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*Anyone interested in a pair of only-twice-worn Mizuno Wave Inspire 9′s in a size 10?
I bought them in the hopes that I could be a cool Mizuno person, too, but I wore them on a long run and a short run and my IT bands felt TERRIBLE afterward–didn’t change anything but the shoes. They’re just not for me, but I stupidly didn’t keep the receipt or the box. I would sell these babies for $70 + shipping, OBO.
If interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward you to Maria.
This proud Mama wanted to share my babies’ race pictures. Our 4-year-old, Addison, ran her very first “real” race – she usually runs tot-trots after Mama & Daddy’s races, but today was her first WHOLE MILE – in 17 minutes! And our two-year-old, Ansley, ran her very first race (tot-trot) ever. It was 36 degrees with CRAZY wind. I’m more proud of my girls racing today than any race I’ve ever run!
#5050 MILEAGE CHALLENGE
Please join my #5050 February Raffle & Mileage Challenge! This online 50/50 raffle benefits the Alzheimer’s Association and the top 25% of participants (based on mileage logged in February) are eligible to win! Check out my blog post about it.
I’m also hosting a Virtual 5k/10k in March (#Race2Remember) for the Alzheimer’s Association and there will be over $1,000 in prizes up for grabs (as well as a pretty cool little participant medal). Sign-ups will open Wednesday here.
CRAPPY READER RACE PICS
This was the Warrior Dash in Crawfordsville, IN. I’m in the middle and I look like I’m scared to death but I was really excited about jumping over the fire! It was one of the obstacles that I was the most looking forward to.
Here’s an ugly race pic for ya! This is what “Holy crap, I’m about to miss qualifying for Boston by 12 seconds” looks like. At least the constipated face lets me know I gave it my all at the end. Who needs Boston when you have finish line pictures like this?
I am sharing an embarrassing picture of my friend and I at this past weekend’s Half Fast 5k in Vadnais Heights, MN. It was single digit weather and we were FREEZING. We decided to get through it, run fast and pretend like we were having a blast. This included trying to smile for the photographers. Well…mission accomplished?
Friends and family are making fun of our “extremely enthusiastic love for running” as shown in this picture. We look ridiculous but I don’t even care! I got a new 5k PR that day–maybe that was legitimate joy.
I’m running the Rock N Roll San Francisco on April 7th. Yay!
As a part of the race, I signed up to run it for St Jude children’s hospital as a ‘hero’ and so am raising as much money as I can for them. I’m sure you’ve heard of them but they are the bees knees. They make sure no child is ever turned away from medical care because they can’t pay. Pretty inspirational sheeeez!
You can read more and donate to her fundraising page here.
I’m running the Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland this September over Labor Day weekend as part of Team Muscle makers to raise money for a little boy named Parker and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Team Muscle Makers was founded by a mom named Melissa to “go the distance” and raise money for the MDA when her son Parker was diagnosed with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (UCMD).
UCMD is an extremely rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. To date there are only a few hundred documented cases worldwide and it is considered a slowly progressive and life-limiting form of Muscular Dystrophy.
Parker was diagnosed with UCMD when he was just two years old and the MDA and their clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego has been an important part of Parker’s diagnosis and treatment. The proceeds from the money donated goes directly to the MDA funded muscle disease clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego to help Paker and many other children that have been affected by UCMD could really use our help.
You can find Joanna’s donation page here.