Sunday, August 22, 2010

Am I back?

So the last week or two, I've been actually feeling good during my runs. Not great, but really good. Such an improvement from the last THREE months. The heat has been awful. I just couldn't seem to run. And I actually stopped running for a while after Too Hot To Handle. That race took everything out of me. Weeks later I still had nothing left.

But I think I've got my mojo back. Not totally but almost. Maybe.

Daily Mantra:

Stay with me mojo.

POT OF GOLD...update!!

So we've had a ton of stuff added to the POT in the last few days! The value is now over $2700! What?! Crazy, right?! You could win the ENTIRE pot so DONATE!!!

$100 Gift Card – Nordstroms
$50 Gift Card – Bed, Bath, & Beyond
$50 Gift Card – Chili’s
$50 Gift Card – Visa
$50 Gift Card - Visa
$40 Gift Card – Solare Spa and Café
$40 Gift Card – Massage Envy
$30 Gift Card – The Gap
$30 Gift Card – Albertsons
$25 Gift Card – Chili’s
$25 Gift Card - iTunes
$25 Gift Card – Coast Global Seafood
$25 Gift Card – Cracker Barrel
$25 Gift Card Cotton Patch Café
$25 Gift Card Cotton Patch Café
$15 Gift Card – Luke’s Locker
$15 Gift Card – Luke’s Locker
$500 Gift Certificate for remolding job or handyman services – K&K Construction Services
$500 Gift Certificate for interior design services – Hilsabeck Design Associates/Alan Hilsabeck
Tooth Whitening System – Hubbard Dental ($299 Value)
Exterior Window Cleaning – A Beautiful View Window Cleaning ($200 Value)
25 Passes for free Kid’s Meal at Chili’s ($250 value)
One hour Massage and Pilates Session – The Spa @ Stonebridge ($100 value)
One hour Therapeutic Massage from Erika Bazan, LMT ($75 value)
Sip N Doodle Paint Party for Two ($60 Value)
Timeless Works Photography Session & CD w/photos ($50 value)
Portfolio Review - Ameriprise Financial/Brandon Simmons ($50 value)
Tommy Bahama Rum (1 liter - $30 value)
Two Fudd Meals – Fuddruckers Hamburgers, McKinney, TX ($20 Value)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Donation Incentive!!!

The TEAM is having a fabulous fundraising raffle called A POT OF GOLD! One lucky person is going to win the ENTIRE pot! Pretty cool, right?!

For every $5 donated, your name goes in the pot. For every $20 donated, your name goes in the pot 5 times!! How could you not give?!

Take a look at the items we've already collected for the POT! And this is just the beginning. I will update as we add more items!

DONATE! DONATE! DONATE! Just click on my Team In Training donation page to the right!

And don't worry, if you've already donated! You didn't miss out! Your name is in the POT!!!

Welcome to the TEAM!

The winter season for Team In Training has officially started. Woot. Woot.

We have a really great group. Yes, I say that every season (and I mean it every season). I think this organization just draws in really great people. So it's always an amazing thing to be a part of.

Average is totally OK, right?

Went to happy hour last week with my TNT peeps. Some alumni. Some new. At one point during the evening, I got bombarded by a few certain someones about my potential and the ridiculousness of my marathon goal. Ridiculous meaning I'm not pushing myself enough. Meaning my under 5 hours goal is stupid. Meaning I'm not training to my potential. What? What are they talking about? I love to run. I love to compete in races. (I, of course, use the word compete lightly). But I will never be in the same category as these certain someones and I'm totally OK with that.

Except now I can't get it out of my mind. Like I should be trying harder. Running faster. Like I should quit trying to plan out my 26.2 miles now. When I have no idea what it's going to feel like to run those kinds of miles. But how do you do that? Do they not know me at all? I plan everything. And apparently I need to quit assuming that I'm going to need to walk some. But who doesn't assume that? Except them. And their super fast friends. And my Dad. And his super fast friends. BUT IT IS TWENTY SIX POINT TWO MILES PEOPLE. I mean, come on. But they seem to think they are going to whip me into shape before December. I'm not so sure.

Either way, thanks a lot for putting this in my head. I was completely happy being mediocre.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote of the Week

God expects us to develop all our gifts. I think to go out and win a race gives praise to the Creator. I don't think winning is a bad thing.

Sister Marion Irvine, Sole Sisters