Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three Things Thursday

I guess I liked it so much on Tuesday that I wanted to do it again ;) Or maybe it was that I had another assortment of topics to post about and couldn't come up with a better title...

1. Phoenix Marathon

Um.... Where did the time go?! How in the world is this race LESS THAN A MONTH away?! Holy crapoly! I mean, really, I signed up for this race back in August! Let's be honest, I am beyond STOKED to meet and hang out with so many amazing runners [DUH, IT WILL BE THE PARTY OF 2015!], but at the same time, I might be slightly intimidated by the race and the goal I am shooting for...

Unfortunately if you haven't registered for the full marathon, you have missed the bus because it is SOLD OUT (I told you it would happen, so don't blame me if you didn't get in)! There are a few last spots available for the half, but I'd jump on them like NOW because they won't last!


2. Listening To Your Body

Listening to your body is easy... when your body tells you to #RunAllDay... but it is another story when it tells you to slow down and take a day (or three) off... I am proud to say I am trying to tune into how my body is feeling a bit more these days, but that doesn't make it any easier when it tells you to take an unscheduled rest day in the midst of your training plan.


(Just in case you missed my note on Tuesday, my heel has been giving me a little issue since the weekend. Seems more like a bruise than anything but I still want to make sure I am helping it get back to 100% than hurting it. Today it did feel a lot better, but knew one more day off before pounding the pavement was what a "smart runner" would do.)

3. My Dad Needs Bail

My dad is currently raising "bail" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (I was slightly freaked out when I got his text yesterday including his inmate photo, but quickly realized it was a metaphor!) If you'd like to donate $5, $10, or even $20 to the cause, please check out his donor page here (it will be up through the end of February).

3.5 Rock 'n' Roll Races

Okay, okay, maybe this is number four, but "Four Things Thursday" didn't have quite the same ring to it and I wanted to post about this ASAP so I could HELP SAVE YOU MONEY! Today I bit the bullet I registered for the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (and the 5K the day before... I mean, who can say no to extra bling for completing the Remix Challenge?!). [I ran the half in 2013, feel free to check out my recap if you are interested.]

Twitter: @CarleeMcDot

Prices increase on February 1st for the half and full, so I wanted to at least give you the heads up about it! Also, it appears as though everyone got the memo to become a Rock 'n' Roll Ambassador (I'm not one of the cool kids), which means a TON of discount codes are floating around! So if you register for the half or full TODAY you can save $30 ($15 with one of the many coupon codes and $15 before the prices increase on Sunday)!  YOU KNOW YOU WANNA JOIN ME, right?!

What is the most recent race you have registered for?

1 comment:

Jennifer @ The Final Forty said...

I am definitely working on listening to my body! After all of these little pains started cropping up during training for NYCM (which I ignored, of course), and my knee practically fell off during the WDW Marathon, I'm trying to be better about taking care of my body and being extra careful to avoid injury.

My most recent race? Well, I haven't officially clicked that "register" button, but looks like I'll be running the NJ Marathon in April. Hoping get in on some fun halfs this spring, too!