Spring Has (Finally) Sprung!

After what seemed like the longest Georgia winter in recent memory, I’ve been spending most of my free time outside in this gorgeous weather (insanely high pollen count not included in that description) and thus neglecting the ole blog. My apologies! Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been up to these past few days.

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Run For Your Lives!

Although I’m still focusing mainly on strength training and rehabbing my knees, next Saturday’s Warrior Dash marks my return to pounding the pavement. 2013 is going by so fast that I nearly forgot my mom and I are running a 15k in six weeks! Time to get my brain back into the training game with the quickness!

What better way to do that than registering for a fun race?

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The Georgia Half Marathon Expo + Pre-Race Thoughts.

After an hour of hot yoga at Ember Hot Yoga‘s Open House to stretch everything out one last time, Mom and I hit the Publix Georgia Half Marathon Expo to pick up our race packet (and free swag, duh).

As hard as it was to pass all the vendors at first, we headed straight towards the back of the expo to pickup our race packets. Luckily, packet pickup was a breeze! There was no line and the volunteers were very friendly, even when I asked them what the hell a streaker was. The first order of business after getting our gear…

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All Aboard, Frustration Station.

Busting out some vinyl while I make breakfast on Sunday morning might be one of my favorite little weekend traditions. I salvaged this dusty old record player from a church sale on eBay for $20 many years ago. It’s been through a bunch of moves, and I hold it near and dear to my heart even if the sound is not so great. This morning’s record-of-choice was Easy Tiger.

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This afternoon Mom and  I went to Red Top Mountain to try a new trail run. We had 8 miles on our training schedule, so we planned on doing the 5.5-mile Homestead Trail followed by the 3.5-mile Sweet Gum Trail. Emphasis on planned.  Continue reading