Friday, August 9, 2013

Five Things Friday- August 9, 2013

1) I am up at my parents in Jacksonville for the weekend to run the Tour de Pain, extended version (meaning I am also running the Drenched 5k on Sunday!)  A total of 4 races in 39 hours!  The Tour de Pain kicks off tonight with a 4 mile beach run.  I've only run on sand once before and I remember being so sore the next day.  So I really have no goals in mind for any of the races this weekend.  I don't even have a plan for tonight's run (I've worked up to 28 straight minutes of running--do I still do that before I start my intervals?  Or do I do what I normally do and run a mile then start intervals?).  Then tomorrow morning is the 5k. I have no idea how sore I'll be so no plan for that one either.  Tomorrow afternoon is the 1 miler.  I do plan to run that one straight.  Good news is that this will be my first 4 miler and 1 miler so automatic PRs!  My outfits are all ready! (Thank you for supervising, Bella!)

2) I am also running some virtual races for Jost Running.  I will be running the August Home Run 5k on Saturday when I am running the Tour de Pain 5k.  I won't be wearing the bib, but it's so cute!  And the medal is a hot dog!  I'll be submitting my times and I'll post a picture when I get the medal.

3) On Tuesday I got a haircut and colored it darker.  I really like it!  A great way to start off the new school year! (when I saw this picture I almost didn't recognize myself!)

4) I can't believe the summer is already over!  Pre-planning starts back at school on Monday and Meet the Teacher is Thursday afternoon!

5) **Adding on--I am figuring out that I am starting to have a hard time remembering things.  I see run-related things that I want and then forget about them!  So I thought I'd start a little wish list here so I don't forget (plus, my bday is in a little under a month in case a certain someone is reading). 
 ~White Tiara Visor from Running Princess
~Some Gone for a Run Tees in M: Womens Everyday Runners Tee Runner's Tiara in Lush Berry,  Womens Everyday Runners Tee Florida State Runner (Royal/Orange) in Charcoal Gray,
~ I can always use more Sweatybands!
~Road ID (Wrist Slim, color purple size Small)
~Mizuno Women's DryLite I Run T-Shirt (size Medium)
~Nathan Sports StrobeLight in Pink


  1. Best of luck on your races this weekend! I wish I was out there with you all, but I just wasn't ready to take on three races in two days. Next year, for sure!

    1. And hopefully next year, I won't be able to participate! :)

  2. The Tour de Pain sounds like so much fun! Have great races! Run strong :)
    Your hair looks great! I am getting my hair done this week and can't wait...I always feel like a new person! :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun