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The Early Bird Runner

In I thought they said "rum" on November 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

I must confess, I have two running addictions –in addition to my running addiction.

Admission No. 1 – I use several different running tools while I run.

This may change since I just received a brand new Garmin 610 Special Edition but my main and favorite tool is the Runkeeper app on my phone. It has the best stats for a middle of the road runner like myself. I also recently became hooked on the Nike + app. While it is a more motivational tool for beginner runners, I do like some of their features.  One of which is their handy chart that tells me the time of day I tend to run.  Which leads me to my second addiction

Admission No. 2 – I post a lot of sunrise photos on Facebook.

It just comes with the territory of being my friend on Facebook.  I run early, and like to post the view. Facebook is like my own personal memory book since I am terrible at keeping up with photos and diaries. I think my runner friends relate, the non-runner friends have either hidden my posts or have accepted it as a condition of staying friends on Facebook. 😉

Evening moon

But I had the rare occurrence of putting in an evening run the other night. I was pretty sick and I just could not last through a rigorous boot camp class. I saved any exercise for the evening when I could handle a light workout. Now, I am a big promoter of running safety so I swallow my disdain of treadmill running and head for the gym once it is dark.

Last night was a very cloudy and exceptionally dark evening despite the full moon.  As I left the gym, the moon peaked out through a small hole in the dark clouds and I had a opportunity to capture a moonrise.  And yes, I shared this with all my friends on facebook 😉

❤ Jennie

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Nike Women’s Marathon – I am in!!!!

In Bucket Goals on September 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

I am not even exaggerating when I say I have tried for 5 years…5 long years to have the opportunity to run the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco.  It is on my top 10 bucket list of races to finish. I have tried the lottery several times, I even registered with Team in Training one year when much to my disappointment I had to switch to a local event when our schedule just would not permit it.  Every year, I submitted for the lottery. Every year I received a rejection email.

So you can you can guess my blind excitement when my friend calls, texts, calls again to say “Register now!”. Apparently, excitement from their 50,000 likes on facebook prompted Nike to open up additional spots on-line to Nike+ members. No lottery, just straight registration. How was I supposed to book a flight, hotel, transporation all with four weeks notice? I had no clue! All I saw were Tiffany blue boxes, firefighters in tuxedos and a shiny Tiffany necklace dancing in my head. Plus, this event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and if you have not already heard, I am a big fan of this charity.

My fingers went to manic work andafter 4 pages of registration questions I received the confirmation! I am officially signed up for their half marathon 🙂

Nike Women’s Marathon Event

 Now…to find the perfect running outfit to match those pretty Tiffany boxes 😉

❤ Jennie

 

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