Today I am a bottomless tank. It may have something to do with my PMPDR (Post-Marathon Personal Distance Record) of 8 miles that I achieved earlier today-- in between thunderstorms no less!
What motivated such a jump in mileage this week? Well, for one, I knew I could do it. I have been wimping out of long runs for about 9 months now, yet I feel as if I am in the best shape of my life. I have been consistently working out 4-6 times a week and pushing my stamina on the bike, as well as in the gym.
Secondly, I am looking forward to a few events on my calendar that are fast approaching.
Every year I get together with the girls (Ashley's Army) for the Triple Lakes Trail Run. My first year at the event I achieved my very first half marathon. My second and third years I participated in marathon relays. Now in my fourth year I will again run a leg of the marathon relay.
Endurance Magazine and Sport Often this week they offered me a much coveted spot in the very first North Carolina women's only half marathon. The half-mary just happens to land on the day after Triple Lakes but I couldn't pass up this opportunity! And you shouldn't have to either.
This week I am giving away an entry into the Ramblin' Rose Half Marathon. Here are the details:
What- Ramblin' Rose Half Marathon
When- Sunday, October 16, 2011 7:30am
Where- Durham, NC, American Tobacco Campus
Here's how to win:
Leave a comment below. For fun, I want you to tell me your favorite food (vegan or non-vegan!)
You can get a bonus entry by following me on twitter and/or facebook and then leave a separate comment below letting me know you did (or already do).
Comments will be open until Friday morning at 8am when I will draw a winner at random for the free entry.
Ramblin' Rose events are a unique and exciting experience. This morning I went to Charlotte's Ramblin' Rose Triathlon and watched as 1600 women of all ages, shapes and sizes completed a triathlon! It was motivational and uplifting and I can imagine this half marathon will be just as exciting! These events celebrate the empowerment of women and benefit many worthy causes, including one near and dear to my heart--Girls on the Run!
Just comment below for your chance to win! Good luck!