So am I the worst little blogger or am I the worst little blogger???
A whole week without posting was pretty weird, but I didn’t have much to say. Last week running and I decided to take a little break. We only hung out twice — Tuesday for a 5 miler downtown and then Saturday for 12 miles around Mission Bay.
There wasn’t an exact reason I didn’t run much other than having just done that 10 mile race with my brother and also choosing to eat tacos with coworkers and going to a Rodney Atkins concert with a friend instead. That’s legit, right?!
Despite my lack of running ambition during the week, I was actually super pumped about my long run on Saturday. Those 12.2 miles are the furthest I have gone since I hurt my knee 6 months ago!
Did I want to sit down and give up at mile 11.5 when I realized I was still a mile away from my car? Duh.
Did I fuel properly? Nope.
Did it make me nervous for the half marathon in less than 3 weeks? I could poop my pants.
But do I feel a bit of redemption hitting that mileage without an ounce of pain? Without a doubt.
Right after the run I stretched for .2 seconds and then had to head to Ocean Beach for the first Saturday of a 4×4 social volleyball league I joined with a few friends! It was a blast, but my poor planning left me with no time to properly stretch out before 2 hours of volleyball or get any food or drink post run, so my recovery has been taking a bit longer than normal. Oh well,
lesson learned it was worth it.
And since I abandoned poor little I Run For Donuts for a whole week, I decided I’m coming back to you with a giveaway!
This giveaway is for all of you crazy people who can handle the insanity and awesomeness of a Spartan Race.
I have never participated in one myself because I’m a baby and would probably shrivel up a die, but I was contacted by the organizers of the Miami Spartan Super and they want to give one of you awesome people a free entry to any US 2014 Spartan Race! If you aren’t familiar with Spartan Race, it’s been voted the #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine and is the global leader in obstacle racing since 2005.
Also, for all of my people back home in South Florida, the Miami Spartan Super at Oleta River State Park will be on April 12th & 13th and anyone who’s anyone will be there. Well, minus me. Unless someone wants to fly me out there? I’d love to squeeze my little nephews for a whole weekend.
and everyone can click here to get 15% percent off of any Spartan race!
Hope you all have a great Tuesday. I’m going to be busy trying to nom on the Irish band Kodaline at their concert tonight :)
[The giveaway is open until 2/28/2014 at 12:00 am PST. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday's blog post. If you have any questions, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
TO ENTER GIVEAWAY:
Leave a comment telling me either:
a) If you have ever completed an obstacle course race
b) What your favorite kind of donut is
AND for an additional entry you can tweet the following about the giveaway:
“ I want to win a free @SpartanRace entry from @irunfordonuts! http://wp.me/p3auPj-18N “
If you do tweet, just make sure you come back and comment about it to let me know!
* I was not compensated in any way. All views expressed are my own.