Friday, August 24, 2012

Fitness Friday: Playing Tag

Jen from Running With The Girls tagged me with a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks Jen!


Here are the guidelines that go along with this award:
- display the award logo somewhere on your blog
- link back to the blog who nominated you
- state 7 things about yourself
- nominate 15 (or less) other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs
- notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award's requirements 

Here are 7 things I am looking forward to:

1. Newport, RI - This weekend we are heading back to Rhode Island. Saturday we'll be getting in a long run along the Newport Half Marathon course before hanging out at the beach. Saturday evening we will be enjoying the tunes of Survivor at the Naval Station Salute to Summer Concert & Fireworks Show. Finally on Sunday we'll be getting in a day of sailing.



2. Reach the Beach - In a few weeks I will be running my very first relay race as part of Team One Track Minded. I was invited to the team by my running partner Daisy who has run both NH and MA RTB Relays. I'm both nervous and excited for this running adventure, but know that I am in good hands. I read some really great relay tips from Sarah at Once Upon a Lime. Now all I need is to get my hands on a reflective night vest and head lamp! 



3. ZOOMA Women's Half Marathon -  The weekend after RTB, I'll be traveling to Cape Cod for another weekend of running fun! It all starts on Friday night with a Mocktail Hour sponsored by HINT at the Reds Poolside bar where special guest The Fitnessista and all the CC ZOOMA Ambassadors will be hanging out! Want to join us? All Cape Cod runners are invited, just RSVP here. Not signed up for the race yet? Register here and don't forget to use my discount code CCAMB8!



4. Fall - I'm really looking forward to the cooler running temps. I love summer, but I am a cold weather runner. In NH we are already getting some glimpses of the cool fall weather in the mornings and some little teasers of the fall colors to come. And, all that summer training means faster running in the fall.



5. Giveaway - Coming soon I will be sharing an awesome giveaway with you featuring some of my favorite running gear. If you follow my blog, you might be able to guess what might be on my list, but stay tuned! Be sure to check back for more details.


6. Soccer Season - I grew up a soccer junkie and now I'm lucky enough to be the step parent of one. My step daughter is starting her second year of high school varsity soccer and I am really looking forward to watching her play. Did you know soccer players typically run 5-8 miles during the course of one game?



7. Running with my Husband - I love that my husband is my #1 fan. He drives me to races (sometimes super early), takes pictures, hangs out while I talk to friends, and cheers for me. What I love most of all though, is running WITH him. He has a crazy work schedule, but I'm really looking forward to adding many more miles to our running shoes together.





What are you looking forward to?


Tag. You're it:

Janine @ The Purple Giraffe
Samantha @ Running and Cupcakes
Dani @ Weight Off My Shoulders
Abby @ Back at Square Zero
Krysten @ The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
Michelle @ Running with Attitude



26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tag! I can't believe you want Fall to come. Booooooo! Don't rush it!

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  2. You have quite the race line up. You are going to love RTB! And I'm with you - I really enjoy running in cooler temps.

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  3. Love this post. I agree, you are gonna love RTB. I am sad I am missing out this year, my team captain didn't want to put a team together again. Such a great 24 hours of running.

    I am looking forward to: kids being in school and not having to hire a babysitter to get a workout done, Pumpkinman Half Ironman, and the Boston Marathon. :)

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  4. Thanks for the tag Amy! RTB sounds like fun! Looking forward to seeing you on the Cape :)

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  5. You have so many fun races coming up! I've never done a relay either- can't wait to hear about your experience. I'm trying to decide which fall races I'm doing... and I'm definitely excited for cooler running weather, too!

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    1. It's crazy, but after ZOOMA my running schedule is actually blank! Very undecided.

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  6. Yay for cooler running temps! I love soccer too but I would rather play than watch! I need to actually get my butt in gear and join a team! Thanks for reminding me! Have a fun relay race!

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    1. I used to feel that way, but then age caught up to me ;) Hope you find a team!

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  7. Would love to do RTB someday.....having "survived" the 2010 & 2011 Cape Relay!

    Went to that concert last year....saw Little Big Town and enjoyed the fireworks. You'll have a great time!

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    1. Relay on the Cape sounds fun. This will be my third trip to the concert & fireworks. We love it!

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  8. I look forward to reading about all your races!
    Enjoy your fall weather, here in my part of the world we have spring and it is perfect for running. I'm not looking forward to summer's upcoming humidity though!

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    1. Trying to run in humid weather is my least favorite thing!

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  9. My goal for next year is to do the RTB Relay with my husband a ton of friends! He's already done 2 Ragnars on an ultra team, so he's gonna have to deal with having me and other not super fast people on a 12 person team :)I'm really looking forward to the fall as well. Nervous about the winter though as it will be my first winter running! Hope we have a mild NH winter like last year haha I love running with my husband too! Except my pace is a lot slower than his, so it doesn't happen often, therefore super excited when it does.

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    1. Sounds like a fun goal! My husband has no desire to run at night ;)

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  10. Very cool! And so true about training in summer making you faster in fall. How insane are ball games for cardio? We often forget just how much ground they cover!

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    1. And they have no idea why the coaches make them run at practice...;)

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  11. Those fall foliage runs must be breathtaking!

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  12. Yeah they say the average player in a 90 min match who stays on the field runs approx 7 miles a game. Crazy! Thanks for your blog, am really enjoying it. I run www.bettersoccernow.com and like to read your running tips for it.

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