Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friend Making Monday...on Saturday...hahaha!

I got an email last week promoting a new race Austin, TX the first weekend of September.  It’s called the Frozen Hot Chocolate 5K/10K.  The 10K comes with a finisher’s medal!  The medal looks like a partially unwrapped chocolate bar with a bite taken out of it.  Cute!  My only issue with this race is that it costs $64 to register.  Eek!  Not cheap.  That’s getting up there with half marathon registration fees!  I’ve never paid more than $40 for a 10K, so if I do this (and I most likely will), it’ll be the most expensive 10K I’ve ever done.  But, I would really like the bling.  Haha!

Speaking of race bling…last week I received my medal for the Boston Wicked Strong virtual race I did.
I had originally planned to do it as a half marathon, a long run, but wanted to hurry up and do it, so I just did it as a 5K.  I’m really happy about this medal because I am super supportive of things that support the Boston survivors and, like any runner, I just love Boston.  Boston just proves that we, as runners, are so resilient and are such a close-knit community and that we are also one big family.  You can’t keep us down! 

I really am getting sick of being “fluffier” than I’m comfortable with.  I follow all these blogs and people on Facebook and Instagram who are on weight loss and fitness journeys.  A LOT of these people are full time mothers who also work, part time or even full time and yet…and YET they’re still able to not only lose some weight but to lose some drastic amounts of weight and have epic success!  I have no children.  I work full time and then some…I work anywhere from 40-64 hours a week.  Why exactly has that translated into lack of motivation and lack of effort?  Why have I allowed myself to feel defeated and that I have no choice and that I have no time for workouts other than running?  No time for eating other than just stuffing my face with whatever is convenient?  Lies.  All lies.  I have more than enough time.  Sure there are going to be up to 2 days a week where I literally cannot workout because I’ll have less than 8 hours from when I get off work until the time I have to be back at work, but that leaves FIVE DAYS that I do have time to workout.  I can run on 3 days and on the other 2 days I can do a mix of gym workouts, cycling and swimming.  There are really no good excuses here…just cop outs and, frankly, I’m so tired of my played out cop outs.  So tired.  

One more thing, I signed up for a 4th of July 5K that happens next Friday on the 4th call the Freedom 5000.  I've already bought the leggings I want to wear to run in.  So excited for you guys to see the pics when I get them.  I waited until the last minute to sign up for this race because I wasn't sure about the packet pickup.  Thankfully packet pickup the day before starts 45 minutes before I have to be at work, so I'll have time to pick it up then...if not, they also offer race morning pickup.

And now, time for Friend Makin’ Monday…in the middle of the week!  Hahaha!  I rare get these done on time due to my work schedule.  So, only 6 questions this week, each of them you need to answer using lyrics from a song, feel free to post the you tube link to the song also.  Since I frequently bust out song lyrics at work in response to what other people say, I figured this one would be a breeze for me…however, not so.  I had to resort to googling things like “songs about dessert” and “songs about life goals,” etc.

1. What's your life goal?

♪♫Around the world around the world♫♪  …I want to travel, travel, travel!!!

2. What's your favorite food?

There’s so many foods that I love that I really can’t pick a favorite…so therefore I can’t pick a song for my favorite food :/  sorry

3. What do you like to do on weekends?

♪♫I keep burnin’ and doin’ the neutron dance♫♪ …I really just like to have fun on the weekends, whether it be running, working out, doing crafts, going out with friends, or doing a little dance in my living room

4. What do you want to do today?

♪♫on the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again♫♪ …even though I JUST drove over 5000 miles in a 2 week time frame, I’m itching to go on another road trip

5. What would you say to the man/woman of your dreams?

♪♫get out of my dreams and into my car♫♪  …we can take a road trip together and if I don’t want to kill him by the time we’re done, then we’re a match!

6. What's your favorite dessert?

♪♫It might rain tomorrow, better get some before I die, rhubarb pie, rhubarb pie♫♪  Frankly, I’m amazed there is a song about rhubarb pie, which is truly my absolute favorite dessert I the world

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