November 18, 2011

Lucky or Crazy?

Some time last week, my friend Ashley and I were discussing our next races on the Twitter. I told her I was sort of, maybe, kinda interested in the Ruben Studdard Run, but I didn’t want to pay the entry fee of $70. It falls on a Sunday, after an Alabama home game that we weren’t tailgating for. Sometime during the night, a nice man tweeted me and said that Fleet Feet Sports in Birmingham had been doing giveaway entry fee contests for the race. He informed me in the morning that they were doing one right then so I should enter. It was a Twitter contest.. if anyone knows Twitter, it’s this gal, so I tweeted my “RUN RUBEN” to Fleet Feet and low and behold, I won TWO race bib entries for the race. SWEET!! So, I was getting my wish of running it for free. I offered the other bib to Ashley. So here it is, I will running my 4th (FOURTH? How did THAT happen?!) 15 days after my 3rd that was in Savannah.

I’ve been taking it easy since Savannah, running, but just recovery runs. Nothing major. It takes one day per mile that you raced for your body to recover, so I should be good today. My calves have been feeling a little on the tight side. Not sore or anything, just tight feeling. I took a couple of days off and have been trying to stretch good.

I would like to say that I have no time goals for this race, that I just want to finish. But it’s me. So, I do have a time goal. I want to finish in 2:40 or under. Nothing fancy, just somewhat close to what I did in Savannah. Although, I won’t have my buddies Kelsie or Lindsey with me for moral support.

It’s been pretty cold in the mornings this week, so I am a little lost for what to wear… Of course a skirt, but long sleeve shirt? Short sleeve with gloves? It doesn’t look like it is a corral start, so I am thinking I can just walk up and join the start line whenever it’s time to start. I have a feeling I’m going to be alone in my thoughts on the roads of downtown Birmingham.

This race will also secure my membership to the Half Fanatics. I realize that this might make me a crazy person to most people. Running two half marathons in two weeks is just not normal. But it’s something I want to do and am pretty pumped about attempting it. Don’t think I won’t put a sign on my shirt that says “Second Half Marathon in Two Weeks” Because I am.

Now, what should I wear?? I have a hot pink running skirt, that is a must to wear.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway.. Today is the LAST Day!

Oh and in case you weren’t a TRUE stalker, I’ve been at my sisters this week, helping her out. She’s got some sort of Big News. Read about it HERE!

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  1. I am so proud of you! It will be awesome. I’d probably wear long sleeves and gloves. I wear long sleeves under 45 degrees.

    Wish we could always run together!

  2. How fun that you won 2 free bibs! And you aren’t crazy at all girl, just a RUNNER! So excited for you!
    What to wear? I’m deathly afraid of getting too warm so I always underdress. Being cold makes you run faster!

  3. So glad you offered me the other free entry! This will only be my 6th half! You’re about to pass me!

    And I haven’t even thought about what to wear! I guess I should check the weather! :)

  4. You go girl! Don’t know if you have enough time to find some, but I wore arm warmers at my marathon and they were fabulous. If you get hot, you can take them off and stuff them in your shorts or tie them to your waistband since they’re so thin and light. They make some in fun colors and patterns, maybe the expo will have someone selling them? Good luck, and beat Ruben!!

  5. I LOVE the new look! Congrats on an awesome bloggy transformation!

    And congrats on the free race bibs! That’s awesome!!!!!!!!!

  6. That is awesome that you won free bibs!!! Before you and Lindsey did RNR I thought a bib was just something you put on babies. I’m still trying to understand what a coral is. ;) I hope the race went well!! I’m sure you did awesome!

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