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.
Originally scheduled for 11 miles, I have dropped down to a shorter leg of 8 miles because of recent developments in plans. When I met with some really awesome guys from 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
I am likely going to be a few miles short of fully trained for this race, let alone two races back-to-back, but I just couldn’t turn down the opportunity. I plan to just do my best and go with how my body feels. So even if you are not 100% ready for this opportunity, I encourage you to enter to win, and run-walk this event with me!
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!