1. A friend of mine offered to help me out with RnR NoLA. Since the flights were INSANE to/from directly into NoLA (seriously, $420???), I am going to be flying in and out of Baton Rouge (about an hour away). My friend has generously offered to transport me to/from the airport. AWESOME. I am, however, still looking for a roommate for the night of the race. I mean, I *can* get my own room, but I'd love to split the cost with someone. (HINT, HINT - anyone mind sharing a room with me? Pretty please - email me, tweet me, etc - if you can help out at all, I would really appreciate it!). Long story short, I ***WILL*** be in NoLA and would love to meet up if at all possible.

2. I'm running the Austin marathon this weekend. I never in my life thought I would be running a marathon as a training run. Well, I am. Maybe that's why I'm not really nervous for this one? I mean, I just ran 20 miles yesterday. For real. (Taper? What's that?)
3. I am entering the last MONTH of training for my 100 miler. After this weekend I have two weeks of insanity (back to back crazy runs 24+30 and 25+30 - insert googly eyes) - and then taper. WTH. Where did the time go?? I started training in November... Seriously, anyone want to pace me?? I have a few volunteers, but the more the merrier.

*As an aside. The boyfriend thought the 100 was this weekend. He was relieved when I told him it wasn't until next month. He thought I was too calm. He is also worried that I could break my leg at say, mile 70, and then demand to finish anyway. He's probably right. I would.*

4. So thanks to the recommendations of Fast Cory (my 100 miler HERO), I ordered a Nathan Hydration vest - which YAY, comes in a pretty color just for the ladies. I was going to do a 14 mile run in them this week, but then I almost got hypothermia. I tested it out for TWO miles, and think it was glorious. My friend asked if I thought it would be awesome after 100 miles. I said I didn't think ANYTHING would be awesome after that long...




5. I tasted the LuluAid and I am obsessed. I am going to have to block their website. I swear I have never seen a company rotate through product so fast in my life. Maybe that's why I'm obsessed... I feel like if I don't get it NOW, it will be gone. (Seriously, isn't this BEAUTIFUL??)


6. Have you entered my giveaway?

7. A didn't have school today, so I took her roller skating. And found out that she learned how to TIE HER OWN SHOES! We've been practicing a while, but I didn't realize she could do it until today. Yay!




Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

12 comments:

  1. I still can't get over the fact that you're running 100 miles!

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  2. Yeah for not DNS'ing. The last picture is sooo cute!!!

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  3. if i wasn’t with the BF i would offer up my room in Nola-but not sure he would go for that :) i can’t believe that your race is almost here. and i seriously cannot imagine running 20, taking a day or 2 off, and running 26.2. you really are my hero!! have fun this weekend!

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  4. I'm stoked you were able to make NoLA work.

    That Lulu skirt is amazing.

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  5. So happy to hear about NOLA! That is great news. I think Lulu is onto something with bringing out limited items and always having new things. You feel like you have to buy it before its gone. It's a mental trick...its hard not to resist. Love that skirt!

    Have a great time in Austin!

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  6. I have a love/hate relationship with Lululemon for the exact reason you mentioned. The stuff disappears so fast, but it's so expensive. They pulled my favorite running bra off the shelves. I suspect it will return eventually, but they change styles so fast it's annoying when you find something you like, only to have it available for a limited time.

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  7. Hope all goes (or maybe it's went) well this weekend in Austin. I may have already mentioned this but my husband wants me to run my first ultra with him this year. Every time I read one of your 100 posts I'm more and more tempted.

    Love the skirt! No big surprise with Lulu :)

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  8. Hey, I found you! I love that pic of your daughter, so sweet. Hope you had a great training run this weekend, it was great meeting up Sat night!
    http://mommyrunfast.wordpress.com

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  9. 20 miles the same week as a 26.2. BEAST! && that LuluAide is some potent stuff! HOW STINKIN CUTE IS THAT SKIRT?!?!?!?!

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  10. Roller skating is so much fun. Glad you guys got to do that on your day off!

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  11. I love your blog. I live in Jackson, MS and will be doing NOLA. I have a hotel room only a few blocks from the start and am looking for a roomie. Let me know if you are interested.

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  12. That skirt is soooo cute!! You NEED it!

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