Everyone loves fall for some reason or another… football, color changing leaves and Hypercolor shirts…or not
…every single food item being pumpkin flavored, back to school or as I call it, getting rid of your kids for 8 hrs a day of free babysitting, and most importantly, race season.
Fall/Winter is a great time for running races because of the cooler weather; when the weather gets warmer than 55* you start slowing down and have to work harder so fall/winter is perfect for races especially in places like Florida and Texas.
And most importantly a fall marathon greatly decreases your chances of getting funky sports bra tan lines. Vanity first.
Are you planning a fall or winter half or full marathon? Which one?
If you’re still looking for one, check out the inaugural BCS Marathon in College Station, Texas on December 11th.
What’s really cool is that the race director Chris and his wife started a non-profit organization called Mercy Project to rescue children from slavery in third world countries, and the race benefits it and another charity as well.
All hail the return of Cat lady Blogs!, a segment I do showcasing other blogs and giving them some post space. The name came from me saying something about I’m not the only cool cat in the crazy cat lady’s house. or something equally dumb and unoriginal.
Today’s featured blogging beauty is Gina who’s been a longtime reader and loyal commenter on SR:
“Hey Hey! My name is Gina and I blog over at Will Run for Cupcakes. I would like to call myself a healthy living blog, but the truth is that most of my healthy living is exercise; the rest is beer and cupcakes. I started blogging to hold myself accountable for maintaining some type of running/workout regime. I’ve found it keeps me honest and the support of this community is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Just me. No big deal!
Help a sister out!
After completing my second half marathon in April 2011 I decided I was going to embark on something that I have always wanted to do; run a marathon.
I signed up for the ING NYC marathon lottery and didn’t get a slot. Shortly after I was presented with an opportunity to join Team For Kids and run the marathon as part of their organization.
The boyfriend and I
I jumped at the opportunity because
a. I wanted to run NYC
b. I wanted to help out a phenomenal cause.
My original goal of setting out to make myself accountable for running on the blog has turned into a documentation of my marathon training. You might also read about some other fun stuff like cupcakes, the love of my life, and a slight obsession with reality TV (don’t tell anyone).
It’s not all running!!!
Through my marathon endeavor, it is my goal to raise $2620 dollars for Team For Kids. Skinny Runner has given me a HUGE platform as a featured Cat Lady to go above and beyond. I know with everyone’s hectic schedules it may not always be easy to donate time/money to help out a complete stranger, but here is a quick and easy way to do it:
If each of you were to donate $1, $2, or even $5 it would make a world of difference in these children’s lives. You’ll provide low cost/free fitness opportunities for children who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
Let’s help them learn about fitness and healthy living before they find themselves at age 27 training for their first marathon just so they can fit into their skinny jeans, like me.
Oh, and when all else fails…have a cupcake ”
Miss Posing Machine Tia.
*Go enter to win a $30 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card from Devin.