Saturday, April 3, 2010

Some Pics, Cool Giveaways & Still not Ready to Run:(

So I have been trying for some time now to figure out how to put pictures in my blogs and I am thinking just maybe I have figured it out. So let's see:
Here is me before the Half started. I was a nervous wreck. With the traffic back up we didn't pull into the parking lot until 7:50am and run to start @ 8am. Again was so glad I went into gas station for bathroom while waiting in traffic!! After getting into the line up overheard people saying they delayed the start 10mins due to the traffic.

And we are off, right before the POURING RAIN started! That's me above in purple jacket next to lady in red.

Here is me after and ready to put some dry clothes on! I didn't get a pic of me crossing the finish line, my family left to get something to eat and couldn't get back in since they shut the road down. They had to park about 2miles away and missed me finishing :(

 The beatiful farm that hosted the Half Marathon!!

I am fairly new to the blogging world, I have been doing it for a couple of months now but am really learing things about it now. I LOVE reading other peoples stories about the same things I am going through in my own life, its nice to know there are others out there like me!! Another LOVE about blogs, CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS!! Who doesn't like winning stuff?? Here is 3 current giveaways I know about :

1. Runner's Rule Book & Sunglasses giveaway @ Randomthotschick
2. Road ID/GU giveaway @ I Run becuse...I Can
3. Performance Mess Tank giveaway @ Long Legs on the Loose

I have all of these blogs listed on my blog roll so anyone interested can link from me! I am really wanting to host a giveaway myself but need to get more followers. PLEASE help spread the word!

Finally, I was wondering when I should begin running again. I gave it a try the other day and it wasn't too great. I decided I would start with just a mile and go from there. Now I am not looking to put in a lot of distance just a couple of miles or so, however the pain in my left foot quickly came back and my thighs/hamstrings felt horrible!! I completed the mile and called it quits! Guess I'll try again Monday and see what happens. I have realized that I want to stick with the 5k's and a few 10k's with one half marathon a year, so I am thinking of keeping a schedule of running 2 - 4 miles at least 3times a week with a local race on Saturdays. Does that sound like a good schedule or is there any other advice on that out there??

Another giveaway I came across today is for a Bondi Band @running for good!! I would LOVE to win one of these!!


bobbie said...

Here is another giveaway to check out!! One Day Easter Egg Hunt .... Gu Gel & Brew Giveaway

mindysmarathon said...

Great pictures. My advice is to take your time and only do what feels right. Hope you feel better soon!