In case you haven't heard yet, I WON the ZOOMA Run-to-Napa contest! I am beyond thrilled and appreciative... seriously, so many people to thank for this opportunity! I hope to have the reader Run-to-Napa contest for you up live on the blog next week. I know many of you are excited for a chance to win a trip as well! My flight to California is booked and I'm officially registered for the ZOOMA half marathon in Napa Valley on June 28. California will become state #24 in my quest to Race All 50. I added a flight for my hubby to extend it into a couples vacation. You can never have too many of those, right?! Have you ever visited the San Francisco area? I would love your suggestions on things to do and see while we're there.
Cold weather has returned to Illinois this week (and a snowstorm forecast for the weekend). It is still technically winter, so I will not complain... but come March 20, the first day of spring, these sub-10 degree temperatures had better be gone. Until then, I will keep layering up and running against the cold wind. As long as the roads are clear, you'll find me outside.
In less than two weeks, I head to Virginia (my state #20) for the Shamrock Dolphin Challenge (8K + Half Marathon). I'm training to "finish it", which I admit is a modest goal for me. I'm trying my hardest not to attach any time expectations on it. Once Shamrock is behind me, I will ramp up my spring training in preparation for the Lincoln Half (Nebraska), where I'm hoping to nail that sub-2 once again.
This is the final week of the #WinterMiles Challenge. Week 8 report-backs are due Monday (March 3) before midnight here. Final prize is from my friends at GU Energy and Hydrapak...
The Run and Eat Cupcakes shirt are back in stock!
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