Happy Sunday indeed! I have been so busy with my new volunteer adventure with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (more on that soon), working & running. Finally I have a moment to sit down and take some time to show the blog some love. Where to begin -- how about with goals. I set a goal to run 1,000 miles this year. I am excited because I am on track to succeed even though I am little behind this month (to hit the goal, I must average 3 miles per day). As of today, I have run 70 miles. WooHoo!!! February I will make up for what I did not do in January. I will start the month off strong with my 1st half marathon of the year. The 31st Annual Kaiser Permanente half marathon and 5K Fun Run is a certified 13.1 mile course and ranked as one of the most scenic in the country by Runner's World. This race has been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America. I am very excited to run this. The Hot Chocolate 15k I did a couple weeks ago was a portion of the race, so I feel very prepared.
Being so busy, I lost track of time. Today is 10 week mark until my NEXT half marathon on April 6th; Rock and Roll race here in San Francisco. I (barely) completed my first Rock and Roll half I did 2 years ago in Providence, RI. The roadtrip weekend was a blast celebrating my friend Sara's birthday. Many laughs, many memories, & nicknames of Thelma and Louise came that weekend - the race, eh. There may have been one too many vodka tonics that night... no photos, no proof ;)
Our friend Dena had created a 13 week training calendar for that race back in 2012 and I have been using it to set myself up for success in every half marathon I train for. I count backwards from the race date, 13 weeks and fill in the dates. If anyone is interested, I uploaded it to google drive to share. (click on the words google drive to access the link) I love to print it out & hang on the refrigerator. Every day, I see it and know what my miles for the day are. Each day gets crossed off as I count down to the big day.
Don't forget to leave me a comment below with your favorite wines. I am always looking to try new ones. Next #Winezday is February 19th. Look forward to sharing some delicious finds.